IS 405 - Integrated Information Systems (Wifo)


Degree Course B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik
Lecturer Dr. Thomas Kude
Contact hours per week 2 SWS
Grading Written exam (100%)
Language English
Time Tuesday, 15:30-17:00, weekly
Room O142
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Degree Course B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik
Lecturers Nele Lüker
Language English
Time Thursday, 13:45-15:15, weekly
Room O142
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This course outlines fundamentals of business process modeling based on event-driven process chains (EPC) and business process model and notation (BPMN). It demonstrates the capability of business processes to integrate primary and secondary functions in a firm. The main part of the course focuses on the business functions architecture of integrated information systems in industrial companies. In particular, functional interdependencies will be outlined in order to understand how business functions interact if horizontal or vertical business processes are executed. Finally, fundamentals of management support systems such as data warehouses and business intelligence systems will be addressed.

This course is designed for business informatics students. It requires a profound level of conceptual systems design and development skills. Exchange students from other disciplines like business administration or management may attend this course if they have already acquired profound knowledge in the domains of information systems and information technology.

During the course, students will have the opportunity to work with ERP@School, a basic ERP systems which demonstrates the logic and interdependencies between the business functions. The use of the system requires basic systems handling knowledge since it has to be conducted in self-learning sessions.

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.

After attending the lecture and exercises, students are able to

  • model business processes based on contemporary modeling techniques
  • understand and discuss the requirements, characteristics and effects of integrated information systems in industrial firms, including their functional interdependencies
  • accomplish function-specific tasks in the context of an integrated information system

Lecture Schedule

No. Topic Date
1 Introduction & Process Modeling 15.09.2015
2 Process Modeling 2 22.09.2015
3 Research & Development 29.09.2015
4 Marketing & Sales 06.10.2015
5 Procurement 13.10.2015
6 Warehousing / Production 1 20.10.2015
7 Production 2 27.10.2015
8 Shipping / Customer Service 10.11.2015
9 Finance, Accounting and Human Resources 17.11.2015
10 Visiting Talk - tba 24.11.2015
11 Business Intelligence, Planning and Control Systems 01.12.2015
12 Q&A 08.12.2015
EXAM tba

Exercise Schedule

No. Topic(s) Date
1 Session 1 24.09.2015
2 Session 2 08.10.2015
3 Session 3 22.10.2015
4 Session 4 29.10.2015
5 Project Week 02.11. - 06.11.2015
6 Session 5 12.11.2015
7 ERP Simulation – Group 1 19.11.2015
8 ERP Simulation – Group 2 26.11.2015
9 Session 6 03.12.2015


  • Mertens et al.: Grundzüge der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 11th edition, Springer 2012
  • Mertens: Integrierte Informationsverarbeitung, Band 1, Operative Systeme in der Industrie, 18th edition, Springer 2012
  • Wigand et al.: Introduction to Business Information Systems, Springer 2008