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Blockchain Based Enhanced ERP Transaction Integrity Architecture and PoET Consensus

Tehreem Aslam1, Ayesha Maqbool1, Maham Akhtar1, Alina Mirza2,*, Muhammad Anees Khan3, Wazir Zada Khan4, Shadab Alam5
1 Department of Computer Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
3 Department of Management Studies, Bahria Business School, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
4 Department of Computer Science, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
5 Department of Computer Science, College of Computer Science and IT, Jazan University, Jazan, 67714, Saudi Arabia
* Corresponding Author: Alina Mirza. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 70(1), 1089-1109. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2022.019416

Received 12 April 2021; Accepted 27 May 2021; Issue published 07 September 2021

Abstract

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is extensively used for the management of business processes. ERP offers a system of integrated applications with a shared central database. Storing all business-critical information in a central place raises various issues such as data integrity assurance and a single point of failure, which makes the database vulnerable. This paper investigates database and Blockchain integration, where the Blockchain network works in synchronization with the database system, and offers a mechanism to validate the transactions and ensure data integrity. Limited research exists on Blockchain-based solutions for the single point of failure in ERP. We established in our study that for concurrent access control and monitoring of ERP, private permissioned Blockchain using Proof of Elapsed Time consensus is more suitable. The study also investigated the bottleneck issue of transaction processing rates (TPR) of Blockchain consensus, specifically ERP’s TPR. The paper presents system architecture that integrates Blockchain with an ERP system using an application interface.

Keywords

Transaction security; enterprise systems; blockchain; transaction integrity; hyperledger sawtooth; PoET consensus

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T. Aslam, A. Maqbool, M. Akhtar, A. Mirza, M. Anees Khan et al., "Blockchain based enhanced erp transaction integrity architecture and poet consensus," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 70, no.1, pp. 1089–1109, 2022.

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