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An EA-Based Approach to Valuate Enterprise Transformation : The Case of IS Investments Enabling On Demand Integration of Service Providers

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Dorsch, Christoph ; Häckel, Björn:
An EA-Based Approach to Valuate Enterprise Transformation : The Case of IS Investments Enabling On Demand Integration of Service Providers.
In: Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2012), Barcelona, Spain, June 10 - 13, 2012. - s.l. : Association for Information Systems , 2012
ISBN 978-84-88971-54-8

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Determining the value contribution of IS investments is a crucial task to support conscious decisions, e.g. about the scope or for or against the implementation of these investments. IS investments transform an enterprise not only in its IS related architecture, but often enable enhancements within the business related architecture. Valuating IS investments from an integral point of view therefore means to measure the value contribution to all affected artifacts of an enterprise.
Enterprise architecture (EA) used as a coordinative framework to valuate enterprise transformation may help to support this goal. We propose a valuation approach for IS investments based on EA offering two advantages: As through EA all artifacts of and their relationships within an enterprise are known, the impact of IS investments on all architectural layers can be identified and attributed to the IS investments as an integral value. Furthermore EA provides (detailed) models of all artifacts changed. These models can be used to support the valuation of the IS investments’ impact on all affected artifacts.
To demonstrate how this valuation approach can be tailored for valuating a concrete IS investment, we apply it to the exemplary case of valuating an IS investment enabling the on demand integration of service providers. Therefore we model the enabled enhancements of this IS investment on the business and business process architecture, relating on the basic optimization problem of capacity planning within a certain business process. A case study of the payment transaction process of a banking transactions provider finally shows the applicability of the valuation approach.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: IS Enabled Enterprise Transformation; Valuation Approach; Enterprise Architecture; Integral View of IS and Business Artifacts; Decision Model
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 07:28
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2022 07:40