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eSMEs - Best Practices in the use of eBusiness standards for European SMEs

eSMEs - Best Practices in the use of eBusiness standards for European SMEs

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Increasing competitive pressures and a changing legal and administrative environment are forcing over 23 million European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to optimize their business processes, cut costs and enter new markets in Europe and the world.
eBusiness standards are an important tool for companies.
Increasing competitive pressures and a changing legal and administrative environment are forcing over 23 million European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to optimize their business processes, cut costs and enter new markets in Europe and the world.
eBusiness standards are an important tool for companies.

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eSMEsBEST PRACTICES IN THE USEOF eBUSINESS STANDARDS FOREUROPEAN SMEs
Focus Group
eBUSINESS AND EUROPEAN STANDARDS − BENEFITS FOR SMEs
Increasing competitive pressures and a changing legal and administrative environment are compelling over 23 million European smalland medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to optimize their business processes, cut costs and enter new markets in Europe and the resto the world.eBusiness standards are an important tool or companies. By integrating eBusiness and eBusiness standards, each SME can:
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Optimize relationships with suppliers
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Shorten response times
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Improve security in planning
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Reduce costs
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Increase customer satisaction
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 Acquire new customers
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Enter new markets
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Improve the company’s image
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Create a distinctive profle
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Boost revenue
 
HELPING SMEs EMPOWER THEIR eBUSINESS
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MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT: Achieving security in
planning or all business processes.
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 VENDOR-MANAGED INVENTORY: Reducing stock levels
and accelerating product innovation.
eBUSINESS STANDARDS − THE KEY TOENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS
Internationally accepted and cost-efcient standards are
fundamental to the implementation of eBusiness activities. They
ensure that a company’s work processes are ully digitized andnot interrupted by changes in media.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’SDIGITAL AGENDA FOR SMEs
Helping SMEs go digital is a priority or the European
Commission. The Commission has set up a European Portal
or SMEs, the eYouGuide portal and the eBusiness support
network.
eBusiness standards acilitate policy implementation, and, in
order to cope with eBusiness and standards in their daily work,SMEs need tailored inormation and tutorial training. The CEN
Focus Group ‘eSMEs’ addresses, on a European level, the
tutorial support that SMEs need in order to integrate eBusinessstandards into their operations.Five categories o standards are addressed:
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IDENTIFICATION STANDARDS - Identifcation standards are
used to identiy products and services, organizations andcompanies, locations, logistics and transport. Their useis undamental in eBusiness or the transaction o goodsand services between companies as well as the use o 
WHAT IS eBUSINESS AND WHAT ARE eBUSINESSSTANDARDS?
 The ollowing unctional areas are supported by eBusinessapplications. These applications rely on eBusiness standardsor their integration and unction, and they are essential orachieving efciency in corporate processes:
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CATEGORY MANAGEMENT: Improving product range policy
and marketing.
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COLLABORATION ON PLANNING, FORECASTING ANDREPLENISHMENT: Reducing transport and distribution
costs and optimizing collaboration along the supply chain.
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CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Better
understanding of customers and increased customer loyalty.
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ELECTRONIC EXCHANGE OF DATA: Automatic ordering,
billing and notifcation o dispatch.
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ELECTRONIC CATALOGUES: Updating electronic
catalogues at the push o a button.
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ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACES: Benefting rom sales
opportunities in global markets.
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ePROCUREMENT: Using supplier shops and rationalizing
purchasing.
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JOINT FORECASTING: Optimizing logistics and the ow o goods.
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ONLINE-SHOPS: Discovering new distribution channels and
making sales around the clock.
 
CEN FOCUS GROUP: eSMEs
 The objective o the CEN Focus Group eSMEs is to help SMEs
integrate eBusiness procedures into their daily work. The
group’s main activities are: 
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Collecting and disseminating practical knowledge, information
and experience as well as guidelines concerning the use o eBusiness and eBusiness standards.
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Identiying SME support gaps in the area o eBusiness andeBusiness standards.
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Creating a wiki or planning and communicating recom-
mended actions to overcome identifed gaps.
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Developing courses and tutorials targeted specifcally to
small and mid-size enterprises in the areas o product datadescription and exchange standards.
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Developing a methodology to eectively disseminate
inormation and material.
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Creating an eBook on the results o the Focus Group.
REPORT AND eBOOK
 The Focus Group’s fnal report and eBook will be published inJune 2010 on the CEN website and distributed throughout theEuropean Commission’s eBusiness Support Network.
scanner technology (Barcodes). An advanced technology
in the orm o RFID (Radio Frequency Identifcation) is also
gaining importance. Examples o identifcation standards:
EAN/GTIN, GS1 128 and EPC/RFID.
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CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS - Classifcation standardsdescribe products consistently and align them in ahierarchical system or grouping materials, productsand services. This is done according to a logicalstructure with a level o detail that corresponds to theproduct-specifc properties. Examples o classifcationstandards: CPV, eCl@ss, ETIM, GPC, and UNSPSC.
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CATALOGUE EXCHANGE FORMATS - For acilitating the
exchange o catalogue and product data, trading partnersneed a standardized exchange ormat. Electronic catalogue
data can also be exchanged with platorms. Examples o catalogue exchange ormats: BMEcat, cXML, Datanorm/ 
Eldanorm and PRICAT.
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 TRANSACTION STANDARDS - Consistent messages areneeded or the electronic exchange o electronic invoices
and bills. Transaction standards enable the creation o thesemessages. Examples o transaction standards: EANCOM®,
EDIFACT, GS1-XML, OAGIS, ODETTE, openTRANS and UBL.
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PROCESS STANDARDS - Process standards enablestandardization o entire business processes. Process
standards are not as common in the manufacturing industry
as they are in the consumer goods industry where joint
forecasting and vendor-managed inventory are state of theart. Examples of process standards: Category Management,CPFR, ebXML, Joint Forecasting, OSA, RosettaNet and VMI.

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