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Journal

Information Systems Frontiers

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

ISSN

1387-3326 (Print) 1572-9419 (Online)

Issue

Volume 9, Numbers 2-3 / July, 2007

DOI

10.1007/s10796-007-9032-9

Pages

195-208

Subject Collection

Business and Economics

SpringerLink Date

Friday, May 18, 2007

Themis Palpanas, Pawan Chowdhary, George Mihaila and Florian Pinel

(1) 

University of Trento, Trento, Italy

(2) 

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, NY, USA

(3) 

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, USA

Published online: 18 May 2007

Abstract  Business performance modeling and model-driven business transformation are two research directions that are attracting much attention lately. In this study, we propose an approach for dashboard development that is model-driven and can be integrated with the business performance models. We adopt the business performance modeling framework, and we extend it in order to capture the reporting aspect of the business operation. We describe models that can effectively represent all the elements necessary for the business performance reporting process, and the interactions among them. We demonstrate how all these models can be combined and automatically generate the final solution. We further extend the proposed framework with mechanisms that can detect changes in the models and incrementally update the deployed solutions. Finally, we discuss our experience from the application of our technique in a real-world scenario. This case study shows that our technique can be efficiently applied to and handle changes in the underlying business models, delivering significant benefits in terms of both development time and flexibility.

Keywords  Model-driven development - Dashboard - Business performance management

Work done while Palpanas was a member of the IBM T.J. Watson research Center.