B2B Integration

Podcast: REI Stays Ahead of the Competition by Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiency with IBM B2B Cloud Services

IBM InterConnect 2016 – REI Session Preview Nicole Gressa and Kate Compton, Senior Analysts for REI Vendor Operations, discuss their upcoming session at IBM InterConnect: How REI’s B2B Cloud Reduces Costs, Increases Efficiency and Keeps Us Ahead of the Competition. The session takes place Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. PT in Mandalay Bay North Convention […]

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The HIPAA Data Standards Series: Do You Know Your PACDR?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six years, you’re aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on U.S. healthcare. Perhaps you’ve noted, too, the prominent position of the word affordable. One way to make healthcare more affordable is to make it smarter. While progress has been made on […]

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Want to Push Past Limits? Come to InterConnect 2016

Does an average three-year ROI of 308% seem unthinkable? What if you could create $4 in benefit for every $1 invested? Although the numbers may sound like Excel fantasy, they’re actually rooted in reality. Come to InterConnect and learn how IBM B2B Integration Services in the cloud make results like these possible. Outthink limits: It’s […]

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9 Steps to Building a Compelling Business Case for B2B Integration

This is the final entry in my series of blogs providing advice and tools to help you secure budget for B2B Integration investments. The last topic, creating a business case, is critically important. Even though few look forward to creating a business case, knowing how is a skill that will benefit you many times during […]

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Consolidation: Managed File Transfer Ensures Security

These days, security is on everyone’s minds. Maybe it’s because major security breaches hit the news with alarming regularity — violations that have damaging effects on organizations, employees, customers, partners, suppliers, and even brands. You’ll likely recall these recent security failures: A well-known international retailer experienced one of the largest data breaches in US corporate […]

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Consolidation: Managed File Transfer Delivers Reliability

You may be wondering why reliable file transfer is a business-critical process. Delivering files successfully may not sound especially crucial. After all, if the transfer doesn’t go through, you can simply try again, right? Fact is, the critical nature hinges on the content of the files being transmitted. If you’re transferring files that integrate two […]

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Consolidation: Managed File Transfer Needs to Scale

If you’re contemplating the consolidation of your departmental file gateways, it’s vital to consider a scalable infrastructure. File transfers are expanding in volume, size, and complexity. Consider the demands these all put on your organization. Watch this short video, where I discuss the challenges enterprises confront concerning the file transfer process. To summarize, according to […]

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MFT Excellence: The Future of Managed File Transfer

Files deliver the information that drives many business processes. Transferring them efficiently and securely is business critical. Managed File Transfer (MFT) brings security, reliability and governance to the movement of these files, inside and outside a business.   Whether you’re in the media industry, pharmaceuticals, government, business or healthcare, the journey to Managed File Transfer […]

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Coastal Pacific Food Distributors

Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring the men and women who have served and are serving their country in uniform. Coastal Pacific Food Distributors has the privilege of serving those men and women back, and not just on Memorial Day but 365 days a year. The company is the second largest worldwide […]

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E-Invoicing: From X12 to ZUGFeRD

Last month, IBM’s Chris Hayes walked us through some of the complexities of e-Invoicing based on the country-by-country legal requirements for electronic documents. Today, I’ll cover what electronic invoices themselves have looked like, and into what they might transform. My journey with B2B / EDI started in the United States back in the late 80s, […]

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E-Invoicing: Complicated? Certainly, But You Will Need To Do It

While change is a constant in most industries, every so often major shifts occur that can radically change certain processes, operations, or whole industries.  These shifts may be driven by legislation, by the capabilities provided by a new technology, or just by consensus around the need to address a particular issue. Examples of these shifts […]

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Challenges and opportunities of cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social

Today’s business environment is facing a convergence of massive shifts. Cloud, big data, mobile and social are reshaping the global business landscape. These dynamics are presenting compelling new opportunities for organizations ready to gain a competitive advantage. It’s a perfect storm of change, and enterprises that ride out the rough seas ahead will find that […]

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