In the recent years, the broader application of web-based technologies caused radical changes and a consequent rapid development within the entrepreneurial environment. In order to exploit first-mover advantages, enterprises often preferred a quick-paced introduction of E-Business solutions, hence neglecting more holistic and integrated approaches. This fact implied that E-Business solutions were usually simply and hastily embedded into the existing business processes and organizational structures. As a result, E-Business projects often did not reach the striven targets or even failed, with the consequently growing lack of trust towards the above-mentioned business approach. Hence, there is a clear need for action in the field of methodical development, deployment and integration of E-Business solutions into the entrepreneurial structure. We present an integrated framework for the engineering of E-Business, which is the result of a 3 year experience at FIR.
Luczak, Holger; Bleck, Stefan; Forzi, Tomaso; and Laing, Peter, "A Holistic Approach for E-Business Engineering" (2002). ICEB 2002 Proceedings. 85.