No aspect of e-business has
garnered more attention than e-commerce. The ability to offer
goods and services over the Web has had a remarkable impact on
a wide number of industries. Over $750 million in airline tickets
were sold over the Web last year, and the brokerage industry
now manages $200 billion worth of assets in online accounts.
The e-commerce process includes:
Electronic presentation of
goods and services
Online order taking and bill presentment
Automated customer account inquiries
Online payment and transaction handling
How does e-commerce become e-business enabled?
Here are some of the ways your company can implement an e-commerce
strategy with e-business in mind:
Develop a dynamic, database-driven
Provide for online ordering by securely integrating your front-end
presentation with an order entry system.
Move static billing statement data to an interactive Web-based
Accept electronic payment methods (credit cards, EFT, etc.) for
full-transaction shopping or bill payment.
By using e-business based e-commerce
solutions, companies can:
Improve margins by using a
lower-cost online channel.
Reduce costs associated with paper-based processes: postage,
printing, and handling.
Reduce float through the use of electronic transfers/just-in-time
Give customers faster, more responsive service.
With scalability, security, and reliability built in from the
ground up, IBM e-commerce solutions are designed to enable you
to conduct business-to-business and business-to-consumer Internet
transactions. These solutions are designed to integrate with
your company's customer service and SCM processes.
Commerce software solutions
(Web servers, applications servers)
Services for consulting, systems integration
LAN/Intranet website integration
Billing & electronic payment server solutions
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What is e-business ?
e-busi·ness (e' biz' nis)
The transformation of key business processes
through the use of Internet technologies.
The Web is changing every aspect of our lives, but no area is
undergoing as rapid and significant a change as the way businesses
operate. As businesses incorporate Internet technology into their
core business processes they start to achieve real business value.
Today, companies large and small are using the Web to communicate
with their partners, to connect with their back-end data-systems,
and to transact commerce. This is e-business -- where the strength
and reliability of traditional information technology meet the
This new Web + IT paradigm merges the
standards, simplicity and connectivity of the Internet with the
core processes that are the foundation of business. The new killer
apps are interactive, transaction intensive, and let people do
business in more meaningful ways.
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Whether you're just starting to take the first steps or are already
engaged in e-business, taking full advantage of the opportunities
e-business can present requires planning -- and this is where
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