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Title
Introducing Business Process into Legacy Information Systems
Authors
Marcos R.S. Borges
A.F. Vincent
María Carmen Penadés Gramaje
Renata M. Araujo
Published in
3rd International Conference Business Process Management (BPM 2005), LNCS 3649. Springer Verlag. Nancy, France, September 2005. - 2005
Abstract
The majority of legacy information systems running today were built without adopting a business process approach. In these systems, the control over the execution of the process activities is partial, leaving out all those activities that have not been automated. Moreover, the activities that constitute the process are not formally interconnected, causing loss of the overall business process context. This paper presents a method for gradually integrating the underlying business processes supported by these systems, without disrupting the automation they already support. The method is particularly attractive for legacy systems that expect to live long and whose cost of re-development is high. We claim that a gradual moving to a Business Process approach reduces the resistance and increases the chances of success of an eventual system redevelopment.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:178,
        title =  "Introducing Business Process into Legacy Information Systems",
        author = "Marcos R.S. Borges and A.F. Vincent and María Carmen Penadés Gramaje and Renata M. Araujo",
        booktitle = "3rd International Conference Business Process Management (BPM 2005),
LNCS 3649. Springer Verlag. Nancy, France, September 2005.",
        year = "2005",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "",
        abstract = "The majority of legacy information systems running today were built without adopting a business process approach. In these systems, the control over the execution of the process activities is partial, leaving out all those activities that have not been automated. Moreover, the activities that constitute the process are not formally interconnected, causing loss of the overall business process context. This paper presents a method for gradually integrating the underlying business processes supported by these systems, without disrupting the automation they already support. The method is particularly attractive for legacy systems that expect to live long and whose cost of re-development is high. We claim that a gradual moving to a Business Process approach reduces the resistance and increases the chances of success of an eventual system redevelopment."
}