IT support of knowledge management in the area
of a company's innovative potential
issue of knowledge management is seen as an important element of creating a
competitive advantage and as a factor affecting creation of a company's value.
The debate concerning the issues of knowledge management equally focuses on the
methods and techniques of gathering knowledge and on technical measures
utilized in this process. It is especially visible in the areas of knowledge
distribution, processing and storing.
long time, formalized knowledge management was in fact only reserved for large
companies. Meanwhile, increase in market competition and the dynamic changes in
companies' external environment in recent years have made also small and medium
enterprises attach great importance to the issues of knowledge management. It
is espe-cially visible in attempts to support
knowledge management in the areas which are considered core from the point of
view of increasing competitiveness of the company on the market. Knowledge management
in the field of company's innovative potential or in the area of the
intellectual capital may serve as an example.
This situation forces search for new solutions of
knowledge management in the field of research and evaluation of the innovative
potential of companies. Dedicated IT systems which facilitate gathering and
analyzing of data describing the innovative potential of companies may be a
partial solution to the aforementioned problems.
of the company's innovative potential based on modern IT solutions may be an
example of such a dedicated IT system. It may be a perfect tool for creating
knowledge about the company's innovativeness and it may stimulate construction
of and improvement in the strategy in the field of
The purpose of this article is to present an Internet
platform for innovation audit, as a tool which supports knowledge management.
The presented solution (which is based on the original IT system) is a research
tool developed by the employees of the Department of Innovation Effectiveness,
Faculty of Management and Economics of Services, University of Szczecin.
researches completed by the presented system indicate that this is a very
effective tool, which have a significant impact on supporting knowledge
management in the field of gathering and processing information concerning
crucial areas, which create innova-tive potential,
and conduct precise evaluations of the company operations.