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Managing variability of ERP ecosystems: research issues and solution ideas from Microsoft Dynamics AX


Nöbauer, Markus; Seyff, Norbert; Dhungana, Deepak; Stoiber, Reinhard (2012). Managing variability of ERP ecosystems: research issues and solution ideas from Microsoft Dynamics AX. In: VaMoS 2012, Leipzig, 25 January 2012 - 27 January 2012. ACM, 21-26.

Abstract

Systematic reuse of artifacts and a clear understanding of the variability within a product family are key success concepts within diverse industrial domains. Nevertheless, there are still many open issues regarding adapting and tailoring of software product line engineering approaches to specialized domains. The nature of ERP systems would suggest the application of product line techniques, but the limitations and constraints within this domain makes this a challenging task from the viewpoint of a partner company. In this paper we discuss ERP domain constraints and provide first conceptual solutions on how to adapt and extend software product line techniques for this particular context. Furthermore, we present a first tool prototype to support sales consultants at ERP partner companies.

Abstract

Systematic reuse of artifacts and a clear understanding of the variability within a product family are key success concepts within diverse industrial domains. Nevertheless, there are still many open issues regarding adapting and tailoring of software product line engineering approaches to specialized domains. The nature of ERP systems would suggest the application of product line techniques, but the limitations and constraints within this domain makes this a challenging task from the viewpoint of a partner company. In this paper we discuss ERP domain constraints and provide first conceptual solutions on how to adapt and extend software product line techniques for this particular context. Furthermore, we present a first tool prototype to support sales consultants at ERP partner companies.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Software
Physical Sciences > Human-Computer Interaction
Physical Sciences > Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Physical Sciences > Computer Networks and Communications
Language:English
Event End Date:27 January 2012
Deposited On:05 Feb 2013 11:39
Last Modified:20 Nov 2021 08:14
Publisher:ACM
ISBN:978-1-4503-1058-1
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2110147.2110150
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7920

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