Integrated Information Systems / "Wirtschaftsinformatik III" (Bachelor BWL)


Degree course BSc BWL and other non-Business Informatics degree courses
Lecture Dipl. Wirtsch.-Inf. Erik Hemmer
Contact hours per week 3 (2 Lecture, 1 Exercise) + Tutorials
Grading Written exam (90 min.)
Language English
Room A3
Time Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 1:30 p.m., February 23, 2011 - June 1, 2011
Office hours On appointment
Additional information There is an Ilias group for this lecture which contains all additional materials. You can register by selecting the lecture in the Portal of the University of Mannheim (university calendar). Afterwards, you can access all materials via


Group 1
Time Wed. 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. bi-weekly
Period March 9, 2011 to May 18, 2011 AND May 25, 2011
Room O 163
Group 2
Time Wed. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. bi-weekly
Period March 9, 2011 to May 18, 2011 AND May 25, 2011
Room O 151
Group 3
Time Thu. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. bi-weekly
Period March 10, 2011 to May 19, 2011 AND May 26, 2011
Room M003


More information on the tutorials will be provided in the first lecture on Feb. 23, 2011.


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.

Finally, the participants of the lecture shall be able to model complex operational tasks with the help of well-established modeling methods. Additionally, the participants shall be in the position to discuss the potential of the use of integrated information systems in manufacturing companies and to analyze and understand comprehensive process dependencies.

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


  • 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