Very Large Business Applications (VLBA) have been a focal point in research at the Chair for Information Systems (I17) at Technische Universität München (TUM) also before 2006, when the CVLBA was founded at the TUM. Within the center the combined experience of various faculties from a broad variety of disciplines including computer science, business administration, economics, psychology, library sciences, and law is now bundled.
The definition of a VLBA builds upon the definition of business applications, which are applications implementing processes for value creation in organizations, but exhibits the following specific characteristics:
- VLBAs have no geographical, organizational, cultural or technical limitations.
- VLBAs may be implemented as business application(s) as well as whole systems and system landscapes.
- VLBAs are of strategic importance to the organization because a change in the VLBA leads to high financial, personnel, and organizational costs.
VLBAs support different departments of organizations independent of their size. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are examples of VLBAs. The center’s objectives are the integrated study of very large business applications and their underlying technologies – their design, their implementation, their management but also their impact on the economy and on society as a whole. An interdisciplinary approach is essential in this context, to improve the efficiency and quality of business information systems development and the business processes they support. Expected benefits of the CVLBA’s research output comprise improvements in the management of the deployment process, increased user satisfaction and the delivery of more functionality to the market concerning software and related products.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Prof. Krcmar’s research covers information management, IT-enabled value networks, service management, computer-supported cooperative work and information systems for IT service providers in healthcare and e-government.
He studied business management in Saarbrücken and obtained his doctorate in 1983. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the IBM Los Angeles Scientific Center and as assistant professor of information systems at the Leonard Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University and Baruch College, City University of New York. From 1987 to 2002, he held the Chair of Information Systems at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. From 2000 to 2002, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. He is a member of the Faculty of Management and, since 2010, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science.
Researchers & Projects
|Zuzana Rosenberg||“Development of a Simulation Model for Business Process Reengineering”|
|Manuel Wiesche||“Managing the Unexpected: Understanding Effective Controls for Risks in Complex Value Networks”|
|Konrad Dongus||“Contract design and its performance implications: An empirical analysis of IS outsourcing projects from a vendor’s perspective”|
|Harald Kienegger||“Critical Success Factors of Modern ERP Implementation Projects – Using SAP Business ByDesign as an Example”|
|Markus Böhm||“IT-related Challenges in Corporate Divestitures”|
VLBA Workshop Proceedings
Helmut Krcmar, Klaus Turowski (Eds.)
Proceedings of the 18th Annual SAP Academic Conference EMEA 2013 (Munich)
987-3-8440-2520-0, Februar 2014
Helmut Krcmar, Klaus Turowski (Eds.)
5th Workshop of the Centers for Very Large Business Applications (CVLBA) in Walldorf, November 27, 2012
978-3-8440-1702-1, März 2013
Hans-Knud Arndt, Helmut Krcmar (Eds.)
978-3-8440-0336-9, August 2011
Hans-Knud Arndt, Helmut Krcmar (Hrsg.)
3. Workshop des Centers for Very Large Business Applications (CVLBA), Magdeburg, 13.-14. Oktober 2009
Reihe: Magdeburger Schriften zur Wirtschaftsinformatik
978-3-8322-8742-9, Dezember 2009
|2014/01/29||CVLBA Annual Meeting in Walldorf||Annual Meeting in Walldorf|
|2013/09/13||18th SAP Academic Conference EMEA (Munich)||Proceedings of the 18th SAP Academic Conference|
|2013/02/27||11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (Leipzig)||11th Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik 2013|
|2013/02/26||CVLBA Design Thinking Workshop in Leipzig||Design Thinking Jam @ WI2013|
|2012/11/27-28||CVLBA Annual Meeting in Walldorf||CVLBA Jahrestreffen at Walldorf (27 & 28 November)|
|2012/09/06||CVLBA Workshop at SAP Academic Conference in Dresden||CVLBA Workshop@Dresden on 6 Sept 2012|