As promising chance, Industry 4.0 (I4.0) enables companies to defend
their position in fast changing markets and to respond on individual customer demands.
How-ever, companies have challenges to implement I 4.0 strategies in their current
business. We present a research-in-progress design science project with the aim of designing
a business model configuration tool enabling company transformation to I 4.0.
Based on a comprehensive problem analysis and literature study, we demonstrate a first
prototypical instantiation and demonstrate its feasibility in a case study. This tool enables
practitioners as well as theorists to observe changes in business models rapidly and
support transformations to I 4.0. With the tool, companies can understand their business
models better and find a target business model, which is really fitting to the individual
way of value creation of the company.