Integrated Information Systems

IS 405 for Bachelor's program (Business Informatics)

General Information

Fall 2020
Lecturer Pascal Kunz
Course Format Lecture, Exercise, and Tutorial
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Language English
Grading Written Exam (100%)
Exam Date tba
Information for Students Course schedule: Portal2
Course materials: via ILIAS
Tutorial registration: To participate in the tutorials, a registration is required. Please register by Thursday, 15 October by sending an email with your name and matriculation number from your university mail address to schneider_iis
Pascal Kunz, M.Sc.

Pascal Kunz, M.Sc.

Contact person for Integrated Information Systems

For further information please contact Pascal Kunz.

    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
  • Lecture and Exercise

    Lecturer Pascal Kunz


    Date Time Topic Room
    10.15 am-1.30 pm ZOOM (see Portal2)
  • Tutorial

    Lecturer Maximilian Schneider


    Date Time Room
    Monday to Thursday
    26.10 – 29.10.2020
    5:15 pm-7:15 pm ZOOM (seePortal2)
    Monday to Thursday
    2.11 – 5.11.2020
    5:15 pm-7:15 pm ZOOM (seePortal2)
    5:15 pm-7:15 pm ZOOM (seePortal2)
  • 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