Chapter 19. Connecting to Trading Partners (B2B)

Connecting to Trading Partners (B2B)

So far we have been dealing with processes that were entirely contained within the enterprise. Often times, you need to extend these processes beyond the boundaries of your enterprise to reach out to customers, suppliers, and partners. Traditionally, inter‑enterprise interactions have been handled quite differently from the typical intra‑enterprise processes. The inter-enterprise processes were focused around the electronic exchange of business documents between trading partners. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) came into being decades ago to address this business-to-business (B2B) interaction problem. ...

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