Networked B2B Applications Point Toward the Future

October, 2000


A new direction in business-to-business e-commerce is emerging. Integration and collaboration are becoming the watchwords for new B2B ventures. The rationale for bringing suppliers, subcontractors, employees, and customers under a single Internet entity is clear. Returns expected from these collaborations is expected to be many times the investment and the return period will be measured in months, not years.