1st Edition

The Efficient Enterprise
Increased Corporate Success with Industry-Specific Information Technology and Knowledge Management

ISBN 9781574443370
Published October 16, 2003 by CRC Press
440 Pages 159 B/W Illustrations

USD $140.00

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Book Description

In modern business, the availability of up-to-date and secure information is critical to a company's competitive edge and marketing drive. Unfortunately, traditional business studies and classical economics are unable to provide the necessary analysis of such contemporary issues as information technology and knowledge management.

The Efficient Enterprise: Increased Corporate Success with Industry-Specific Information Technology and Knowledge Management details an economic business model and visualization system that includes today's business needs and demonstrates how industry-specific information technology blazes the trail towards increased corporate success. Throughout this book, the author explains how his revolutionary theories are put into practice in the industry-specific ERP software CSB-System.

Following a systematic visualization of economic principles, this text examines IT business organization and control systems, focusing on software choices and integration, industry-specific software, and workflow management.

The third and largest section of the book explores facets of integrated industry-specific IT for corporate management. Concepts include:

* Business organization
* Quality Control System
* Management and controlling
* Performance and time management
* Automated economy
* Commodity and product management
* Accounting and finance

The Efficient Enterprise provides a roadmap for the expert integration and application of software and technology in the pursuit of efficiency and profitability. Schimitzek's intention is to develop a unified formula for economics, in which any transaction can be modeled using four components: addresses; items; conditions; and procedures.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Business Information Needs

What Do You Need to Know about ERP Systems?

The ERP Software Market - Major Software Providers

How ERP Systems Work

Standard Software vs. Industry Solutions

Implementation of ERP Systems

Pitfalls and Risks of ERP Systems

Architecture of Industry-Specific ERP Systems - A Tour of the CSB System

Technical Features of CSB System

Integrating Information and Business Processes

Configuring an Industry Solution

Application Modules of Industry-Specific ERP Systems - Integrating Business Processes

Integrating Suppliers - Supply Chain Management

Integrating Customers - Customer Relationship Management

Financial Applications

Management Reporting

Case Studies Describing Industry-Specific ERP Systems

Food and Beverage



Outlook on Future Trends


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Schimitzek\, Peter