Int. J. of Electronic Finance   »   2010 Vol.4, No.2

 

 

Title: A SOA-based framework for e-procurement in multi-organisations

 

Author: Aderonke A. Adesina, J. Olawande Daramola, Charles K. Ayo

 

Addresses:
Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, P.M.B, 1023, Nigeria.
Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, P.M.B, 1023, Nigeria.
Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, P.M.B, 1023, Nigeria

 

Abstract: The lack of standard platform for application-to-application interaction between the procurement systems of subsidiary organisations of a multi-organisation limits transparency of procurement procedures, and uniformity in the procurement patterns and practices, even when there are cross-cutting concerns. In this paper, an SOA-based e-procurement framework is proposed for effective e-procurement in a multi-organisational context. The e-procurement framework leverages SOA's inherent capability for addressing problems of heterogeneity, interoperability and dynamic requirements. An empirical case study showed that the framework is effective for achieving the corporate goal of promoting transparency, and enhancing uniformity of corporate procurement management in a multi-organisational context.

 

Keywords: business-to-business; B2B; e-procurement; service-oriented architecture; web services; multi-organisation; e-finance; goal question metrics; SOA evaluation; interoperability; procurement management; electronic procurement; online procurement; electronic finance; transparency; uniformity.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJEF.2010.033303

 

Int. J. of Electronic Finance, 2010 Vol.4, No.2, pp.156 - 170

 

Available online: 21 May 2010

 

 

Editors Full text accessAccess for SubscribersPurchase this articleComment on this article