Applying Pace Layering to E-Commerce Processes and Applications

Archived Published: 21 July 2011 ID: G00213791


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Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction: The Scope of E-Commerce
      • Context-Aware Mobile Applications Spark E-Commerce Evolution
    • What Is Pace Layering?
    • What Is Connective Tissue?
    • E-Commerce Applications
      • Basic E-Commerce Components
      • Web Customer Experience
      • Marketing
      • Sales
      • Service
      • Mobile
      • Social CRM
    • Classifying E-Commerce Applications to the Right Pace Layer
      • Questions to Identify of Systems of Innovation
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Differentiation
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Record
    • Applying Pace Layering to E-Commerce
      • Retail Industry (B2C)
      • Publishing Industry (B2B) — Current and Future
    • Recommendations for E-Commerce Pace Layers
      • Guidance for Systems of Innovation
      • Guidance for Systems of Differentiation
      • Guidance for Systems of Record
    • Applications Frequently Migrate Between Layers
    • New Applications Should Be Classified at the Point of Conception
    • Conclusion
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