Issue No. 06 - November (1995 vol. 12)
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<p>Software reengineering is not a widely accepted practice. But its methods and tools are critical to the success of business-process reengineering. Reengineering software starts with an understanding of the existing system and an identification of those components that support the new business processes as is and those that may have to be changed. Software reengineering would become widely used if the technology was more automated, more accessible, and less complicated. According to Philip Newcomb, transformational reengineering encompasses available techniques for reverse engineering, reengineering, and reuse, as well as the new medium of the World Wide Web. Using the WWW, the “as-is” and “to-be” designs can be made available for viewing and distribution. Newcomb provides insight into the future of BPR and software reengineering using the WWW.</p><p>— David Sharon</p>
P. Newcomb, "Web-Based Business Process Reengineering," in IEEE Software, vol. 12, no. , pp. 116-118, 1995.