What is B2B collaboration?

B2B collaboration is a network of organizations working together to plan and execute operations and meet shared objectives — improved efficiency, cost reduction, product innovation and customer service improvement. Joint initiatives where companies collaborate effectively and manage their supplier relationships see dramatic improvements in meeting these goals.

B2B networks will continue to grow in size and complexity

You manage an increasingly complex, multi-enterprise ecosystem overrun with disparate systems, processes and tools. To stand apart in today’s hyper-connected, global economy, you need to radically simplify connectivity between people, systems and data that matter to your business.

Discover how smarter business networks optimized for B2B and B2C value exchange help you break down siloes, enable the flow of information across your business, quickly onboard new partners, and fuel collaboration between your lines of business, suppliers, carriers and customers.

Key capabilities of B2B collaboration

Connectivity with redundancy

24x7x365 connectivity with redundancy
Establish always-on B2B information exchange

Security-rich and scalable with encrypted data protection

Security-rich and scalable with encrypted data protection
Support the most demanding loads and transactions

Global network

Global network of over 500,000 connected trading partners
Reduce complexity of maintaining B2B connections

Master view of status and tracking

Track, trace and audit
Quickly identify, prioritize and make recommendations for next best action

Flexible and fast with the cloud

Flexible and fast in the cloud
Protect current investments and integrate new technologies

Partner connections made easier

Partner connections made easier
Connect to your B2B network with RESTful APIs

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