Ivan Matasic, Ivo Pejakovic, Damir Pintar, Mihaela Sokic,
countries have 90% or more of its economy in small and medium
size enterprises (SMEs). Enabling smooth transition of SMEs
towards e-business means adopting an e-business framework,
as well as building the necessary infrastructure. The ability
to present advantages of e-business to the corporate community
and to propose solutions in adopting these strategies can
be vital. Recent standard for electronic business, ebXML,
provides solutions to a variety of problems in business communication
between trading partners, such as SMEs. EbXML is designed
to create an open source infrastructure, suitable for both
SMEs and large companies. It ensures interoperability, low
start-up costs, low complexity and robustness, and uses Internet
as an e-business backbone.
This paper will present main features of ebXML standard over
the Internet from both technical and business point of view.
Ideas and strategies of founder organizations will be presented,
to enable wider perspective of ebXML goals. Authors’
opinion on ebXML from the perspective of developing countries
will be elaborated. Finally, we will present the results of
ebXML based pilot projects.