Deployment Model Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2012 - 2020)
Like so many technology developments, B2B e-commerce
among small businesses is taking longer than anticipated to become the standard approach to trading.
This change will allow Wal-Mart to benefit from lower-cost B2B e-commerce
transactions and pass part of the savings on to consumers, thereby increasing the competition faced by other sellers.
* Only 10 percent of manufacturing companies had no plans to introduce B2B e-commerce
, half as many as other sectors that participated in the survey.
Is this drop an indication that B2B e-commerce
can provide little value in a supply chain?
So B2B e-commerce
is defined here as the use of the Net for exchanging information of value between firms and their trading partners, employees, and customers with the absence of geographical and time restrictions.
While it's too early to judge the ultimate viability of meat exchanges, there's clearly a role for B2B e-commerce
in the meat business.
Kemper Insurance Cos., which entered the B2B e-commerce
arena slightly over a year ago, agrees that it is too early in the process to measure success.
Recent articles covered b2b e-commerce
obstacles in Mexico, privacy law changes in Canada, Internet strategies for Latin America, German consumers' cautiousness in accepting e-commerce, Internet due diligence, media convergence and business method patents.
ePASS, embedded within the Genesis 2000 loan origination software, is a B2B e-commerce
platform that integrates brokers with service providers and participating wholesale lenders via the Internet.