OBI, or Open Buying on the Internet is an
e-commerce standard that has been specified by the OBI Consortium. OBI is an
open, flexible framework for business-to-business Internet commerce solutions.
It is intended for the high volume, low-dollar transactions that account for 80%
of most organizations' purchasing activity. The OBI standard provides access to
easy-to-use, open, standards-based Internet purchasing solutions for the
procurement of goods and services.