Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Rainer Alt
Room: IZ20
Telephone: +49 (0)341 - 97 33 600
Fax: +49 (0)341 - 97 33 612
E-Mail: rainer.alt(at)
Consultation hours: by appointment


Areas of Research

  • Business Application Systems (ERP), in particular regarding the integration of customers and suppliers
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM), in particular the use of Social Media for customer interaction (Social CRM)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM), in particular for connection of operational and analytical Application Systems
  • Methods for management of interorganizational processes, in particular Service Science and Business Engineering

Teached Courses

Business Innovation (Project) (07-203-2103)

Business Intelligence (Exercise) (07-102-6104)

Introduction to E-Commerce (Seminar) (07-102-1704)

Introduction in Business Information Systems (Lecture/Exercise) (07-102-1101)

Enterprise Systems 1 (Lecture) (07-102-3101)

Enterprise Systems 1 (Exercise) (07-102-3101)

Enterprise Systems 2 (Lecture) (07-203-3101)

Enterprise Systems 2 (Exercise) (07-203-3101)

Enterprise Systems in the Financial Industry (Lecture) (07-203-3101)

Business Process Management 1 (Lecture) (07-102-3101)

Business Process Management 2 (Lecture) (07-203-2101)

Business Process Management 2 (Exercise) (07-203-2101)

Business Process Management in the Financial Industry (Lecture) (07-203-2101)

Management of IT-Projects (Seminar) (07-102-6105)

Research Questions in Business Information Systems (Seminar)

Strategic Information Management (Lecture) (07-102-6105)

Curriculum Vitae


1991 Master in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

1997 Ph.D. (Dr. oec. HSG), University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

2005 Postdoctoral Thesis (Habilitation), University of St.Gallen

University Affiliations

1992-1995 Research Assistant, Institute of Information Management, University of St.Gallen

1995-1996 Research Associate, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, USA 

1998- 2005 Project Manager, Institute of Information Management, University of St.Gallen 

2005 Assistant Professor, University of St.Gallen

Since 2006 Full Professor for Application Systems, Leipzig University, Germany

2008-2011 Managing Director, Information Systems Institute, Leipzig University

2012 Cooption, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Leipzig University

2012-2014 Managing Director, Information Systems Institute, Leipzig University

Since 2016 Vice-dean, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Leipzig University

Industry Affiliations

1997-1998 Senior Consultant, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Düsseldorf, Germany

Since 2007 Member of Institute of Applied Informatics (InfAI), Leipzig

Since 2010 Partner of Business Engineering Institute (BEI), St.Gallen

Since 2011 Trustee of campusinform, Leipzig

2011-2014 Member of Supervisory Board, IT Sonix AG, Leipzig

Since 2014 Member of Scientific Advisory Board, IT Sonix Customer Development GmbH, Leipzig

Since 2014 Founding Member, Social CRM Research Center e.V., Leipzig

Since 2016 Member of Supervisory Board, Alvara Cash Management Group AG, Leipzig

Academic Affiliations

Since 2000 Member of German Computer Science Society (GI), Bonn

Since 2010 Member of German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), Göttingen

Since 2011 Associate Editor of International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS)

Since 2012 Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business (EM)

Since 2013 Member Editorial Board of Wirtschaftsinformatik / Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)

last update: 11.10.2018 


Prof. Dr. Rainer Alt

Leipzig University
Information Systems Institute
Grimmaische Straße 12
D-04109 Leipzig

P: +49 (0)341 / 97 33600
F: +49 (0)341 / 97 33612


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