University of St. Francis
With growing business globalization, worldwide collaboration of manufacturing companies, and the increasing number of ICT applications, a seamless exchange of products, services and information, within and across enterprises is urgently required. Interoperability as a key to the global market is often hindered by a lack of continuity of IT solutions but also by organizational and cultural differences between companies. The paper describes a methodology for assessment of Enterprise Interoperability leading to a possible solution by Enterprise Interoperability Management. An initial concept for assessment shown with a practical example will be illustrated to ensure enterprise interoperability.