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Integrated Information Systems

IS 405 for Bachelor's program (Business Informatics)

Despite the Covid 19 pandemic, the lecture is to be held as a hybrid event, within which the face-to-face sessions will take place with special security provisions. To participate in face-to-face events at the University of Mannheim, the Classroom Pass is obligatory since this semester. You will receive this pass if you can present a 3G proof. Instructions on how to obtain the Classroom Pass and answers to the most important questions can be found under “Classroom Pass 2021/2022”. The lecture can also be followed “live” via Zoom and will also be recorded.

General Information

Fall 2021
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl (Lecture)
Nele Lüker (Lecture & Exercise)
Course Format Lecture, Exercise, and Project
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Language English
Grading Written Exam (100%)
Exam Date 16.12.21 (90 minutes)
Information for Students Course schedule: Portal²
Course materials: ILIAS
Project registration: details will be announced in the first lecture
Michael Piegza

Michael Piegza

Contact person for Integrated Information Systems

For further information please contact Michael Piegza.

    Course Information

  • Brief Description

    This course outlines fundamentals of business process modeling based on event-driven process chains (EPC) and business process model and notation (BPMN). It demonstrates the capability of business processes to integrate primary and secondary functions in a firm. The main part of the course focuses on the business functions architecture of integrated information systems in industrial companies. In particular, functional interdependencies will be outlined in order to understand how business functions interact when horizontal or vertical business processes are executed. Finally, fundamentals of management support systems, such as data warehouses and business intelligence systems, will be addressed.

    This course is designed for Business Informatics students. It requires a profound level of conceptual systems design and development skills. Exchange students from other disciplines like Business Administration or Management may attend this course if they have already acquired profound knowledge in the domains of information systems and information technology.

    During the course, students will have the opportunity to work with ERP@School, a basic ERP systems which demonstrates the logic and interdependencies between business functions. The use of the system requires basic systems handling knowledge since it has to be conducted in self-learning sessions.

    Aim of Module

    The participants of the lecture will be able to model complex business tasks with the help of well-established modeling methods. Furthermore, the students will be in the position to discuss the potential of the use of integrated information systems in manufacturing companies and to resolve comprehensive process dependencies.

    After attending the lecture and exercises, students will be able to

    • model business processes based on contemporary modeling techniques
    • understand and discuss the requirements, characteristics and effects of integrated information systems in industrial firms, including their functional interdependencies
    • accomplish function-specific tasks in the context of an integrated information system
  • Course Outline & Schedule

    Lecturer Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl & Nele Lüker

    Schedule

    Date Time Room
    Monday, 8.11.2021 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm (B5 – B6) O 151 + ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Wednesday, 10.11.2021 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm (B5 – B6) O 151 + ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Monday, 15.11.2021 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm (B5 – B6) O 151 + ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Wednesday, 17.11.2021 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm (B5 – B6) O 151 + ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Monday, 22.11.2021 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm (B5 – B6) O 151 + ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Tuesday, 23.11.2021 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm (B5 – B6) O 151 + ZOOM (see Portal²)
  • Exercise

    Lecturer Nele Lüker

    Schedule

    Date Time Room
    Tuesday, 9.11.2021 5.15 pm – 6.45 pm (B6) ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Thursday, 11.11.2021 5.15 pm – 6.45 pm (B6) ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Tuesday, 16.11.2021 5.15 pm – 6.45 pm (B6) ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Thursday, 18.11.2021 5.15 pm – 6.45 pm (B6) ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Wednesday, 24.11.2021 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm (B5 – B6) ZOOM (see Portal²)
  • Q&A Sessions on the SAP Project

    We offer voluntary Q&A sessions about the SAP project. Please prepare to ask questions and share your screen via ZOOM. There will be no presentation by the tutor, only your questions will be answered.

    Lecturer Michael Piegza

    Schedule

    Date Time Room
    Friday, 19.11.2021 10.15 am – 11.45 pm (B2) ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Friday, 26.11.2021 10.15 am – 11.45 pm (B2) ZOOM (see Portal²)
    Friday, 03.12.2021 10.15 am – 11.45 pm (B2) ZOOM (see Portal²)
  • Reading List

    • Mertens et al.: Grundzüge der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 7th edition, Springer 2001
    • Mertens: Integrierte Informationsverarbeitung, 2 volumes, volume 1, Operative Systeme in der Industrie, 16th edition (older editions can be used as well)
    • Wigand et al.: Introduction to Business Information Systems, Springer 2003