IBM Web Forms delivers Electronic Data Interchange capabilities to non-EDI enabled suppliers

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-036
April 4, 2017


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IBM® Web Forms helps non-EDI enabled suppliers and their partners to realize Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) process improvements.

Capabilities of Web Forms:

  • Flexible architecture

    Web Forms flexible architecture enables companies to customize forms to meet business requirements.

  • Modern, easy-to-use UI

    The easy-to-use UI enables suppliers to migrate quickly from a paper-based solution to an electronic-form solution.

  • Reduces cost of operations of EDI processes for non-EDI enabled suppliers

    Web Forms provides the ability for non-EDI enabled suppliers to implement EDI and eliminate manual, paper-based, error-prone document exchanges.

  • Shortens EDI cycle times

    Web Forms provides the ability for non-EDI enabled suppliers to move to paperless document exchanges, which enables faster cycle times for procure-to-pay processing.

  • Ensures that non-EDI enabled suppliers comply with EDI data standards

    Web Forms helps ensure that non-EDI enabled suppliers can achieve EDI compliance and helps eliminate noncompliant data that disrupts supply chain document exchanges.

To learn more about Web Forms and to view current marketing material, visit the IBM Web Forms website.



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Subscription to Web Forms requires purchase of one of the following:

  • IBM Sterling B2B Collaboration Network
  • IBM Sterling B2B Integration Basic
  • IBM Sterling B2B Integration Plus

Web Forms requires an internet connection and browser.



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Planned availability date
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April 4, 2017



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Description
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Web Forms helps address the challenges large suppliers experience with their non-Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) enabled supplier community, including:

  • Reliance on inefficient, paper-based, manual processes to exchange business documents for non-EDI suppliers.
  • Lack of visibility into non-EDI document processing for suppliers.
  • Noncompliant data if small suppliers cannot comply with EDI document standards.
  • Increased costs and time to process business documents from non-EDI suppliers that can impact key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Revenue impact if suppliers cannot comply with electronic processing requirements from larger partners and suppliers.

Benefits of Web Forms:

  • Enables companies to exchange business documents electronically with suppliers
  • Helps ensure supplier compliance with EDI document processing requirements and eliminates invalid data
  • Helps reduce costs and shorten cycle times by moving to electronic document processing

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Web Forms is a component of IBM B2B Cloud Services, which belongs to the IBM Watson™ Supply Chain portfolio. B2B Cloud Services enable you to connect, collaborate, build, and manage your partner communities. Ranging from on demand to fully managed cloud options, B2B Cloud Services provide you with the flexibility to quickly adapt as business needs change and evolve. B2B Cloud Services can help your organization:

  • Improve and streamline onboarding and management of your suppliers.
  • Enhance visibility and control over business processes shared with outside companies.
  • Increase the reliability and performance of your B2B operations.
  • Reduce the total cost of ownership of your B2B operations.
  • Extend B2B processing to small suppliers.


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Program number VRM Program name
5725-E39 Cloud Service IBM Web Forms


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications
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Web Forms product documentation is available through the product UI.

An introduction to Web Forms is in IBM Knowledge Center under IBM Sterling Web Forms and can be accessed on the general availability date.



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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Subscription to Web Forms requires purchase of one of the following:

  • Sterling B2B Collaboration Network
  • Sterling B2B Integration Basic
  • Sterling B2B Integration Plus

Web Forms requires an internet connection and browser. Supported browsers include Microsoft™ Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

Web Forms support contact information is available on the IBM Commerce support page.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Additional information, such as usage restrictions, can be found on the License Information documents found on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is accessed through the Internet. There is no physical media.

Security, auditability, and control

Web Forms uses the security and auditability features required for remotely accessible software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

More information can be found on the IBM Software Value Plus website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.

Product group: STRSS07

Product: IBM Web Forms (5725-E39)

Product category: STERL


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Web Forms Entity ID per Month D1T1RLL
IBM Web Forms Entity ID Overage D1T1SLL
IBM Web Forms - Initial Form Implementation Item One-Time Set Up D1T1ULL
IBM Web Forms - Additional Form Implementation Item Pay Per Use D1T1VLL

Note: The initial order must include a minimum of IBM Web Form - Initial Form Implementation and 50 IBM Web Forms Entity IDs.

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Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Web Forms 5725-E39 Entity ID, Item


Entity ID

Entity ID is a unit of measure by which the IBM Cloud Service can be obtained. An Entity ID is a unique identifier for any entity represented within the IBM Cloud Service. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the number of Entity IDs identified in the IBM Cloud Service during the measurement period specified in Client's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.


Item

Item is a unit of measure by which the IBM Cloud Service can be obtained. An Item is an occurrence of a specific item that is processed by, managed by, or related to the use of the IBM Cloud Service. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover every Item processed by, managed by, or related to the use of the IBM Cloud Service during the measurement period specified in Client's PoE or Transaction Document.



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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Technical support

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Additional technical support information for this Cloud Service offering may be found in the IBM Support Handbook or in service-specific documentation.

Terms of Use

Cloud Service offering-specific terms are available on the Software as a Service terms website.

Limited warranty

Refer to the warranty defined in the applicable agreement governing Client's acquisition for this offering.

Money-back guarantee

No

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restriction

Yes.

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Software Subscription and Support applies

No

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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