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Identifying Business Components Using Conceptual Models

Identifying Business Components Using Conceptual Models
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Author(s): Klement J. Fellner (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany)and Klaus Turowski (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany)
Copyright: 2000
Pages: 5
Source title: Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-84-1.ch017
ISBN13: 9781878289841
EISBN13: 9781466665316


In general, a business component is a software unit that carries out business tasks in a given business area, e.g. production planning, accounting, or materials management. Using business components may lead to an economic make and buy of business application systems by combining advantages of developing individual software with those of standardized off-the-shelf software. However, the necessary standardization of open and flexible business components to obtain these advantages is still missing. On the other hand, the information systems community has done a lot of research to acquire conceptual models that describe certain business application areas. In this paper, we propose an approach to utilize this work in order to identify business components.

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