The integration of interorganizational information flows is a key challenge for electronic business process coupling. For this integration task, standards play a major role. Without standards, and with the large number of business partners communicating electronically, integration tasks would be very complex, as exchange processes, content and formats would have to be negotiated for each bilateral communication relation. Agreed-upon information structures and transaction formats, and predefined document content, contribute to easing integration tasks.
KeywordsBusiness Process Business Partner Semantic Standard Business Document International Standard Book Number
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