Performance improvement barriers for SAP Enterprise Applications: An analysis of expert interviews

Adrian Streitz, Maximilian Barnert, Harald Kienegger, Helmut Krcmar

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Abstract

Performance evaluation with regard to response time of software applications is a crucial task. In particular, this is essential for Enterprise Applications with high demand for time-sensitive transactional operations. Although the effects of neglecting performance considerations within the software development life cycle are known, the development process has not significantly changed over the last years. However, companies' interest in software performance is increasing. This paper identifies the barriers regarding performance improvement of software applications during early stages of the development process by focusing on SAP Enterprise Applications. In order to capture recent situations within the industry, we conducted expert interviews with both experienced SAP software developers and product managers working in different industry sectors in Germany. Our key findings show a range of different reasons for poor or missing performance improvement considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPE 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages223-228
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450350952
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Mar 2018
Event5th International Conference in Software Engineering Research and Innovation, CONISOFT 2017 - Merida, Mexico
Duration: 25 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameICPE 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
Volume2018-March

Conference

Conference5th International Conference in Software Engineering Research and Innovation, CONISOFT 2017
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityMerida
Period25/10/1727/10/17

Keywords

  • Performance improvement barriers
  • Response time
  • SAP ERP
  • SAP enterprise applications
  • Software development life cycle
  • Software performance evaluation

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