B2B Integration

IBM and Syncsort Partner to Drive Innovation for Strategic B2B Collaboration Solutions

We are very excited to share the news that IBM has entered into a strategic partnership with Syncsort to expand and accelerate future development of our B2B Collaboration product family, which includes the product offerings of IBM B2B Integrator (B2Bi), IBM File Gateway, IBM Partner Engagement Manager (PEM) and IBM Gentran. Syncsort, a global provider […]

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IBM and Aricent Extend Partnership on B2B Integration and MFT Solutions

Today marks an important milestone for our B2B Collaboration business. IBM and Aricent, a global design and engineering firm, are expanding our collaboration to include support for IBM Control Center, IBM Secure Proxy and IBM External Authentication Server (SEAS). This expanded collaboration will deliver new developments for IBM’s B2B Integration and Managed File Transfer (MFT) […]

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Why You Should be Investing in Visibility and Governance for Managed File Transfer (MFT)

  This is the fourth post in our Managed File Transfer blog series. Read the previous post, “Digital Business is Accelerating and Changing the Business Environment: Managed File Transfer (MFT) Must Evolve to Meet the Challenge” here. Demand for Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions continues to grow as the most reliable and efficient means for […]

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7 Ways IBM is Leading the Security Push in Managed File Transfer (MFT)

This is the second post in our Managed File Transfer blog series. Read the first post “Key Trends Driving the Growth in Managed File Transfer” here. About one of every twenty Fortune 1000 companies will have a publicly disclosed data breach within the next year.  To the uninitiated, five percent might not sound too risky, but if […]

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Key Trends Driving the Growth in Managed File Transfer (MFT)

This is the first post in a series on Managed File Transfer. To learn more, watch this webinar with IDC Analyst Jerry Silva as he discusses the trends and issues facing the banking industry today. Demand for Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions continues to grow as the most reliable and efficient means for secure data […]

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Quicken Customer Responsiveness – Bring Cognitive Into Your Supply Chain

You’re just back from lunch, and there’s an email from Ted marked “URGENT.” It reads, “Hi Bill, When are we expecting those parts from SupplyCo that we ordered last week? Got an urgent customer order, but I can’t commit a delivery date until I know when we’ll get those parts.” Ted’s a great bloke. But […]

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IDC: Watson Supply Chain Addressing the Talent Crunch Head-On

Balancing supply chains is a never-ending puzzle. Determining necessary inventory levels, asset locations, storage capacity, labor availability – it’s a lot of factors to consider – and each time you alleviate one bottleneck, another is created. Retailers and manufacturers alike have recognized this as an issue and a priority. According to IDC’s 2016 Supply Chain […]

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IDC: Launch of Watson Supply Chain Looks to Address Gaps in Data Analytics and Resources

This week, at World of Watson in Las Vegas, IBM announced the launch of Watson Supply Chain, leveraging their Watson cognitive/artificial intelligence (AI) technology to change the paradigm of how manufacturing supply chains are operated and optimized. As IBM notes on their Watson Supply Chain website, “By establishing greater visibility into supply chain data and […]

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Meet Watson: Your Supply Chain Analyst, Advisor, and Assistant

Yesterday, we IBMers unveiled Watson Supply Chain to the world – and we’re pretty giddy about it! (Hopefully, after reading this post, you will be, too.) Perhaps it’s true that we Big Blue employees are rather smitten with our snazzy, new pal Watson. But who is he really? And will he make any difference in […]

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3 Guiding Principles for Efficient Managed File Transfer Workflow

Files and goods travel across the globe – across countries, continents, and hemispheres. Innumerable transactions occur every minute. Without a way to monitor them, it’s chaos. To have real management and control, you need visibility into what’s really going on. You and your team need access to information, with processes simple enough to promote frequent […]

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The 6 Essential Elements of a Modern B2B Integration Architecture

B2B integration is vital to most companies’ operations regardless of industry. B2B integration processes range from completely manual (e.g., receiving a fax or phone call with orders and manually inputting them into an order application) to completely automated, where only the exceptions stop the process (built on trust, an adherence to data standards/formats, and synchronized […]

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REI Shares Lessons Learned During ERP Upgrade and EDI Migration

Many companies find themselves in a similar situation to what REI had in back in 2010. Business is going well, with about 1,400 suppliers, approximately half of them doing EDI. Then, a strategic decision to change and upgrade ERP systems led to the decision to require EDI from all suppliers. REI’s three-person B2B team faced […]

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