Enterprises interoperability is the emerging need in Europe for joint projects and business facing new marketing challenges.
In multi-partners projects and business, aimed at developing innovative joint products, Large Enterprises suffer from a wordlack of synergy and cohesion with Small-Medium Enterprises due to the missing sharing of project information, knowledge, workflows, etc. A novel level of integration is expected, while guaranteeing the intellectual property rights and preserving the already existing company management processes fixed in years of past activity.
The VENIS project is aimed at covering the gap of interoperability between Large and Small Enterprises, according to “Virtual Organisation” paradigm:
- a distributed web-based repository, connecting the existing information systems;
- a set of lightweight web services based on legacy email systems, for a smart exchange of the common information ;
- a distributed processes engine mechanism, to link the enterprises business processes, assist the work in joint businesses and create novel synergies in marketing
Latest documents and multimedia, meeting planning, joint work flow and milestones, etc. will be then easily available to all the persons involved both from Large and Small enterprises, while leaving unchanged the already existing legacy procedures.
The Consortium, composed by 7 Partners skilled in international collaboration, is well balanced in expertises between technology developers and final users. The VENIS results will be disseminated on the Web and in International Conferences, thanks to the creation of a VENIS Community of users,
Boosted by VENIS, the involved Enterprises expect to improve their competitive edge in joint projects, by receiving a significant advantage in their joint business, measurable in 15-20% increase during the 3 years after the end of the project.