Existing Business Services
Selecting eBusiness Model for B2B - Exercise
Examples of B2B models
Identify examples of each kind of B2B model.
This exercise is worth a total of 5 points. To receive full credit, you will need to review the four B2B examples we have provided below, and identify an example of a Catalog hub, an eProcurement hub, and an Exchange hub from this list.
Once you have identified examples of each of these, list the name of the hub and describe how it represents the B2B model in question.
Hub A: A site that brings together life science enterprises, researchers, and suppliers to streamline business processes, enhance productivity, and reduce costs, and offers researchers a one-stop-shop for laboratory supplies.
Hub B: A site that offers the steel industry an eBusiness solution, with an online exchange that provides the tools to streamline procurement and sales productivity for prime and non-prime steel products, manages existing trade relationships and inventory, reduces transaction, marketing, and IT costs, and provides access new business opportunities.
Hub C: A site that provides employee information commerce solutions that improve the management and communication of human resources, employee benefit, and payroll information.
Hub D: A site whose software and services leverage a network platform to automate and integrate the internal and external commerce processes of buyers, suppliers, Net market makers, and value-added service providers. This site delivers a global eBusiness infrastructure that provides cost savings and revenue opportunities for businesses of all sizes.
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Your objective in this exercise is to demonstrate that you can identify the elements of the B2B model in actual examples.
1. Identify an example of a Catalog hub from one of the four provided, and write a sentence or two to explain why the site you chose represents the Catalog B2B model.
2. Identify an example of an eProcurement hub from one of the four provided, and write a sentence or two to explain why the site you chose represents the eProcurement B2B model.
3. Identify an example of an Exchange hub from one of the four provided, and write a sentence or two to explain why the site you chose represents the Exchange B2B model.