University of Muenster
In today's globalized economy, enterprises are facing ever increasing competitive pressures. A commonly adopted strategy for gaining new adequate technologies and remaining competitive is to acquire needed technology from external sources. In today's business environment, competition between companies and complexity of market network is growing at a fast pace, making efficient use of resources and thus integrating different departments in planning and executing becomes more and more strategic. As a result ERP applications are being implemented at an increasing speed in different scale firms.