EnterpriseEC® is an Internet-based Electronic Trading Network (ETN). An ETN is a Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce network that combines secure electronic document delivery with a web-based interface to manage trading partnerships and document control. EnterpriseEC leverages the Internet to reduce cost, increase visibility, and maximize the benefits of conducting business electronically.
For Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), data has traditionally been sent and received using proprietary, private networks. These networks, known as Value-Added Networks (VANs), provide e-Business trading communities with a secure, store-and-forward method of conducting Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce.
Many organizations that have historically used VAN services are now leveraging the Internet as a platform to cost-effectively conduct EDI with customers, suppliers, and other business partners. They are finding that in addition to lowering the cost of EDI, the Internet offers increased control and visibility of managing EDI relationships.
EnterpriseEC exemplifies the benefits of leveraging the Internet to Connect, Integrate, Manage, and Expand e-Business trading communities.