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XML Economics Beat EDI in B2B Transactions
Methods for handling B2B transactions are in flux as the cost advantages of using the Internet grow increasingly apparent. The alternatives receiving the most attention are the venerable EDI format and emerging XML-based solutions. The question of which solution is better for your organization depends heavily on your trading partnersâ preferences as well as the economic performance of each method.
Universal Business Language Proposes to Standardize E-Business (2Q03)
The ability of organizations to freely communicate with business partners and customers electronically is hampered by the lack of a lingua franca. Universal Business Language open standard focuses on resolving this problem. UBL forms are based on hard-earned experience garnered from the best efforts to use XML in e-commerce to date. The knowledge encapsulated in UBL should reduce the expense in applying the language to e-commerce solutions.
Early XML Trials Show Good Returns (1Q03)
Enterprises are beginning to apply XML as a common framework for developing more flexible content presentations. XMLâs power, flexibility, and solid payback means universal acceptance is almost a certainty. We strongly recommend that all IT managers become knowledgeable about XML applications that will address the needs of their organizations
The XML Scorecard
The theory behind XML has always been attractive, and the potential cross-platform usability of XML applications is something that many system developers have looked forward to for several years. There has been considerable activity during the last year in the XML arena and 2000 may well be the pivotal year in the emergence of XML-based applications.
XML Begins to Impact B2B E-Commerce (Jun 2000)
The close of 1999 saw a number of initiatives that will accelerate progress in adapting the Extensible Markup Language (XML) to business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce. The promise of XML has encouraged a variety of players to enter the fray of standards definition. Among these competing players are vendors, vertical industry trade organizations, and individual companies. While standardization is badly needed in the XML realm, this divisiveness has tended to drive the participants apart and confuse potential users.