Large-scale Use in Many Areas

Our Expertise at a Glance

Customer Relationship Management

Link of concepts and methods from marketing, financial management, and information management to foster the interdisciplinary discourse between value-based management and Customer Relationship Management. Social CRM, Sustainability, and Data Quality.

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Digital Life

Digital life, the digitalization of human life in all areas of life. The new digital life brings many challenges, radical innovations and visionary projects. Linking innovative technologies with data-driven analysis methods to enhance healthcare. Optimizing commercial workplaces through information systems considering acceptance and consequences for users. Generate sustainable value for private persons by introducing new business models and technologies while considering risks and impacts.

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Sustainable Energy Management and Mobility

Development of innovative and sustainable business models and network designs (e.g. for e-mobility, and demand response in production systems and processes), and identification of risks in critical infrastructures and value networks. IT-based business models  (such as smart grid, smart factory, smart home, smart mobility, smart markets), user behavior and acceptance, economic evaluation from both user and business perspectives.

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Digital Innovation Management

Holistic end-to-end view of the innovation from the first brainstorming supported by the latest methods from research to the finished digital result and market-oriented scaling. To create space for new ideas and digital innovation, we combine the latest methodological approaches with technological competence in the right working atmosphere.

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Digital Value Networks

IT-supported Financial Management: Development of IT-supported financial concepts to support (globally interlinked) companies to implement long-term successful and value-based Corporate Management. Value-based enterprise management, value-based management of value networks.​​

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IT-Security and Data Protection

Design and economically founded evaluation of protection and control measures for information and communication systems in and between companies in order to be able to invest precisely and efficiently in IT-Security and data protection.

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Strategic IT-Management

Combination of managerial and technological aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) and strategic management of IT and IS. Planning, controlling, organizing, and managing IT functions of medium and large companies as well as analyzing of the value of IT and IS in enterprises.

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Value-based Business Process Management

Economically well-founded decisions in business process management, business process industrialization, development of business process management as a corporate capability, and management of process project portfolios.​

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Digital Society

Development, design, and study of digital technologies and their impact on people and society, with a focus on health care, higher education, and sports.​

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Our Expertise

We focus on current trends

Our other competences at a glance


Can Blockchain help to establish a safe and fast asylum process? Together with the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), the Fraunhofer Project Group for Information Systems is evaluating this vision in the pilot project at the AnKER facility in Dresden.

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Challenges for companies are to make their business models future-proof (Digital Business), to make the best possible use of the potential of new technologies to enable innovative business models (Digital Disruption) and to continuously adapt corporate structures to changing innovative business models (Digital Transformation).

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Internet of things

In the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are equipped with sensors, actuators and computing power and linked to the Internet. The resulting smart objects or smart things become independently acting actors in a networked society and contribute to an increasing fusion of the digital and physical world.

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Artificial Intelligence

The application of AI and its business impact will be explored, as well as the appropriate design of the organisational context and the required organisational skills.

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Doch Forschung strebt und ringt, ermüdend nie, nach dem Gesetz, dem Grund, Warum und Wie. - J.W. Goethe

Research at the Research Center Finance & Information Management

In our research, we deal with challenging and visionary projects, often in cooperation with other renowned chairs and departments. Our projects are frequently supported by public sponsors such as the German Research Foundation (DFG) or the European Union. We are convinced that our practical orientation is beneficial to our research programs. Therefore, we cooperate closely with companies like Allianz, Deutsche Bank, Hilti, and Siemens. Such projects provide funding for most of our employees. Partnering with these companies, we develop innovative concepts based on the most current scientific findings in order to solve complex and individual problems companies face. The knowledge we gain through dealing with those problems in practice is reflected in our research and allows us to combine publicly-funded basic research and applied research in collaboration with our partners.

We focus on the analysis, the economic valuation and the development of innovative solutions
  • ​Modeling (exogenous) factors (e.g. basic conditions, risk, dependencies, security and privacy protection) in interdependent networks
  • Financial valuation of investment decisions from a portfolio perspective
  • Analysis of cause and effect relationships (e.g. acceptance of mobile information technology)
  • Development of innovative management approaches (e.g. for IT-supplier management)
  • ​Business & Information Systems Engineering
  • Business Process Ma​nagement Journal​
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Die Betriebswirtschaft
  • European Journal of O​perational Research
  • Finanz Archiv
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Information & Management
  • Information Systems and E-Business-Management
  • Journal für Betriebswirtschaft​
  • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organisation
  • Journal of Decision Systems​
  • Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems​
  • Journal of the AIS​
  • ​Nature Materials​
  • ​Resources Policy​
  • ​Review of Financial Economics
  • Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (ZfbF)
  • ​European Conference on Information ​Systems (ECIS)
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
  • Internationalen Konferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik​​
  • Multikonferenz Wirschaftsinformatik (MKWI)