Date Added: Jan 2010
Every enterprise in business today has a Business Collaboration Network (BCN). Your BCN includes all the customers, partners and suppliers with whom you connect, communicate and collaborate to drive positive business results for all involved. As these networks become increasingly complex - from single channel to cross-channel and from local suppliers to global suppliers - the challenges for companies to integrate systems and manage shared processes become more difficult. This paper examines three mega-influences that every company or organization engaging in business collaboration must take into consideration: Globalization is changing the landscape of business today; Companies don't compete in isolation; they compete against networks of companies; Complexity is prevalent everywhere.