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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Reintermediation Strategies in Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 4, 4, 7-42.
At National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Vesper began his career as a technologist and where he created the Internet's first business-to-business electronic commerce system.
This collaboration means that the global, trusted Identrus infrastructure for business-to-business electronic commerce is now available in a packaged solution that will enable financial institutions to build a cost-effective secure environment for high-value transactions quickly and efficiently in a Windows 2000 operating environment.
The collaboration is meant to make the global, trusted Identrus infrastructure for business-to-business electronic commerce available in a fully integrated, pre-tested form, to enable financial institutions to build a cost-effective and secure environment for high-value electronic transactions.
Business-to-business electronic commerce is wreaking havoc on traditional distribution philosophy, creating obsolescence for many conventional intermediaries and channels.
Following its participation in a national pilot test, Dreyers Grand Ice Cream will roll out the recently launched suite of solutions called the viaLink Partner Package, a product of The viaLink Co., a leading supply chain management company specializing in providing business-to-business electronic commerce services that enable bricks and mortar companies to manage their highly complex supply chain information.
High-tech education company DCI designed "eB2B World" to help buyers and suppliers develop and choose the right strategy and tools for conducting business-to-business electronic commerce.
Spain's largest banking group Banco Santander Central Hispano (BSCH) and two US firms - the consultants AT Kearney and information services EDS Co-next - have set up a joint venture to develop business-to-business electronic commerce (B2B), according to a statement issued by BSCH.
Business-to-business electronic commerce is expected to grow in value, worldwide, from $133 billion in 1999 to $6.3 trillion by 2003.
In recent years, a number of companies have reported gains in operating efficiency through the use of business-to-business electronic commerce, or the movement of information electronically between businesses over computer networks.
While retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are increasingly taking advantage of the Internet to reach consumers, observers say many companies are particularly focused on using business-to-business electronic commerce to gain efficiencies within the system.
Business-to-business electronic commerce strategy is at the top of every vehicle manufacturers' agenda, and, by choice or default, every major automotive supplier.

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