The generic term for all business processes that are digitally controlled is e-business. E-business is usually characterized by high automation of processes, but also includes the areas of manufacturing and development of products, financing processes and marketing processes.
The goal of e-business is to capitalize on the economic power of the Internet by using digital information technologies to support business processes at different stages. It's all about saving money and time by automating trading processes. Parts of e-business include e-commerce, e-procurement, e-community, e-company and e-marketplace.