Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
B2B integration refers to the provision of a uniform view of the e-commerce system to the interacting entities involved. B2B integration is also concerned with connecting front-end systems to back-end systems. These systems possibly include legacy data sources and applications or outside partners systems. The growth of requirements for e-business application brings more challenges, and the advent of the web services enable companies to collaborate closely with their business partners and gain access to needed information and business logic. By analyzing challenges of B2B and features of new technologies (web services), a flexible, standardized B2B integration approach based on web service for public and private process was presented.