XML@work: The Case of a Next-Generation EDI Solution

  • P. Buxmann


Only about 5% of the companies which could profit from EDI actually use it. The main reason is that especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) try to avoid the considerable setup- and operating costs of traditional EDI solutions. We demonstrate how new emerging network technologies, in particular XML, can open communications networks and shape the way businesses can interact with one another. Together with our partner Lufthansa AirPlus we developed a next generation EDI solution that aims at opening EDI networks.


Business Partner Extensible Markup Electronic Data Interchange Document Type Definition Style Sheet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Buxmann
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  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementTechnical UniversityFreibergFederal Republic of Germany

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