Publications / 2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland

An Integrated Methodology for Construction BPR and ERP by Using ARIS and UML Tool

Cheng-Hsien Chen, Yu-Cheng Lin,H. Ping Tserng
Pages 649-655 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

In order to improve the efficiency of construction management, a new methodology-Beauty is presented to develop translatability for construction BPR (Business Process Reengineering) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) by using ARIS (Architecture of integrated Information Systems) and UML (Unified Modeling Language) tool. The Beauty method includes four phases that inclusive of business process modeling, business process reengineering, function mapping and system planning. Using Beauty method, inefficient operations within an enterprise working process can not only be identified, but also a new rational operation process can also be developed to improve efficiency. Besides, the competitive ability of a construction company is also increased. The major contribution of the Beauty method is to understand and confirm what is needed and correct process in the enterprise before running the construction ERP system. The research possibilities are identified and tested based on the implementation of the Beauty method. To some extent, this research also establishes a new agenda of process reengineering for future research.

Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); Business Process Reengineering (BPR); ARIS; Unified Modeling Language (UML)