IS 405 - Integrated Information Systems (Wifo)


Degree Course B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik
Lecturer Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Inf. Kai Spohrer
Contact hours per week 3
Grading Written exam
Language of instruction English
Room Schloß Ostflügel - O 142 (Engelhorn-Hörsaal)
Time Tue 3:30 - 5_00 pm
Registration not required
First Lecture Sep. 10th
Office hours by appointment
Learning Platform ILIAS


In the first part of the lecture, an introduction to process modeling will be given. In subsequent sessions, we will discuss the use of integrated information systems, with a focus on manufacturing and trading industries.

Furthermore, fundamentals of management support systems (Business Intelligence) will be presented.

Structure of the lecture:

  • Process Modeling
  • Information Systems in
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Procurement, Warehousing
  • Production
  • Shipping, Service
  • Finance, Accounting and Human Resources
  • Information Systems in Retailing
  • Planning and Control Systems

Learning objectives

The participants of the lecture shall be able to model complex business tasks with the help of well-established modeling methods. Furthermore, the students shall be in the position to discuss the potential of the use of integrated information systems in manufacturing companies and to resolve comprehensive process dependencies.


  • Mertens et al.: Grundzüge der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 7th edition, Springer 2001
  • Mertens: Integrierte Informationsverarbeitung, 2 volumes, volume 1, Operative Systeme in der Industrie, 16th edition (older editions can be used as well)
  • Wigand et al.: Introduction to Business Information Systems, Springer 2003