Alignment of Corporate Business Processes
In large international corporations, there is a need to align business processes running within individual organizational units in a group. This allows the company to use consistent information necessary for proper enterprise management.
It should be noted that a full business process alignment is not possible at the corporate level because of the need to consider specific local requirements reported by individual entities. Local specificity may be related to legal requirements resulting from the national legislation, or to the differences in operational (production, service) activities of individual organizational units.
Therefore, business processes in an organization must be divided into the processes common for all organizational units and the local processes, characteristic of the selected companies or branches.
The division of business processes into the above two groups (common and local processes) is a conventional, corporation-specific division. The line of this division is largely dependent on the headquarters’ determination to develop and introduce a common solution, as well as on the clout and determination of individual branches to defend local solutions.