Service oriented business models for enterprise systems
|Coordinator||Göteborgs Universitet - Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 800 000|
|Project duration||September 2008 - August 2011|
Purpose and goal
Enterprise systems in the form of standardized, enterprise-wide IT systems constitute an important component in the majority of western organizations. At the same time it is a large market for vendors and consultants working in close relation to this type of systems. Recently, the enterprise system industry has experienced a strong pressure to find alternative sourcing models, or new ways to deliver the systems to the end customer. One of the strongest forces behind this change has been the technical developments surrounding service oriented architectures, a development that has brought a new take on the enterprise system as a collection of e-services (Federated ERP). Service oriented architecture creates strong possibilities when it comes to the delivery, while at the same time it also leads to new prerequisites for the the bundling of systems on the receiving side. With this come new, service oriented business models such as SaaS (Software as a Service) that have been acknowledged as plausible alternatives for traditional ways of making the system available.
Results and expected effects
The project is intended to map, develop and evaluate sustainable service oriented business models for enterprise systems. The objective is to deliver a collection of applicable and tested business models for buyers, vendors and consultants of enterprise systems. This acknowledges the issues of service delivery, productivity gains and renewal of e-services design presented by Vinnova.
Approach and implementation
The project will map, develop and evaluate a collection of service-oriented business models for enterprise systems. The project will last for 24 months and involve stakeholders from the academy (Handelshögskolan and KTH) and a collection of industry partners. The end result of the project is a collection of evaluated service oriented business models for enterprise systems.