J. Sametinger, C. Thonabauer, N. Weber: A Tool for Calculating eReadiness, Exploiting the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IOS Press, 2006 Amsterdam, ISBN: 1-58603-682-3; eChallenges 2006, Barcelona, Spain. 25-27 October 2006.
The search for a fast and standardized method to determine the options for and scope of eBusiness-based solutions for implementation in business processes sparked a cooperation between Siemens in Munich and the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. The extent to which a specific business process is supported by eSolutions determines its eReadiness. We have invented a method and tool (called eBModeller) that can automatically assign eSolutions to business processes. The difference between actually used eSolutions and assignable eSolutions is used to calculate the eReadiness of a business process. Any company, which is interested in assigning eSolutions to its business processes and knowing of the eReadiness of its business processes, can use the eBModeller to get results in a time-saving, defined and traceable way. However, if a company is looking for eSolutions to restructure the whole company, these strategic investment suggestions have to be generated by the management of its company and the eBModeller can support the process.