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The Basics of eBusiness Implementations
including Basic Implementation Options
|Basic Implementation Options - Business User View|
|Mixing and Matching Implementation Options|
|Factors to Consider When Choosing Implementation Options|
|Barriers to Electronic Commerce|
|Basics You Need for Implementation (Software/Hardware/Resources)|
|Design Time Implementation Steps|
|Initial eBusiness Implementation|
|New Trading Partner|
|New Business Process/New Business Document|
|Index of Technology-Specific Implementation Views and Recommendations|
When a company decides to automate document and data exchanges with their trading partners, several decisions need to be made in order to come up with a specific implementation plan. Individual implementations mix and match implementation options that can be categorized as Discovery and Negotiation layer decisions, Business Content layer decisions, Business Integration layer decisions, and Messaging and Communications decisions.
The EIDX/CompTIA Internet Commerce Model (ICM) is written in the form of a "white paper" and describes these layers with respect to internet standards. It is a good introductory resource. These implementation options are discussed here to provide information useful to an implementer trying to make decisions about how an implementation will be done, including recommended best practices for mixing and matching technologies from the three technology
This section of the web site discusses implementation options and how they are mixed and matched in more detail.
The following graphic is a high-level summary of the most commonly used implementation options for transacting business electronically. See documentation on the different implementation options for more details.
Last updated 02 March 2003