Title

Enterprise Information System Architecture Analysis and Evaluation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2013

Publication Source

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Volume

9

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

2147-2154

DOI

10.1109/TII.2013.2238948

Publisher

IEEE

ISBN/ISSN

1941-0050

Abstract

Numerous software architecture proposals are available to industrial information engineers in developing their enterprise information systems. While those proposals and corresponding methodologies are helpful to engineers in determining appropriate architecture, the systematic methods for the evaluation of software architecture are scarce. To select appropriate software architecture from various alternatives appropriately, a scenario-based method has been proposed to assess how software architecture affects the fulfillment of business requirements. The empirical evaluation on the selection of a supply chain software tool has shown that the developed method offers remarkable insights of software development and can be incorporated into the industrial informatics practice of an organization with a moderate cost.

Keywords

system evaluation, Enterprise information systems, industrial informatics, software architecture, scenario-based method, supply chains, information systems, organisational aspects, production engineering computing, software architecture, Performance evaluation, Software architecture, Service oriented architecture, Information systems

Disciplines

Engineering

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