The initial wave of business-to-business eCommerce
has been dominated by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) networks that automate off-line processes between partners, but the considerable expense of physically connecting computers, as well as the relatively inflexible nature of these networks, have opened the door to new Internet-based EDI systems and third-party eMarketplaces.
This deal follows closely on the heels of RoweCom's recent acquisition of UK-based Dawson Information Services Group for approximately $56 million in cash and stock, turning RoweCom from a business-to-business ecommerce
company into a large-scale content provider and aggregator as well.
is a provider of data warehousing solutions for both internal decision support and business-to-business eCommerce
. Acta RapidMarts, a suite of pre-configured data warehouses for specific areas of business analysis, are powered by ActaWorks, an award-winning extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) platform.
Patrick Sommers, who was appointed chief operating officer in October 1998 created three new divisions: information services, web solutions and internet software and business-to-business ecommerce
. However, the shake-up was not to everyone's liking and the executive vice president and the joint chief technical officer have left the company.
"The opportunities in business-to-business ecommerce
will continue to inspire the creation of emarketplace," Lipis said.
Agentics Inc has unveiled the beta of its flagship product, SupplyChannel, a business-to-business ecommerce
system distinguished by its real-time virtual cataloging technology.
"However, this will change as electronic bill presentment and payment products become more sophisticated with the inclusion of features such as secure email delivery and as the technology becomes increasingly implemented in business-to-business ecommerce