Two Important B2B Standards

We know how B2B or business to business standards were necessary for the smooth functioning of various business processes involved in transactions of import/export and global sourcing. However there is not single B2B or business to business standard globally, rather there are various standards which are useful for various purposes such as those involved import/export and global sourcing deals. In this article we will briefly discuss two of such B2B or business to business standards which have wide acceptance in the industry and also have strong backing by various software vendors and are targeted at various industries and could be used successfully in organisations dealing with import/export and global sourcing transactions.

Two of these B2B or business to business standards which have really gained global acceptance with big firms dealing with import/export and global sourcing are ebXML and RosettaNet. Both of these B2B or business to business are described in brief as follows and are useful in organisations involved in import/export, manufacturing and global sourcing activities.

RosettaNet is one of these B2B or business to business standards which has found wide acceptance in the industry which helps to provide message content, choreography and transport specifications for high-tech manufacturing companies involved in import/export of those manufactured products or their global sourcing.

The other set of B2B or business to business standards which has also found industry wide acceptance and is useful in import/export and global sourcing process is the ebXML which is littler younger as compared to RosettaNet, yet is quite useful and important at the same time. The main aim of this B2B or business to business set of standards is to provide ease of conduction of import/export and global sourcing activities over the internet.

There exist several differences in these B2B or business to business standards although they are both important in their own way in conducting import/export and global sourcing activities. These differences between these B2B or business to business standards can be discussed more easily by considering a conceptual model which has been developed by the Business Internet Consortium. This conceptual model is divided into various layers which are necessary for carrying out B2B or business to business dealing related to import/export and global sourcing deals within organisations.

The layers of this conceptual model consist of 3 lower layers, 5 middle layers and 4 upper layers which jointly express the overall model to explain the B2B or business to business standards useful in import/export and global sourcing activities. Both the B2B or business to business standards discussed in this article occupy various levels in the conceptual model and are useful in import/export and global sourcing activities.