Timeliness and transaction management in extended enterprises
by Kinsun Tam, Roy H. Tsang
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007

Abstract: An Extended Enterprise (EE) links a company to its suppliers, distributors, freighters, customers, workforce and other external constituents. Linkages among EE constituents enable coordination and collaboration in demand forecasting, production planning, deployment and transportation. Such coordination and collaboration provide synergies and reduce wasteful transaction costs, redundancies, delays and inefficiencies. The development in enterprise-level Information Technology (IT) enables various EE constituents' computer applications to collaborate closely, thus adding value to the EE. This paper considers the role of multi-tiered system architecture in enterprise extension, examines the services provided by enterprise application servers in support of EE transactions, and discusses the accounting and business implications of such services.

Online publication date: Thu, 22-Feb-2007

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