Towards an Economic Justification of Service Oriented Architectures. Measuring the Financial Impact

back to overview

External Documents


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)

Publication type

Paper in Conference Proceedings


Service oriented architectures (SOA) herald a new generation of application systems. Whereas current systems were to be chosen and operated as self-contained systems of individual vendors, service oriented architectures allow for integrating application functionality from different sources internal or external to a company according to individual needs within a specific context. Vendors of ERP systems are developing service oriented product variants and intermediaries for trading services over the internet have established already. Therefore, companies are increasingly confronted with the question, to what extend the adoption of SOA turns out to be a profitable venture. As out-payments can be well estimated, the question is: “What is the actual economic value to be gained by utilizing SOA-enabled systems and what monetary consequences are associated with a SOA adoption?” With this contribution we present an approach to measure the financial impact of SOA based on conceptual process models.


internes Projekt, January 2004 until October 2012 (finished)

Bei der Entscheidung über die Einführung einer Serviceorientierten Architektur (SOA) in einem Unternehmen sind neben technischen Aspekten insbesondere organisatorische Fragestellungen relevant. In ... more ...

Implementation of SOA-based ERP-systems
internes Projekt, since October 2009

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 ... more ...


Organizational Units

  • Institute of Information Systems
  • Hilti Chair of Business Process Management