Model-Driven Retail Information System based on REA Business Ontology and Retail-H

B. Wally, A. Mazak, B. Kratzwald, C. Huemer:
"Model-Driven Retail Information System based on REA Business Ontology and Retail-H";
Vortrag: 17th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics, Lissabon, Portugal; 13.07.2015 - 16.07.2015; in:"Proceedings of the 17th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI)", IEEE, (2015), ISBN: 978-1-4673-7340-1; S. 116 - 124.

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are often cumbersome to customize to a client´s needs. Model-driven approaches promise to simplify these attempts. In this work we present an ERP prototype based on the Resource-Event-Agent (REA) business ontology that follows a"model-at-runtime"approach: one may customize the ERP system during runtime by changing the underlying REA models. We are using Retail-H as the reference framework for building a retail information system (RIS). Our main contribution is the prototypical implementation of a domain agnostic REA engine that can be loaded at runtime with domain specific business models-these models can further be manipulated at runtime. On that basis we have exemplarily modeled main concepts of Retail-H in REA. Validation of the implemented components is realized by applying real business activities and requirements received from our partner, a business software solution provider.