Web-based catalogs provide the main entry point for B2B e-commerce and will fundamentally transform supply-chain relationships.
We look at e-catalogs in the broadest sense, defining them as electronic representations of information about the products and/or services of an organization. E-Catalogs allow products to be grouped in a variety of ways unrestricted by physical constraints normally associated with printed catalogs. A catalogue of products which is held on line and is accessible to users. Such catalogues may form part of an ECOMMERCE system which supports the sale of products to the general public or may form part of a BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS system where purchases are made between companies.