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B2B Integration special features

Manual paper based processes

Move to automation—and increase efficiency
How well are you leveraging process automation of disparate and manual processes to increase productivity, reduce costs, and maximize margins? Many companies not only rely on old technology, but also on manual data entry to process information. One human error can lead to delays in information entering the supply chain, as well as errors all along the supply chain.

B2B Integration solutions extend internal business processes to external partners
Sterling B2B Integration solutionsimprove operational efficiency by seamlessly automating and extending internal IT and business processes to external partners. This enables paper based process to be eliminated and minimizes human intervention required to create, transfer, convert, route and process business information through:

Leverage these products and solutions to automate your manual processes:
Sterling Collaboration Network: A hosted service providing secure connectivity and collaboration with customers and business partners.

Sterling Fax Conversion Services: Convert incoming faxes to EDI or XML documents and reverse the process for outgoing documents, while proactively alerting both senders and recipients of potential problems.

Sterling Integrator: Software that powers business process orchestrations, high-volume electronic message exchange, complex routing, translation, and flexible interaction with multiple internal systems and external business partners.

Sterling Web Forms: Provides an economical way to exchange documents over the Internet. Your trading community can access electronic business forms, which they can fill out and return to you in minutes.

Lack of visibility

Improve decision making with real-time visibility -- you can’t manage what you can’t see
Tracking business process activity is increasingly complex due to disparate systems, global trading partners, and the chasm between IT and business processes. Without supply chain visibility, there is no way to identify and mitigate supply disruptions in advance. This can lead to stock-outs, and is one of the main barriers to efficiency in today’s globally connected community.

B2B Integration solutions provide visibility into key IT and business processes
Sterling B2B Integration solutions provide you with real-time visibility into information that can be acted upon across your key IT and business processes including:

Leverage these products and solutions to improve your B2B Integration visibility:
Sterling Collaboration Network: A hosted service providing secure connectivity and collaboration with customers and business partners.

Sterling Integrator: Software that powers business process orchestrations, high-volume electronic message exchange, complex routing, translation, and flexible interaction with multiple internal systems and external business partners.

Limited internal resources

It’s difficult to overcome B2B Integration complexity with limited resources – use your internal resources where you need them most
With knowledgeable B2B resources who can design, deploy and support an optimized B2B integration operation in short supply, and companies increasingly expecting a rapid ROI on any project requiring capital investment, it’s clear that companies require real choice in how they create, license and manage their B2B integration solution.

B2B Integration solutions accelerate the ROI of B2B projects
Sterling B2B Integration solutions provide access to knowledgeable resources to accelerate the ROI of B2B projects and enable you to use your internal resources where you need them most through:

Inefficient partner onboarding: Increase in files size means longer transmission timeframes

Electronically connect and communicate with 100% of your business communities even though business partner communities are growing increasingly complex and diverse
Diverse partner capabilities, disparate connectivity methods, and unique partner requirements impact market responsiveness, customer service, and the cost of doing business. Overcoming this complexity means dealing with massive variation in standards and protocols across industries and regions. B2B Integration solutions securely and flexibly integrate trading communities Sterling B2B Integration solutions reduce the time and complexity of securely and flexibly integrating 100% of your trading community through:

Leverage these products and solutions to improve your onboarding capabilities:
Sterling B2B Collaboration Network: A hosted service providing secure connectivity and collaboration with customers and business partners.

Sterling Community Manager: A range of community management capabilities to help companies deal with the challenges of onboarding and managing their partner communities.

Sterling Integrator: Software that powers business process orchestrations, high-volume electronic message exchange, complex routing, translation, and flexible interaction with multiple internal systems and external business partners.

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