Systemy klasy ERP jako narzędzie przeciwdziałania skutkom spowolnienia gospodarczego – analiza przypadków
ERP CLASS SYSTEMS AS A TOOL FOR COUNTERERACTING THE RESULTS OF ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN – A CASE ANALYSIS
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Reducing the size of an organisation and process optimisation are the most frequent methods used to prepare a company for a period of economic slowdown. In both methods, information technology, especially ERP class systems, are basic tools for achieving goals. To support this thesis, the article presents two cases of implementing information technology tools. The first examines the implementation of an ERP system in a technology company specialising in information technology integration service. Technology companies are an example of organisations managed by projects in which the slimming process is extremely complicated and requires enormous amounts of information. The second case presents the implementation of a B2B platform – an electronic data exchange between a large distribution company and its partners, suppliers and forwarding agents. The case presents the range of measurable advantages of process cost optimisation that can be achieved owing to the use of information technology. The article’s summary examines the problem of how, according to the thesis of the expediency of investment into ERP systems, the market of these systems behaved in Poland during the most recent period of economic slowdown.
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