Wednesday 11 May 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Hans-Jurgen Scheruhn (Business Informatics, Harz University of Applied Sciences Germany)

An image of Professor Hans-Jurgen Scheruhn (Business Informatics, Harz University of Applied Sciences Germany)

Title: From conceptual models of understanding business to models of business IT application, through the lens of an SAP case study
Speaker: Professor Hans-Jürgen Scheruhn (Professor of Business Informatics, Department of Automation and Computer Science, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Wernigerode, Germany)
Hosted by: Dr Simon Polovina (Business Computing, SHU)

Professor Scheruhn obtained his PhD in Engineering from Hanover University in 1988. He has published almost 50 internationally celebrated articles and several books. Professor Scheruhn is a Board Member and the Head of Information Management Research & Development at the Global University Alliance. He helps facilitate an international platform where academics and thought leaders can interact to compare, explore and develop leading practices. Professor Scheruhn is also a certified LEAD Enterprise Architect.

To succeed in meeting their objectives and avert failure, organisations need a greater understanding of their business and technology assets. One of the biggest challenges organisations face is a lack of familiarity with the nature of these entities, what they have in common and how they all relate to each other. Identifying the interrelationships is the route to success, but also one of the biggest challenges faced by most organisations. Although Information Modelling, Information and Solution Architecture are considered distinct and different disciplines, they employ common objects and relations. By cross-referencing the common (or ‘meta’) objects to the success or failure reasons identified, it becomes clear that the inability to align business, process, IT application and data are the root cause for the discrepancies found in business models. Using the ARIS modelling suite together with its implementation through SAP Solution Manager and SAP ERP as the representative illustration, a novel approach is therefore presented that demonstrates how we can represent these models through layers and levels that better contextualise their relevance, and the key relations within and between these layers.

12.00PM – 1.00PM

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