ExtraNet Case Study

Perry T. Patterson

Submitted to
John A. Scigliano, Professor SCIS

Nova Southeastern University
Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
Master of Management Information Systems
Client/Server and Distributed Computing
Fall 2003


Alliance Entertainment Corporation (AEC), a large distributor of CDs and DVDs, created an extranet based, business intelligence reporting system.  The system was used to give managers of internet retail stores valuable information they often could not obtain from their own organizations.  AEC delivered data via EDI, but learned that the decision makers of their retailer partners rarely received this information in a viable format.  AEC used WebIntelligence from Business Objects to save support time, assist their partners and enhance their strategic position in the industry.

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