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Business-to-Business E-Commerce Frameworks
October 2000 (vol. 33 no. 10)
pp. 40-47

Electronic commerce lets people purchase goods and exchange information on business transactions online. Although the Internet's role as a business channel is a fairly recent phenomenon, its impact, financial and otherwise, has been substantially greater than that of other business channels in existence for several decades. The authors believe that e-commerce gives companies improved efficiency and reliability of business processes through transaction automation. There are two major types of e-commerce: business to consumer (B2C), in which consumers purchase products and services from businesses, and business to business (B2B), in which businesses buy and sell among themselves. B2B transactions are a growing segment of the e-commerce market. This article analyzes and compares popular B2B frameworks that attempt to address such issues as interoperability and security between enterprises transacting business over the Internet.

Simon S.Y. Shim, Vishnu S. Pendyala, Meera Sundaram, Jerry Z. Gao, "Business-to-Business E-Commerce Frameworks," Computer, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 40-47, Oct. 2000, doi:10.1109/2.876291
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