Different Types of Business-to-Business Integration: Extended Enterprise Integration vs Market B2B Integration
Frank Goethals (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), Jacgues Vandenbulcke (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), Wilfried Lemahieu (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) and Monique Snoeck (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Copyright: © 2008
In this chapter we argue that there exist two basic forms of business-to-business integration (B2Bi), namely extended enterprise integration and market B2Bi. This chapter clarifies the meaning of both concepts, shows that the difference between both is fundamental, and discusses the consequences of the difference in the realm of Web services development. The importance of coordination and the role of standards are studied for both types of e-business. The authors hope this chapter clearly shows the foundations of B2Bi and that the chapter as such brings clarity into B2Bi practices.