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Sell side software
A sell side software for E-commerce provides the supplier's product catalogue on the Web. For buyers this usually implies the necessity to access various interfaces (systems or Web sites) in order to access the product data of different suppliers. The major advantage of sell side software for E-commerce is the supplier's opportunity to present his products in the best way and to provide additional functionality, such as product configuration and compatibility checking.


In German: Sell-Side (ID: 2)
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SGML
SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) is an international standard for the definition of device-independent, system-independent methods of representing texts in electronic form. HTML as well as XML are based on SGML.

Related terms: HTML, XML

In German: SGML (ID: 61)
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SSL
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an open standard invented by Netscape Communications for the secure data transmission on the internet. SSL shall prevent unauthorised access on security relevant information. Thereby a secure electronic payment on the World Wide Web in particular shall be enabled. SSL can also be applied in other areas than online payment. The encryption is based on public keys.


In German: SSL (ID: 66)
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Standards
Development and introduction of successful infrastructures for E-commerce requires the respective transaction partners to communicate and cooperate on different levels. Both partners have to develop a mutual understanding on the relevant business processes crossing the firm's boundaries. This includes assigning certain responsibilities and deploying trust mechanisms. In order to support automation of processes it is crucial to agree on interfaces for the exchange of electronic data. In order to develop infrastructures that can be accessed by all potential business partners it is necessary to agree on standards for such interfaces.

Examples for standardisation initiatives in e-business: ebXML, RosettaNet, BMEcat.


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