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Application Interconnection and Execution of Business to Business Transactions over the Internet
Dr. Yannis Charalabidis
Deputy General Manager,
Singular Software SA
Dr. Diomidis Spinellis
Assistant Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business
The paper presents an approach towards executing transactions between enterprises, governmental bodies and banking institutions, based on ERP applications connected over the Internet. Our work builds on a review of current and evolving XML standards for representing business processes and data (e.g. ebXML, UN/EDIFACT, RosettaNet) as well as standards for the technological deployment of such solutions (CORBA, .net, J2EE). Next, using proven enterprise modeling methodologies, we specify and formally describe key inter-enterprise transactional processes. In addition, we define application-neutral protocols, electronic data formats, and messages for interoperating applications. Finally, we develop a server-based system for managing electronic transactions, such as e-invoicing, e-VAT, and e-payment.