Written by Ali AktharTechnical Account Manager
An interconnected network of partners, customers, suppliers, and more is evolving rapidly. More connectivity means greater complexity, increased data, and endless demand for EDI integrations. To scale business intelligently, customer needs dynamic EDI Integration that extends business to business interactions to applications creating frictionless digital flows with end-to-end control and powerful insights on a single platform. It brings us to an opportunity to introduce webMethods.io, a leading B2B EDI Integration platform that enables seamless any to any integrations unlocking values throughout the business ecosystem. To start, customers can access hundreds of pre-configured EDI connections to the world's largest trading partners and enhance EDI flows with smart integrations for virtually any application or system in the cloud or on-premises regardless of format or integration requirement. In addition to that, webMethods.io offers powerful capabilities such as pre-build maps, API integration to rapidly onboard new applications, and EDI trading partners helping in quickly instrumenting the kind of end-to-end integrations that drives new revenue streams.
webMethods.io also provides precision insight into every business and EDI process. With the EDI activity, message, and trading partner views, organizations can quickly spot the trends driving business intelligence. A persona-based dashboard eliminates ambiguities by providing a drill-down view of EDI data and giving a piece of complete information to the organization. You can also define your ideas and empower users to take direct actions on specific EDI transactions. The self-service EDI visibility for all stakeholders enables real-time insight and flexible collaboration with key trading partners. The interface allows users to access information anywhere, anytime on any device; whether users are in the airport or office, they can access operational insights on the go.
In business, SLA tied to EDI reliability can be a fragment. webMethods.io eliminates all the loopholes by consolidating and centralizing the issue life cycle into a single view. It also provides proactive notifications; the ability to follow and share tickets makes it easy to collaborate with internal teams and stay informed from Initiation to resolution enabling fully transparent operations, maximizing agility, and minimizing EDI complexities, and empowering the teams to unlock the value of the digital ecosystem.
With Software AG's webMethods, the cloud offers New B2b as a service. What that means is, Based on Software AG's leading trading partner network platform, organizations can automate/ manage partner networks on a cloud, which allows them to look for lower TCO, reduce infrastructure cost and overcome cumbersome operational processes. It has a pay-as-you-go model with consumption-based pricing. Software AG has the first B2B gateway with over 1700 customers powering 15+ B2b exchanges/consortium and ecommerce marketplaces.
As a pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, organizations can forget about costly and time-consuming hardware and infrastructure investments, implementation, and operations.
Everything's done in the cloud to avoid all the headaches and costs of setting up and maintaining a B2B network. So let Software AG cloud take care of those details while you simply:
webMethods.io B2B introduces a User Interface that is easy to use and improves the customer experience. As a result, customers can expect better usability and productivity through increased clarity, engaging user-intuitive navigations with fewer clicks.
It helps onboarding partners and improves how organizations manage them using cloud infrastructure. For every partner, you can well define the documentation process:
Manage and store all inbound and outbound communication to automate and define partnerships, and to securely send and receive documents.
Using webMethods.io B2B, organizations can quickly customize document types to support the priority partners who create their versions of the document (templates) as a standard.
Organizations can save time with Software AG out-of-the-box EDI support for UNEDIFACT X12, ENCOM, ODETTE, UCS, VDA, and TRADACOMS document types. Document validation helps organizations assure data accuracy and quality. It also ensures that the data sent and received is correct, reliable, and are delivered and received securely with trading partners.
webMethods.io B2B provides out-of-the-box support for the RosettaNet standard. In addition, the platform on the cloud offers scalability and security to partners for exchanging supply chain information in an agile manner.
The platform on the cloud offers an existing schema of XML documents for anyone to build, extract or customize XML-based documents. In addition, organizations can test and submit to see all matching XML document types.
webMethods.io B2B uses artificial intelligence to identify data uniquely, then uses attributes within processing rules to add logic for rule processing.
webMethods.io cloud instance allows users to pre-configure errors and rules to reduce the errors and inefficiencies by implementing regulations. Once rules are implemented, it provides partner communications flexibility and ensures consistent and reliable data and experience. Additionally, all the email alerts are triggered when rules and policies are evoked. An example would be a missing invoice number, orders over a certain amount, or the need to address any attribute correction.
All trading partner data can be passed through to the Integration.io method, allowing even unique customized processes. In addition, organizations can quickly tie B2B processes to back-end systems such as ERP or any other core system and orchestrate processes via the webMethods.io Integration framework.
webMethods.io B2B allows organizations to register and manage multiple environments. Organizations can have named environments (Dev, QA, Production) that can be deployed and accessed through separate User interfaces, enabling status monitoring and asset promotion across registered environments using a robust deployment tool.
webMethods.io ensures all transactional and non-transactional securities using partner certificates plus SSL support for internal and external channels, including but not limited to AS2 and SFTP. Furthermore, using Automatic encryption/decryption webMethods.io adds a layer of assurance and comfort.
With webMethods.io B2B, organizations can work in real-time with the trading partners, eliminating delays and speeding up the process to do business.
Organizations can gain complete end-to-end visibility into transactions across the entire trading network. Organizations can track and manage these transactions throughout of the box analytics and a monitoring dashboard available and instantly see each transaction's status. Transactions are grouped in the monitoring screen, enabling the easy identification of specific groups of transactions.
With webMethods.io, organizations can fix a transaction problem quickly when a transaction problem happens. It is easy to locate the problem's source by drilling down into transactional data, including message information, as well as the message payload. After that, it is easy to take corrective action as needed. Organizations can easily update the transaction and resubmit.
There is an administration user interface that enables transaction logs & queries. With the help of deployment logs, organizations can track and trace deployment activity occurring between environments, including who deployed assets—and when.
With webMethod.io, organizations can increase usability for faster partner profile setups. webMethods, B2B cloud onboarding capabilities, allow users to define partner identities and contact details. Additionally, it enables users to maintain partner preferences for channels and standards.
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