A new class of integrated information systems that specifically
addresses the needs of universities has emerged under the name of
campus management systems. Campus management systems
follow the same concept as integrated enterprise systems in
companies and focus on a set of well-defined, structured processes
that are standardized and streamlined for the entire university.
Besides these university-wide processes, we have identified the
need to support and optimize processes on the level of the
individual university research group. In this paper we describe the
Web application platform based research group information
system, ReGIS. It complements university-wide campus
management systems with a flexible approach to support and
optimize research group-level processes. We provide a detailed
description of our approach, including the results of our process
analysis as well as the underlying conceptual framework, the
current implementation status and first application results of the
ReGIS system.