Business-to-Business

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Business-to-Business

A transaction conducted between a business and another business. For example, a publisher may sell books to a retailer, ship it to him/her, and receive payment without the books ever going to their end users (i.e. readers). The term is often associated with e-commerce, that is, with business-to-business transactions over the Internet.
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The markets in B2B EC sector primarily include manufacturing sector and service sector.
ET: "Integration Suites: Streamline B2B EC - Increase Visibility"
This article studies the EC environment in China including the constraints and prospects that B2B EC may encounter.
Microsoft's Regional Director in greater China, Michael Rawding, claims B2B EC will become increasingly popular as individual enterprises concentrate on speeding time to market, eliminating costs from their systems, and increasing operational efficiency.
However, for this business model to work effectively in China, we have to realize the following constraints and issues that become obstacles of the B2B EC development in China.
Although it is a difficult task for these State Own Enterprises to change and adopt information technology, this is the only way to implement B2B EC which will soon be adopted by most developed countries and become the dominant way of conducting business worldwide.
13) Although the B2B EC in China is hindered by the factors mentioned, none of the obstacles can't be surmounted.
The cost-effective and timely implementation of B2B EC can best be accomplished through the use of standards.
Complete with back-end file communications, TIE Commerce Solutions provides B2B EC solutions via the web, tying the web interface to business applications.
Complete with back-end file communications, SPS Solutions provides B2B EC solutions via the web, tying in the web interface to business applications.
Together QRS and Tradeweave offer a complete, end-to-end B2B EC solution.
In particular, the recent launch of Tradeweave, supported by the acquisition of Image Info in January, will position QRS as not only the leader in B2B EC services but also provides us with a huge opportunity to grow through the auction of merchandise over the Internet.