The Potential of Configurative Reference Modeling for Business to Government Reporting – A Modeling Technique and its Evaluation
Eggert Mathias, Knackstedt Ralf, Fleischer Stefan, Becker Jörg
The steady increase of information requirements imposed by governments and authorities has led to more and more regulations for both firms and governmental organizations. Business to Government (BtG) reporting summarizes all the tasks that are necessary to create legally required reports for the governments. Along with the steady increase of reporting regulations, we have observed a growing effort to manage data warehouses and reporting infrastructures. The overall goal of this paper is to develop a modeling technique that (a) is capable of managing regulatory report requirements, (b) can be used for the development of configurative reference models, and (c) increases the effectiveness and efficiency of conceptual data warehouse design.
We demonstrate its usability by applying it to a constructed financial services case using the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Two modeling experiments with Information Systems (IS) master‟s students provide evidence that configurative reference models applied to BtG reporting have a high probability of reducing data warehouse management effort.
Regulation; Reporting; Configurative Reference Modeling; Conceptual Modeling; Data Warehouse Engineering