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Integrating business process simulation and information system simulation for performance prediction

Heinrich, Robert; Merkle, Philipp; Henss, Jörg; Paech, Barbara

Business process (BP) designs and enterprise information system (IS) designs are often not well aligned. Missing alignment may result in performance problems at run-time, such as large process execution time or overloaded IS resources. The complex interrelations between BPs and ISs are not adequately understood and considered in development so far. Simulation is a promising approach to predict performance of both BP and IS designs. Based on prediction results, design alternatives can be compared and verified against requirements. Thus, BP and IS designs can be aligned to improve performance. In current simulation approaches, BP simulation and IS simulation are not adequately integrated. This results in limited prediction accuracy due to neglected interrelations between the BP and the IS in simulation. In this paper, we present the novel approach Integrated Business IT Impact Simulation (IntBIIS) to adequately reflect the mutual impact between BPs and ISs in simulation. Three types of mutual impact between BPs and ISs in terms of performance are specified. We discuss several solution alternatives to predict the impact of a BP on the performance of ISs and vice versa. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1007/s10270-015-0457-1
Zitationen: 16
Web of Science
Zitationen: 7
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD)
Kompetenzzentrum für angewandte Sicherheitstechnologie (KASTEL)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1619-1366, 1619-1374
KITopen-ID: 1000052211
Erschienen in Software and systems modeling
Band 16
Heft 1
Seiten 257-277
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 06.03.2015
Schlagworte Business process, Information system, Alignment Performance
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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