Research and Development


Institute for Industrial Computer Sciences and Business Organization

The Saarland University of Applied Sciences Institute for Industrial Computer Sciences and Business Organization is a capable industry partner for the evaluation, optimization and implementation of software-supported businesses processes. The institute focuses on designing business processes and software implementation analyses for internal and inter-company applications. This profile is rounded off with expert lectures on commerce and science. In the field of engineering, it views itself as a mediator between the technical and administrative fields.


Due to increasing competition and globalisation, industrial companies will need to work more closely than before with their suppliers in order to remain competitive. The shifting of operations, from larger corporations down to their suppliers, means that even small- and medium-sized companies have continued to specialize in their areas of expertise and have thus become highly innovative. The big challenge for the future is to use supplier knowledge to develop new products.

Consequently, companies should ensure they have both extensive communication at all levels and a permanent internal exchange of data. The internal optimization and further development of business processes is therefore a key task for all companies. Suitable software solutions are needed that can map and control the activities of individual companies. It is clear that applied computer science is key to success. Business processes and the software used must be coordinated so that the software becomes a useful organizational tool. Only then can smooth operation within an individual company and lasting success be guaranteed.

R&D-IBO logistics services

  • Improving business processes and their organization within a company as well as between companies and their suppliers
  • Setting up modern, software-supported, transparent and planable production development processes
  • Setting up monitoring systems to reduce administrative tasks
  • Improving communication between industrial companies and their suppliers
  • Integrating suppliers with the business processes of their clients
  • Developing requirements for application software
  • Selecting and implementing suitable software applications
  • Virtual product and prototype development






ibo Institut für
Industrieinformatik und
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Ralf Oetinger

htw saar
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes
Campus Alt-Saarbrücken
Goebenstraße 40
66117 Saarbrücken
+49 (0) 681 5867 -264



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