More than 18000 global customers rely on Sterling Commerce's offerings, including large companies such as Boston Market, Honeywell, Monsanto and Pitney Bowes. Outside the United States, Sterling Commerce's customer list includes leading manufacturers like Toshiba and top retailers such as Auchan and John Lewis. The acquisition builds on IBM's growing portfolio of industry software solutions designed to help companies automate, manage and accelerate core business processes across marketing, selling, order and fulfillment.
The IBM Sterling Business Integration Suite enables companies to solve their integration challenges, both inside and outside of their enterprise, with a comprehensive set of solutions rather than multiple solutions requiring complex, cross-vendor implementations.
Some of the benefits are - faster and easier partner on boarding, more effective communication with trading communities, secure and reliable movement of massive amounts of data, visibility into business activity for predictable performance and improved SLA compliance driving more business.
The Sterling Business Integration Suite is a comprehensive set of market-leading solutions that address the critical challenges of:
- IBM Sterling B2B Integration - Solving challenges between a business and its trading partners, including customers, suppliers, banks and transportation providers
- IBM Sterling Managed File Transfer - Solving the challenges of large file transfers that need to be fast, secure and reliable, whether within companies such as retailers or banks, or between companies such as manufacturers and dealers.
More choice in deployment
Sterling Business Integration Suite is available in a variety of deployment and operational models to meet your business needs, and can be delivered on premise or as-a-Service.
IBM Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite enables you to control your complex supply chain process from order capture to fulfillment. It allows you to manage the collaborative process with your customers, suppliers and logistics partners—for any offer, any channel, any supply.
Some of the benefits are - increase market share by offering a unified buying experience across all of your sales channels , improve the customer experience by enabling customers to order from anywhere and pickup from any location and reduce costs and improve productivity by managing your selling and fulfillment processes.
The Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite include :
- IBM Sterling Multi-Channel Selling—transforms how you sell products and services across all of your sales channels, and optimizes your order sourcing and delivery processes.
- IBM Sterling Multi-Channel Fulfillment - enables you to collaborate with your customers, suppliers and carriers through your inbound supply and outbound fulfillment processes.
IBM Sterling Selling and Fulfillment mobile applications - Extends access and control of your selling and fulfillment operations to mobile devices. These applications enable you to deploy a mobile commerce site and permit store associates to locate and reserve available-to-promise inventory and complete customer orders, enable administrators to monitor order management system status and performance anywhere, and allow carriers to respond to and manage shipment tender requests.
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