FINDING E-BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WITH THE HELP OF A SELF-MANAGED ONLINE TOOL

Falk Scheiding, Melanie Stiller, Jan Finzen, Claudia Dukino

Abstract

In recent years, providers of e-business software have started tailoring their solutions to the needs of SMEs, e.g. smaller sized ERP and CRM systems. However, for many SMEs, e-business systems are still too expensive or require a lot of effort on the SME’s side. As SMEs often do not employ IT-specialists who possess the necessary skills and knowledge to evaluate and select an appropriate e business software system that fits the company’s needs, the need for external support becomes evident. The eBSN eBusiness Solutions Guide is an online tool that especially helps SMEs in finding suitable e-business solutions. It is equipped with different search algorithms and offers an e-business competence calculator. The paper introduces the tool and thereby focuses on the methods and concepts to match the offers of e-business suppliers and SME needs.

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in Harvard Style

Scheiding F., Stiller M., Finzen J. and Dukino C. (2010). FINDING E-BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WITH THE HELP OF A SELF-MANAGED ONLINE TOOL . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-674-025-2, pages 340-346. DOI: 10.5220/0002805803400346


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist10,
author={Falk Scheiding and Melanie Stiller and Jan Finzen and Claudia Dukino},
title={FINDING E-BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WITH THE HELP OF A SELF-MANAGED ONLINE TOOL },
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2010},
pages={340-346},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002805803400346},
isbn={978-989-674-025-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - FINDING E-BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WITH THE HELP OF A SELF-MANAGED ONLINE TOOL
SN - 978-989-674-025-2
AU - Scheiding F.
AU - Stiller M.
AU - Finzen J.
AU - Dukino C.
PY - 2010
SP - 340
EP - 346
DO - 10.5220/0002805803400346