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Implementation Option 5a (Buyer's Web Application) - What Seller Needs for Implementation
Special Notes:  

Download and/or integration capability (optional)
Web Browser
Internet Service Provider
The Rest
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When You Are the Seller

  1. Download/integration capability.  With a web browser solution, there is limited application integration functionality, if the web application provides any at all.  It may be limited to the ability to download data in one or two common file formats, such as a Comma Separated Values (.csv) file.  The web application may provide downloads in standard formats such as EDIFACT, RosettaNet XML or OAGIS XML if the buyer has designed the application so that it can be used as a bridge solution for suppliers in the process of developing fully integrated solutions.
  1. Web Browser.  The browser should support popular scripting languages such as Java, and should support HTTPS connections.  Examples include Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 5 or higher, or Netscape Navigator, version 4 or higher.
  1. Internet Service Provider (ISP).  If most of the documents you receive are small, e.g. a few purchase orders daily with 1 or 2 line items each, a dial-up connection via modem is sufficient.   Most ISPs charge 10-20 Euros/dollars a month.  If large files are expected and will be downloaded, e.g. product data, forecasts, a DSL or other high-speed connection is recommended.
  1. Hardware
    1. A computer
      1. The operating system needs to support internet access and web browsing.
      2. If you have not already purchased a computer, you may to investigate to see which platforms fit your budget requirements and are most widely supported before making a choice.
    2. Modem(s) and telephone lines
      1. Type of modem depends on the communications method.  The most common are dial-up and or DSL, and generally the Internet Service Provider will provide provide information on modem hardware, accessories and software requirements.  Often the service and the hardware and software are sold as a bundle.
The Rest:  Human resources, Implementation Plan and Business Arrangements are per Basics of Implementations:  Initial eBusiness Implementation.



Last updated 02 March 2003