The business environment is constantly changing. Modern companies must face multiple challenges such as growing competition, developing markets and rising customer expectations. They are often required to reduce costs of the entire supply chain, streamline order processing, optimize inventory levels, extend the choice of products and ensure time deliveries. It is often necessary to improve the quality of services, production management as well as the global coordination of supply and demand.
The current market situation demands implementing models based on cooperation that facilitate prompt response to the increased market competition by improving processes and procedures within the organization. Based on such models, companies must provide their suppliers and customers with information that has been, so far, strictly protected. Therefore, various company departments must generate relevant data and deliver it on time. Having in mind these demands, organization focus on implementing ERP systems that are expected to bring substantial benefits compared to multiple non-integrated programs used by individual departments.