Abstract

Change to business information systems, like enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, is inevitable. The problem is that the processes degrading these highly complicated systems during their life cycle are poorly understood. To that end, we present an approach that operates as a degradation lens to view technical change data collected from ERP systems. We reconstruct a customization change stream from available log data and investigate structural degradation effects on one designated ERP system codebase in a system landscape. Our results indicate that, contrary to commonly held belief, changes do not maintain the customization in an initial architectural component but tend to evolve across several functionality clusters to evade degradation. Our data suggest that release-driven, complete redesigns of customized parts of ERP systems take place.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design
Subtitle of host publication13th International Symposium, BMSD 2023, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 3–5, 2023, Proceedings
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages330-339
Number of pages10
Volume483
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-36757-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-36756-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2023
Event13th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - OU, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Jul 20235 Jul 2023
Conference number: 13
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Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume483
ISSN1865-1348

Conference

Conference13th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2023
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period3/07/235/07/23
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Keywords

  • DEGRADATION
  • ERP system
  • architectural evolution
  • structural degradation
  • technical change
  • degradation

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