Information Systems

Finance and Insurance, Software/ERP Companies, Telecommunication

Information systems permeate our daily lives in many areas. Company-internal information systems, such as ERP, CRM, ICIS, accounting and billing systems, support and automate business processes and perform millions of transactions each day.

Modern business life is inconceivable without functional, reliable, secure, and user-friendly software. Increasing efficiency and quality in the development and operation of information systems optimizes business processes and success in a sustainable way.

Mobile applications have also become an important part of service availability for customers and users independent of place and time, providing optimal and reliable support for their actions and decisions.

We want you to benefit from cooperation with us by getting

  • provable product quality in all important aspects, starting from the concept and design phase already
  • competitive productivity and quality for your software and application development
  • optimized, controllable, agile, and risk-minimizing IT and software processes
  • control over the complexity of your systems and applications

We offer you individual and tailored services based on our competencies:

Please contact us. We are eager to discuss your individual challenges with you and sketch a solution based on our competencies. We offer:

  • Leading-edge software engineering know-how (state-of-the-practice and state-of-the-art empirically validated results and solutions) in all of our competencies
  • Neutrality and objectivity
  • Independence

Featured Projects


Using Big Data for Improving Business Processes

The rapid advances in information technology (IT) have a number of effects on global business. One of these effects is that a large amount and variety of measurement data is produced at great speed. The availability of such “Big Data” creates a number of new opportunities for business but also entails numerous entirely new challenges.


Software-Cluster: SWINNG – Process Innovations in the Software Industry

How do very diverse organizations collaborate in a cluster network? Which demands exist in industry regarding emergent software? What is necessary for emergent software to be successful on the market? How can emergent software become a megatrend?


Fujitsu EST: Sustaining Innovation in Product Development

Fujitsu EST is an innovation-centered software product subsidiary of the Fujitsu group based in Munich. As an international subsidiary of Fujitsu’s technology organization, Fujitsu EST undertakes core software product management and development activities, forming an important bridge between the company’s technology groups and its international customers and partners.


UID4Mobile: Scalable User Interface Design for Mobile Applications

Mobile business applications (apps) are ubiquitous in our daily lives today. In our private lives, we use apps in online banking, at airports and train stations when we travel, when we explore our current environment, or when we enjoy multimedia entertainment.


SECCRIT: SEcure Cloud computing for CRitical infrastructure IT

Requirements on the Cloud, such as high levels of availability, resilience, and IT security, are indispensable for the use of Cloud technologies in the area of critical infrastructures, as is the guarantee that these will actually be delivered. However, the guaranteed implementation of these requirements continues to present a challenge.



BASF SE - with revenues of more than 70 billion euros and over 110,000 employees wordwide - is the largest chemical company in the world. Software and IT services are an integral part of the support of internal and external business processes at BASF.  


Cosmos Direkt Gruppe (Cosmos Finanzservice GmbH)

For our customer Cosmos, we analyzed the IT infrastructure and developed a sustainable target IT infrastructure – combining requirements from both business and IT – integrated into one big picture.


Ecopetrol S.A., Columbia

For our customer ECOPETROL S.A. in Colombia, we aligned the company’s strategy and business goals with IT- and software-related activities using our proven GQM+Strategies® method. This led to increased transparency of goals, strategies, and measurement data across the organization, clarification of the value contributed by IT and software development in terms of the organization’s business goals, more objective decision-making, and other benefits.


Finanz Informatik GmbH & Co.KG

For our customer FinanzInformatik, we conducted a series of usability tests and thereby enabling them to make a decision about which screen representation and graphical user interface design is best suited with regard to efficiency, effectiveness, and correctness of information in a bank clerk’s daily work with customers.


Giesecke & Devrient GmbH

For our customer Giesecke & Devreient, we optimized the internal code review method in the core development of card chips. This was mainly done by tightening review criteria based on various role-based perspectives on the code.


Fujitsu Labs, Japan

Since 2006, Fraunhofer IESE and Fujitsu Labs have been collaborating in joint research and technology transfer projects. This collaboration started in the area of requirements engineering, especially in the area of requirements specifications, non-functional requirements, requirements reviews, and traceability of requirements.


Lufthansa AG

We supported our customer Lufthansa AG in selecting a new technology for one of their operative systems based on our competence in architecture-centric engineering.


Lufthansa Systems AG

We supported our customer Lufthansa Systems AG in preparing a standardized development of mobile apps as a supplement to existing products. Based on an example mobile app, a process was defined and tested from a feature to an executable prototype. In the prototype development, the UI and the interaction design as well as the architecture design were primarily created by Fraunhofer IESE experts.



Major catastrophic events or actual catastrophes often lead to extreme stress for the responsible emergency response and security forces. The research project “Service-oriented architectures for supporting networks in the context of public security”, SoKNOS, shall provide a service platform for supporting public security based on currently available distributed infrastructures, data, and processes.


Tekla Corporation, Finland

In order to ensure that maintenance costs will remain moderate, Tekla performed an architecture evaluation together with Fraunhofer IESE and in cooperation with R&D Ware Oy, a Finnish software engineering consulting company. The architecture evaluation results allow Tekla to make improvement efforts in a very dedicated and focused manner. Moreover, Fraunhofer IESE has supported Tekla in aligning its architecture practices and its agile development process.

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