Software systems for enterprises are large-scale software applications to support data management, business processes, information flows, reporting, and data analytics. Such enterprise systems are typically based on a combination of one or more data management systems, one or more business process or workflow management systems, one or more reporting systems to support business intelligence (analytics), along with other systems (e.g., web access, authentication). The two key components of an enterprise system are management of data and management of business processes (workflows). A business process (workflow) consists of a collection of activities, services, resources, and often human performers assembled together to accomplish business goals (admitting a student, emergency treatment in a hospital, reimbursing a business trip, granting a construction permit, establishing a law, etc.). A focus of this lab is to develop effective tools to aid the design and implementation of software systems supporting the design and management of enterprise data and business processes.
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