The E-Business Workplace: Discovering the Power of Enterprise Portals


Make The E-Business Workplace Work For You

From the consultants at PricewaterhouseCoopers and SAP come the keys to understanding and taking advantage of the most exciting development in the world of business technology-the e-business workplace. Written in language that is accessible to all executives and managers, in any company and industry-not just to information technology professionals-the authors explain how this user-oriented, people-friendly technology can transform your organization by empowering collaboration among its employees and value network partners. Here are answers to such critical questions as:
* How can you use workplace technology to move from integration to true collaboration?
* What are the advantages of a truly people-friendly technology?
* Does workplace technology add value?
* How are roles different from jobs, and how does the e-business workplace use roles to help people perform their jobs more effectively and efficiently?
* What are the components of workplace technology software, and how do you choose a product best suited to your organization?
* Can the e-business workplace help your organization manage change?
* Where does workplace technology fit within the broader e-business context?
* Can the e-business workplace help your organization achieve its vision?

In answering these questions, the authors support their conclusions with numerous real-world examples that move the theory behind workplace technology into practice. The E-Business Workplace also provides insights and knowledge found nowhere else, based on the thousands of technology implementations in which they and their organizations have been integrally involved. Take this opportunity to learn about a critically important technology that may be the defining factor in determining success and failure in an increasingly complex Internet-enabled economy.

PricewaterhouseCoopers ( is the world's largest professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of more than 150,000 people in 150 countries, PricewaterhouseCoopers helps clients solve complex business problems and measurably enhance their ability to build value, manage risk, and improve performance in an Internet-enabled world. PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to the member firms of the worldwide PricewaterhouseCoopers organization.
SAP ( is the leading e-business applications provider for the new Internet economy, with more than 13,000 customers and 30,000 installations worldwide. Combining collaborative online and mobile commerce technologies, industry expertise, and implementation capabilities, the mySAP e-business platform enables companies to improve relationships with their customers and partners, streamline operations, and achieve revolutionary efficiencies throughout their supply chain. SAP is listed on several exchanges including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP."



From Integration to Collaboration.

People Matter: The Human Dimension.

Value Proposition for E-Business and Workplaces.

The Workplace and Its Role.

A Day in the Life of a Workplace: Three Roles.

Communities and Marketplaces.

A Day in the Life of Community Workplaces.

Workplace Technology.

From Change Management to Manageable Change.

Implementing a Workplace and Driving Business Value.

E-Business and the Workplace: A Broad View.

Getting to Where You Want To Be.


Appendix: Using the CD-ROM.

About the Authors.