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(SYS-CON Media) - Although organizations use multiple technologies to solve myriad business problems, integrating two or more of these technologies to derive new business benefits presents additional challenges. This is especially true when the collaboration extends beyond an organization's own systems to include those of its business partners. This article describes one such customer scenario in which Helena Chemical Company, a leading U.S. agricultural products specialist, used BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) and B2B technologies together to automate better and more productive supplier/distributor relationships. Put together, these technologies enabled a process-centric hub that provided significant business cost savings, faster supplier ramp-up, more responsive customer relations, and better process visibility both inside and outside the enterprise. Tra... (more)

Implementing Cat XML

An old adage states that 25% of MIS department work relates to catalogs. Today e-marketplaces - or Net markets - are flooding virtually every business sector as more and more companies scramble to migrate their supply-and-demand-side operations to the Internet. Product and catalog integration is a vital part of these moves. The idea behind online marketplaces is to create an electronic environment where nimble buyers and sellers can effortlessly move in and out, exchange information, and ultimately grow their businesses. The obstacle, of course, is standardization and integratio... (more)

Using ebXML & Web ServicesTaking a Key Role in Offering Business ROI

The fundamental notions behind Web service implementations are not new. In fact, many people would argue that their existing Internet RPC systems are Web services. What is different is the use of XML, and XML messaging structures based on SOAP, to control and support these services. This provides a consistent, open means of interaction that is easy to understand and assimilate; and this is what drove the original HTML content revolution and the birth of the Web itself. Consistent business interactions are the very essence of what the ebXML specifications are all about (www.ebxml... (more)