Business process reengineering: An evaluation of soft versus hard

E. I. Edoun, G. Bakam Fotso, C. Mbohwa

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As a future wave, organisations go for business process reengineering (BPR) to improve their profitability and performance while becoming flexible and easily fit into the new dynamic world. Digitalisation era comes with exponential IT transformation and brings people to always link business process reengineering and software (Soft) upgrade or IT revolution. This article discusses about the importance of the hardware reengineering over software reengineering in meeting the purpose of business process innovation in a company. Findings showed that business process reengineering is mostly about hardware transformation by means of business transactions between functional units and the business infrastructure compared to software engineering. 85% of participants agreed on the impact of hardware transformation in achieving BPR compared to software reengineering. In addition to hard and soft aspect of BPR, process as well as people are also critical for a successful BPR implementation. Software engineering constitutes an enabler for the implementation of hardware engineering. The article also emphasises on the key role played by people and process in fulfilling overall company' leadership approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Internet and e-Business, ICIEB 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363754
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Internet and e-Business, ICIEB 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 25 Apr 201827 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2018 International Conference on Internet and e-Business, ICIEB 2018


  • BPR
  • Engineering
  • Hard
  • IT systems
  • Soft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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