Kompetenzzentrum für Informationsverarbeitungscontrolling (KIC)

Initial Situation

The Kompetenzzentrum für Informationsverarbeitungscontrolling (KIC) was founded in 1994 by the Forschungsstelle für Informationsmanagement (FIM). In this context, corporate partners and FIM collaborate on projects in the field of information processing controlling.
The aim of KIC is a company-specific, practical solution of existing problems, with particular emphasis on the integration of ideas in an overall concept. These solutions were prepared using the frame of reference for information processing controlling, which was developed at the Chair for Information Systems.


It was implemented in a symbiosis between practical concept development through FIM and the direct implementation of component parts as pilot projects in the cooperating companies.


One benefit is obtained from the solution of current problems on site and the information processing controlling strategy that helps in structuring and analyzing the problem area. Another advantage of KIC is the team work of all those involved, which allows to create an overall design with low self-power in a limited period of time. The following results obtained in the sub-projects:

  • Portfolio Controlling: Isplan, a three-phase process model for group-based selection of IS projects
  • Product Controlling: Detailed process model describing the tasks of Product Controlling and Prodis, a program for economic analysis of the life cycle of IS
  • Infrastructure Controlling: Pilot study on the applicability of a process-based cost allocation and prototype for an indicator-oriented Infrastructure Controlling
  • International IS-Reporting: IT-Pro, a product for multi-project management with flexible criteria (comprehensive and variable project reporting) 

In the follow-up project “Information Management Performance Indicators” the experience gained together with ITM were summarized in a Management Information System IMPI-Tool.


Scientific Partners

Technische Universität München, Chair for Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Krcmar)
Universität Hohenheim

Business Partners

Deutsche Bank AG
Deutscher Herold Lebensversicherungs-AG
IBM Systeme & Netze GmbH
Mercedes-Benz AG
Südwest LB


Krcmar, H; Buresch, A.; Reb, M. (2000). IV-Con-trolling auf dem Prüfstand. Konzept, Benchmarking, Erfahrungsberichte. Wiesbaden, Th. Gabler Verlag


Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar