Transforming Software Business Models into Business Processes

Markus Schief, Amir Bonakdar, Tobias Weiblen


Changed business models, such as induced by Software-as-a-Service, require an effective implementation in a firm’s organization. This study clarifies the relation between business models as an implementation of a company’s strategy, and business processes, as an abstraction of a company’s operations. The presented transformation framework provides specific meaning to the industrial setting of a software vendor morphing to a SaaS model. Both underlying concepts, the business model and the value chain, as a coarse-grained view on business processes, stem from software industry research. The explorative findings cover a detailed description of the transformation framework as well as an exemplary expert survey that can serve as a refer-ence for software firm decision makers. Thus, the study provides profound insights into the potential opera-tional impacts of business model changes.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Schief M., Bonakdar A. and Weiblen T. (2012). Transforming Software Business Models into Business Processes . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 167-172. DOI: 10.5220/0003967401670172

in Bibtex Style

author={Markus Schief and Amir Bonakdar and Tobias Weiblen},
title={Transforming Software Business Models into Business Processes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Transforming Software Business Models into Business Processes
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Schief M.
AU - Bonakdar A.
AU - Weiblen T.
PY - 2012
SP - 167
EP - 172
DO - 10.5220/0003967401670172