188/4 E-Commerce Group
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

From e3-value to REA: Modeling multi-party eBusiness Collaborations

T. Motal, R. Schuster
IEEE Computer Society
Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing
202 - 208
Speech with proceedings
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Business Informatics
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Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3755-9
In order to open-up enterprise applications to e-business<br> and make them profitable for a communication with other<br> enterprise applications, a business model is needed showing<br> the business essentials of the e-commerce business case<br> to be developed. Currently there are two major business<br> modeling techniques - e3-value and REA (Resource-Event-<br> Agent). Whereas e3-value was designed for modeling value<br> exchanges within an e-business network of multiple business<br> partners, the REA ontology assumes that, in the presence of<br> money and available prices, all multi-party collaborations<br> may be decomposed into a set of corresponding binary<br> collaborations. This paper is a preliminary attempt to view<br> e3-value and REA used side-by-side to see where they can<br> complement each other in coordinated use in the context of<br> multiple-partner collaboration. A real life scenario from the<br> print media domain has been taken to proof our approach.
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