Automatic Creation of GUI's for Web-Based ERP Systems

Automatic Creation of GUI's for Web-Based ERP Systems

Jorge Marx Gómez (Universität Oldenburg, Germany) and Daniel Lübke (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-492-7.ch010
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Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is an emerging architectural style for developing and structuring business applications, especially enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. SOA applications are composed of small, independent, and network-accessible software components, named services. The service composition is normally based on the enterprise’s business processes. However, current composition standards like BPEL have no ability to interact with users. Therefore, we propose a mechanism for including user interaction descriptions into the composition and extending the composition platform for generating user interfaces. In our case study, a federated ERP (FERP) system, this mechanism has been implemented in a prototype based on yet another workflow language (YAWL) dynamically generating Web pages for accessing the ERP system. Because every aspect including the user interfaces can be manipulated through the service composition, such systems are highly flexible yet maintainable.

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