THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF INFORMATION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISE (SME) CLUSTERS
The aim of this study is to improve the level of information support of a cluster by developing a model of an ERP system that consolidates information at the cluster level. The research tasks are: - a survey of the clusters, members of the Association of Business Clusters (ABC) in Bulgaria, analysis of the results of the survey and drawing of conclusions for the identified information support problems, analysis of the alternative solutions of the information problems, development of a conceptual model of an ERP system, development of a universal software model and software module for generating consolidated information. The model is approbated using the MS Dynamics Navision ERP system. The proposed solutions allow consolidation of cluster-level information, either horizontal or vertical, for the needs of cluster management.