ABSTRACT

In today’s information society, the quality of information technology determines the effectiveness of corporate management. “Visualization,” or the accurate portrayal of an entire enterprise, is an essential requirement of information systems, as is the efficient implementation of all decisions derived from it. Industry-specific and company-specific software must be able to map business processes at individual companies with the highest possible level of integration. As specialized tools for information processing, industry-specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software systems have a common responsibility in gaining a competitive edge for enterprises.