REPRESENTATION OF BUSINESS INFORMATION FLOW WITH AN EXTENSION FOR UML - From Business Processes to object-orientated Software Engineering

Oliver Daute

Abstract

The use of enterprise software solutions is getting increasingly important. Today thousands of users are able to work in an integrated enterprise solution. The requirements of software systems have changed dramatically in quality and quantity in the last decades. While the know-how in technology was the main factor for success in the past, today much more effort is needed and involved to understand what the customer wants. At this point Business Process Engineering became an important way to describe the business and system requirements. It focuses on requirements, terminology, processes, dependencies, and on the Business Information Flow, which is the subject of this article. There are several procedures and methodologies available for modeling business process requirements. Most of them are focused on a particular area of business and utilize a special modeling technique often used to customize a standard software solution. A better way, specifically for non-standard software solutions is the use of an independent modeling language like the UML. The UML is well established in the domain of object orientated software development (Meta, 2003). For business process modeling more investigations are required, especially on how to represent business information flow. An appropriate way, as we propose here, is to add business information flow to UML Use Case Diagrams.

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Daute O. (2004). REPRESENTATION OF BUSINESS INFORMATION FLOW WITH AN EXTENSION FOR UML - From Business Processes to object-orientated Software Engineering . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 569-572. DOI: 10.5220/0002651305690572


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@conference{iceis04,
author={Oliver Daute},
title={REPRESENTATION OF BUSINESS INFORMATION FLOW WITH AN EXTENSION FOR UML - From Business Processes to object-orientated Software Engineering},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={569-572},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002651305690572},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - REPRESENTATION OF BUSINESS INFORMATION FLOW WITH AN EXTENSION FOR UML - From Business Processes to object-orientated Software Engineering
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Daute O.
PY - 2004
SP - 569
EP - 572
DO - 10.5220/0002651305690572