B2B Integration

In todays global economy with increasingly complex and diverse business partner communities, businesses are acutely aware of the need to improve business-to-business (B2B) capabilities.

IBM Sterling B2B Integration solutions enable the secure and seamless execution of multi-enterprise business processes with 100% of your business community. This improves business agility, operational efficiency, and business performance through secure and flexible community integration, business process automation, and visibility into actionable information across your IT and business processes and those of your partners.

 This is achieved by:

  •  Reducing the time and complexity of securely and flexibly integrating 100% of your trading community.
  •  Seamlessly automating and extending internal IT and business processes to external partner.
  •  Providing visibility into information that can be acted on across your key IT and business processes.
For the successful selection, deployment and operation of a 21st century business to business automation processes, our people also provide services that are essential to the successful completion of a project. In detail our service offerings include:

Deployment

  • Migration Plan
  • Systems Installation
  • Application Installation & Configuration
  • Go-Live Support
  • Data Migration
  • Training

Operation

  • After sales support
  • Systems management
  • Application management
  • Reporting
  • Custom product extensions

 

IBM Sterling B2B Integration Solution

Sterling B2B Integration aims to automate business processes shared with trading partners. The goal is the automation of the complete buy-sell-ship-pay process that involves a range of documents and business processes, which include not just the buyer or seller of the goods/services, but also banks and third party logistics companies.

The solution provides visibility into data and processes shared with external entities, not just internal parties. Sterling B2B Integration views end-to-end integration as going beyond the edge of the enterprise to enable integration with trading partner IT and business processes.

This means dealing with massive variation in standards and protocols across industries and regions. For example, automotive standards and protocols are very different from those used by retail, and US automotive standards are different from those used by European or Asian regions. Integrating all that to and through the firewall, so that the back end applications(like CRM, ERP) are insulated from this complexity, is the B2B integration challenge.

This challenge is answered by Sterling B2B Integration from Sterling Commerce.