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Studies from Rutgers State University Describe New Findings in Software and Systems Research (Strategic business modeling: representation and...

August 7, 2014

Studies from Rutgers State University Describe New Findings in Software and Systems Research (Strategic business modeling: representation and reasoning)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Current study results on Software and Systems Research have been published. According to news reporting originating from Camden, New Jersey, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Business intelligence (BI) offers tremendous potential for business organizations to gain insights into their day-to-day operations, as well as longer term opportunities and threats. However, most of today's BI tools are based on models that are too much data-oriented from the point of view of business decision makers."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Rutgers State University, "We propose an enterprise modeling approach to bridge the business-level understanding of the enterprise with its representations in databases and data warehouses. The business intelligence model (BIM) offers concepts familiar to business decision making-such as goals, strategies, processes, situations, influences, and indicators. Unlike many enterprise models which are meant to be used to derive, manage, or align with IT system implementations, BIM aims to help business users organize and make sense of the vast amounts of data about the enterprise and its external environment. In this paper, we present core BIM concepts, focusing especially on reasoning about situations, influences, and indicators. Such reasoning supports strategic analysis of business objectives in light of current enterprise data, allowing analysts to explore scenarios and find alternative strategies. We describe how goal reasoning techniques from conceptual modeling and requirements engineering have been applied to BIM. Techniques are also provided to support reasoning with indicators linked to business metrics, including cases where specifications of indicators are incomplete."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Evaluation of the proposed modeling and reasoning framework includes an on-going prototype implementation, as well as case studies."

For more information on this research see: Strategic business modeling: representation and reasoning. Software and Systems Modeling, 2014;13(3):1015-1041. Software and Systems Modeling can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer -; Software and Systems Modeling -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Horkoff, Rutgers State University, Dept. of Comp Sci, Camden, NJ 08102, United States. Additional authors for this research include D. Barone, L. Jiang, E. Yu, D. Amyot, A. Borgida and J. Mylopoulos.

Keywords for this news article include: Camden, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America, Software and Systems Research

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