Configurable retail information systems - Can reference models contribute in saving the software development place Germany?
Becker J, Delfmann P, Knackstedt R
Retailers purchasing software have to choose between standard or individual solutions. Both types of software have disadvantages. Standard software may not provide sufficient functionality whereas the development and maintenance of individual software may be too expensive and may be connected to uncertainties of realizability. Standardized, but pre-configured software that already considers special requirements of the retail company can help to overcome these disadvantages. To point out the benefits that can be gained by configurative reference modeling this concept is applied to an existing retail information systems reference model in this paper.
retail information systems reference modeling tool support model configuration conceptual modeling