Beyond the crystal ball assumption: Towards upgradable ERP systems
Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapter › Article in proceedings › Research
have to be customizable for numerous and various local contexts; they cover a very large domain, one that cannot be fully comprehended — hence accurate anticipation is difficult. To solve this problem, an extreme measure is to give the programmers the means to do modifications in place, directly in the source code. This approach trades control for flexibility. Unfortunately, it also makes the customized software product very sensitive to upgrades. We propose a more mitigated solution, that does not require accurate anticipation and yet offers some resilience to evolution of the base software product through the use of code quantification.
We introduce the Eggther framework for customization of evolvable software products in general and ERP systems in particular. Our approach is based on the concept of code query by example. The technology being developed is based on an initial empirical study on practices around ERP systems. We motivate our design choices based on those empirical results, and we show how the proposed solution helps with respect to the upgrade problem.
|Title of host publication||Pre-proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on 3rd Generation Enterprise Resource Planning Systems|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Second 3gERP Workshop - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 17 Nov 2008 → 18 Nov 2008
Conference number: 2
|Conference||Second 3gERP Workshop|
|Periode||17/11/2008 → 18/11/2008|