The joint impact of service-oriented architectures and business process management on business process quality : an empirical evaluation and comparison

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Services  
Author(s): Beimborn, Daniel  ; Joachim, Nils
Title of the Journal: Information Systems and E-Business Management
ISSN: 1617-9854
Publisher Information: New York, NY [u.a.] ; Heidelberg ; Berlin : Springer
Year of publication: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 3
Pages: 333-362
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1007/s10257-010-0129-1
What is the interplay between Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) in achieving high business process quality? In this paper, we empirically investigate the impact of both SOA and BPM on business process quality in terms of straight-through processing (STP), business-to-business integration, quality control, as well as standardization and consolidation of business processes. For the empirical evaluation of our model, we use the data of 157 German service firms. The results show that the SOA paradigm has still received rather low adoption rates in the industry. However, SOA, BPM, and related information technologies have a direct positive impact on business process quality and the analysis provides evidence for the complementarities of BPM and SOA since interaction effects between them have an additional significant impact on business process quality. Consequently, firms having adopted SOA can more effectively apply BPM.
Type: Article
Year of publication: 27. September 2013