WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  B2B Networks: Still Trying to Solve the Paper Problem in Commercial Payments

[December 07, 2012]

B2B Networks: Still Trying to Solve the Paper Problem in Commercial Payments

Dec 07, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "B2B Networks: Still Trying to Solve the Paper Problem in Commercial Payments" report to their offering.

New Research From Mercator Advisory Group Examines Developments In Electronic B2B Payments Technology Mercator Advisory Group's newest report examines the rapidly growing market for e-invoicing and e-payables applications. Companies around the globe are expressing interest in the ability to convert purchase orders, invoices, and payments to electronic formats and vendors are likewise responding on an equally global basis. This research reviews the companies behind a number of the largest B2B networks and the functionality of each vendor's solution.

Nearly all corporations are faced with the challenge of earning more with less and finance and treasury officers are finding that automating invoice capture, approval, and payment provide several opportunities for reducing costs. There are many B2B networks for a company to choose from, but there are also several barriers that vendors must overcome to make their solution work for both buyers and suppliers.

"The cloud is the new channel for B2B communications and payments. The architectural efficiencies of B2B networks is reducing the costs of financial supply chain automation and provides a compelling business case for implementing procure-to-pay and order-to-cash solutions," comments Michael Misasi, Research Analyst at Mercator Advisory Group and the author of the report.

Highlights of the report include: - A 10-point feature functionality checklist for B2B networks.

- An overview of 30 of the largest B2B networks including, number of member suppliers, annual revenue, payment volume and ownership structure.

- An analysis of major e-payables vendors and the types of payment supported by each company's solution.

- Mercator Advisory Group's assessment of the progress B2B networks are making toward paperless B2B commerce and interoperability.

Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary The Cloud Succeeds Where EDI Fails The Complexities of B2B Transactions B2B Networks Mercator Advisory Group 10-Point Checklist of B2B Network Attributes Connecting P2P and O2C Removing Barriers to Electronic Payments A Long List of Characters Invoice-Centric Providers E-Payables Providers Payment Services Providers Networks Are Evolving Pricing Functionality Geographies Where Progress Is (and Isn't) Occurring Paperless Business Processes: Yes Network Interoperability: Not Yet Figures and Tables Companies Mentioned - ADP - Ariba - AvidXchange - B2boost - Basware - B-Pack - Birchstreet - Bottomline Technologies - Certipost - Comarch - Conexa - Coupa - Direct Insite - Elemica - Esker - Evenex - Fundtech - InExchange - Ivalua - JPMorgan Chase - Liaison Technologies OB10 - Qlogitek - SciQuest - Sungard - Syncada - Tradeshift - Transcepta - Wallmedien - Wax Digital For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wh4xbq/b2b_networks CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager.

press@researchandmarkets.com Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 Sector: Banking and Financial Services (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/categories.asp cat_id=10&campaign_id=wh4xbq), E-Business (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/categories.asp cat_id=41&campaign_id=wh4xbq) ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com.

[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]


Featured Podcasts

Oracle in Enterprise Communications

Most in the industry have heard of the acquisition of Acme Packet by Oracle. What you may not know is that Oracle has a number of telecommunications products including a UC suite, WebRTC Session Controller, and Operations monitoring tools. Oracle is pursuing both the enterprise and service provider.

Featured Whitepapers

WebRTC Security Concerns

This whitepaper covers two of the most relevant topics in communications industry today: WebRTC and security. We will introduce the problem of security in WebRTC including those traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services. Later we will mention ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms, to close with an overview of identity management solutions.

Migrating Real Time Communications Services to the Web

In the Internet age, businesses that own fixed and mobile communication networks, including traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all kinds, are being challenged with some tough questions: How do we stay relevant to our customers?

Delivering Enterprise-Class Communications with WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging industry standard for enabling Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. It enables enterprises to enhance Web sites, empower BYOD users, and improve video collaboration and on-line meetings, to name but a few examples.

WebRTC Report Extract Reprint

This document examines the growing important of WebRTC, both generally and for telecom service providers. It considers the expanding range of use-cases, the multiple layers of interoperability likely to be desired by telcos, and some implications in terms of network integration and mobility.


Robust Enterprise Grade WebRTC Systems and Services

The emerging WebRTC standard has become one of the industry's hottest topics – and with good reason. Being able to "communications enable the web" has Communications Service Providers as well as Enterprises busily making plans for deployment. But, as these plans unfold, reality is starting to intrude on those plans. Our expectations of telephony services are much higher than web browsing. We expect the phone to connect instantly, operate with minimal disruption, and work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. There is also an understanding that phone service is inherently secure. With WebRTC, the expectation is for these applications to behave in the same manner.

This session looks at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC Enterprise service. It will also cover how a WebRTC enterprise handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.


The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services – from virtually any device, across virtually any network – with carrier-grade reliability and security.

Sales Presentation: Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller

- WebRTC Market and Opportunities
- WebRTC Challenges
- Oracle Communication WebRTC Session   Controller
- Summary


Communication Service Provider (CSP) voice service revenues continue to face pressure due to shifts in communication preferences and competition from non-traditional service providers. Voice communications are now often embedded into applications outside the domain of traditional telephony voice usage. CSPs have been challenged to effectively leverage and monetize new web-oriented communications technologies.