Project

Guidance Model for Business Integration Solutions

Project

Oct 2007 - Sep 2009
Effective and efficient exchange and cooperation of information and goods between enterprises is a crucial prerequisite to compete successfully in globalized supply networks. In particular, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have to cope with the increasing pressure to establish inexpensive, flexible, short-term cooperation to ensure the effectiveness of data and information flow as well as the flow of goods. Since the most successful SMEs decided to specialize on their core business and to intensify their competitive advantages, consequently the number of business-to-business (b2b) cooperation to be established in supply networks increases. However, recent cross-enterprise business processes in supply networks are often not integrated adequately or supported by appropriate integrative information systems. But, lacking state-of-the-art technology for b2b integration confronts SMEs with media disruptions and incompatible digital interfaces in the case of data and information exchange, which leads to inefficient business processes, competitive disadvantage and they risk to be excluded from their supply network. To support SMEs establishing successful and effective b2b integration solutions in supply networks a methodologically profound set of procedures, concepts, methods, technologies, standards and tools is needed.

In order to bridge this gap, the project GuideBIS provides a holistic b2b framework containing integration concepts at different levels, approved integration tools in a toolbox, a profound process model for integration implementations, and case studies containing examples of successful b2b integration solutions.

Research program

UA Basic Promotion


This project ist co-financed by research subsidies granted by the government of Upper Austria. 
2009
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal, W. Wöss - A Holistic Approach for B2B Integration at Different Conceptual Levels - Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (EEE'09), Las Vegas, United States of America, 2009, pp. 179-185 more
2008
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal - Towards a Guidance Model for Business Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society and e-Education, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008, pp. 15 more
2008
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal - GuideBIS - Guidance Model for Business Integration Solutions - VNL No. 8, 2008, pp. 15 more
2008
D. Nedbal, G. Petz - A Software Solution for Accessible E-Government Portals - Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Linz, Austria, 2008, pp. 338-345 more
2008
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal - GuideBIS - Guidance Model for Business Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Commerce 2007 (EC2007), Algarve, Portugal, 2008, pp. 271-275 more