Implementation of SOA-based ERP-systems

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Type and Duration

internes Projekt, since October 2009


Hilti Chair of Business Process Management

Main Research

Business Process Management

Field of Research

Enterprise Resource Planning


Service-oriented ERP systems promise to allow for a fine-grained alignment of IT with specific functional requirements of an organization's business processes. In this regard, studies particularly emphasize the potential to flexibly exchange services by means of market-based transactions. One important aspect widely neglected, however, is the challenge of governing the implementation processes of this new kind of information systems. The expected flexibility and higher degrees of profitability come with an increased complexity. This research project focuses on different aspects of the implementation process of SOA-based ERP systems and contributes to several open questions in this field.

Reference to Liechtenstein

Service-oriented architectures enable a fine-grained adaptation of information systems. Accordingly, SOA allows large as well as small and medium sized enterprises to flexibly design their information systems, which is why the project results are interesting to various companies in Liechtenstein.

Project Leader

  • Enterprise Resource Planning


  • Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2012). Wettbewerbsvorteile durch Prozessmanagement. ERP-Management, 28-30.

  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Gonzenbach, I. (2012). Herausforderungen und Trends im Cloud Computing. ERP Management.

  • Schenk, B. (2011). Implementierung SOA-basierter ERP-Systeme. ERP-Management, 38-40.

  • Schenk, B. (2011). Make-or-Buy? Effiziente Implementierung serviceorienterter ERP-Systeme. ERP-Management, 35-37.

  • Schenk, B. (2009). Veränderungen im Implementierungsprozess durch stärkere Modularisierung von ERP-Systemen mittels Web-Services für Unternehmen des Einzelhandels. Wien: WU-Wien, Diss., 2009.

  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2009). Organizational Implications of Implementing Service Oriented ERP Systems - An Analysis based on New Institutional Economics. In W. Abramowicz (Ed.), Business Information Systems (Vol. 21, pp. 252-263). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2009). Classification Criteria for Governing the Implementation Process of Service-oriented ERP Systems - An Analysis based on New Institutional Economics. Paper presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2009), San Francisco, California. (VHB_3: D)

  • vom Brocke, J., Sonnenberg, C., & Thomas, O. (2008). Towards an Economic Justification of Service Oriented Architectures. Measuring the Financial Impact. Paper presented at the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2008), Toronto, CA. (VHB_3: D)

  • vom Brocke, J., Thomas, O., Sonnenberg, C., & Schenk, B. (2008). Economics of Service Oriented Architectures - Measuring the Financial Performance. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2008), Gdansk, Poland.

  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2008). New Organizational Concepts for Implementing Service-Oriented ERP Systems. An Analysis Based on Transaction Cost Theory. Paper presented at the Pre-ICIS 2008 Workshop on Enterprise Systems Research in MIS, Paris.