B2B Process Integration Using Service Oriented Architecture Through Web Services
The electronic commerce of B2B for small and medium enterprises is experiencing obstacles due to the nature of the processes involved. SMEs have different barriers to enter the B2B market due to lack of understanding, lack of finances and lack of IT experts that can create customized applications for standardized B2B ecommerce, such as ebXML. They have difficulties choosing the appropriate channel of communicating B2B messages, whether the public e-marketplace or own private Web Services. COTS software costs a lot, and this paper proposes a solution based on the ebXML framework and Web Services as a middleware that will do most of the job for these companies. It will offer private Web Services for the public e-marketplace usage as well.