Date Added: Aug 2010
The objective of e-commerce is to eliminate the manual trading processes by allowing internal applications of different Enterprises to directly exchange information. In traditional commerce, both customers and suppliers may be automated internally, but their systems are usually isolated from an ability to communicate with each other. Therefore, trading partners had to adopt and traverse the gulf between the systems by manual processes such as mail, e-mail, fax, meetings and phone calls. The challenge and objective of e-commerce is to narrow down the widening chasm of manual commerce and further provide a complete end-to-end integration between the trading partner systems.