Before any business can consider a move to electronic process or e-process, it is essential to decide on an e-business model.
One motto holds true when discussing eBusiness models, it pays to be adaptable.
Once a primary model (typically B2B or B2C) has been selected, the enterprise needs to define its purpose in more detail.
In many ways, eBusiness technology challenges the value chain
mean that eBusiness success is largely determined by how efficiently the business invents or reinvents itself to create and distribute its goods and services.
An enterprise may adopt an eBusiness approach for the same reasons it would adopt any business strategy;
reducing costs and competing with new business are two of the most compelling reasons.
These and other reasons for adopting an eBusiness approach will be examined in the next lesson.