Retail Enterprise Systems

This lecture deals with current topics of integrated IT-systems. At this juncture highly topical developments are discussed both in Business Informatics Research and practice.




Winter term



Qualification goals

The students

  • are able to explain the peculiarities of the domain "Trade"
  • will be able to explain retail enterprise systems as a domain-specific case of an enterprise system and distinguish it from other enterprise systems.
  • will understand the differentiation of the scope of tasks in retail enterprise systems and will be able to reproduce it
  • know the components of retail enterprise systems and can present and explain them in a structured way
  • can compare and contrast specific differences between logistics and financial systems
  • can describe the specifics of introducing Retail Enterprise Systems based on products from individual technology suppliers
  • can apply the content they have learned in a practical case study.


  • trade and commercial enterprise
  • retail enterprise systems - definition
  • task-oriented development on the basis of a domain-specific architecture
  • architectures and products of technology suppliers
  • selected solution problems at retail enterprise systems
  • introduction of retail enterprise systems
  • retail enterprise systems in the maintenance phase


  • Ahlert, Dieter; Becker, Jörg; Olbrich, Rainer; Schütte, Reinhard (Hrsg) (Hrsg.): Informationssysteme für das Handelsmanagement – Konzepte und Nutzung in der Unternehmenspraxis, Springer, Berlin 1998. ISBN 978-3540635840
  • Becker, Jörg; Schütte, Reinhard: Handelsinformationssysteme - Domänenorientierte Einführung in die Wirtschaftsinformatik. Redline Wirtschaft, Landsberg 2004. ISBN 978-3636031440
  • Schütte, Reinhard: Erfolgsfaktor Informationssysteme - Eine Fallstudie zur operativen und strategischen Bedeutung der IT im Handel. In: Distribution und Handel in Theorie und Praxis. Wiesbaden 2009, S. 629-645.
  • Schütte, Reinhard; Vering, Oliver; Wiese, Jens: Erfolgreiche Geschäftsprozesse durch standardisierte Warenwirtschaftssysteme. Springer, Berlin 2000. ISBN 978-3642980510
  • Schütte, Reinhard; Vering, Oliver: Erfolgreiche Geschäftsprozesse durch moderne Warenwirtschaftssysteme - Produktübersicht marktführender Systeme und Auswahlprozess. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 2011. ISBN 978-3642205224

Method of assessment

Final exam (usually 90 minutes).


The examination cannot be taken if "Ausgewählte Themen von integrierten Informationssystemen" has already been passed.