Towards Business Process Modeling in Business Contracting – Analyzing Collaboration Contracts as a Field of Application for Process Models

Becker Jörg, Heddier Marcel, Knackstedt Ralf


Zusammenfassung
Today's rising quantity of business collaborations increases the relevance of business contracting between companies. This leads at the same time to more complex and incomprehensible business contracts. We state a need for new approaches to handle this complexity. Business process modeling is a well established methodology of business process management (BPM) that can be used to handle complexity in business processes. In this paper we argue that conceptual models can improve comprehensibility of complex contracts by modeling those parts of business contracts that regulate specific procedures. Based on a contract analysis we indentify different contract content types and their potential for process modeling. The results show great potential in some content types and less in others. Based on our findings we propose the design of a software-based recommendation tool that could facilitate business contract design and the comprehensibility of these contracts.

Schlüsselwörter
business process modeling, contract design, collaboration contract



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Konferenz)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2012

Konferenz
45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Konferenzort
Maui, HI, USA

Buchtitel
Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-45)

Erste Seite
4376

Letzte Seite
4385

Sprache
Englisch

DOI

Affiliierungen
University of Muenster - ERCIS