Ebusiness (e-business) – a Brief Definition

eBusiness (e-Business), derived from such terms as "e-mail" and "e-commerce," is the conduct of business electronically, typically over the Internet, not only buying and selling, but also servicing customers and collaborating with business partners. The sign of a good eBusiness is not just being able to sell books, but knowing how many books you've sold, and to whom, and also to answer questions like "what books are my customers buying next?"

Information Builders' iWay Software suite facilitates the implementation of e-business by accelerating business integration. How does iWay accelerate business integration? By simplifying it dramatically – eliminating custom integration code, and replacing it with the straightforward assembly and configuration of off-the-shelf components. iWay Software provides everything necessary to achieve real-time, near-real-time, or batch integration more quickly and easily than competing tools and the "roll-your-own" approach.

iWay also provides highly efficient standard connections to over 300 back-office systems and data sources, enabling organizations to quickly and easily leverage technologies such as IBM's Websphere™, XML, and Java™. 

WebFOCUS – a comprehensive suite of business intelligence software from Information Builders – reduces the cost and time for development and deployment of Web reporting and information delivery applications, while providing powerful, scalable, enterprise-wide business intelligence. It is the only solution that enables every process involved in creating and delivering interactive, actionable information, including:

  • Accessing all of your current information assets, including legacy and relational data sources, cubes, data warehouses, and data marts
  • Providing visuals, advanced formatting, and output options such as charts, Excel spreadsheets and Adobe PDF documents, and performing complex calculations
  • Processing requests quickly, intelligently, and efficiently
  • Delivering real-time actionable information anytime, anywhere via Web, e-mail, and mobile devices to employees, managers, partners, and customers.

The combination of WebFOCUS BI suite on the front-end and iWay Software's integration technology on the back-end provides a unique, single vendor solution that allows you to deliver real-time information to everyone in your extended enterprise.