This paper discusses the impact analysis of the Extensible Markup Language (XML). Each business partner within a supply chain will be allowed to generate its own data exchange format by adopting an XML meta-data management system in the local side. Followed after a brief introduction of the information technology for Business to Customer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) Electronic Commerce (EC), the impact of XML on the tomorrow business world is discussed. A real case study for impact analysis on information exchange platform, Microsoft's BizTalk platform which is actually an XML schema builder and the implementation of XML commerce application will provide an interest insight for users' future implementation.
- Business to Business (B2B)
- Business to Customer (B2C)
- Electronic Commerce
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
- Extensible Markup Language (XML)