Solving Business Problems Through Integration

A backlog of e-business initiatives, growing internal and external interaction demands, and meeting regulatory and industry mandates can cause business challenges for integration.

Backlog of e-Business Initiatives

Many factors contribute to a backlog of e-business projects, including:
  • Growing number of business applications needing to be integrated
  • Growth in total volume of business
  • Mergers and acquisitions compounding integration challenges
  • Tightening IT budgets forcing increased efficiency with fewer resources

Our modular licensing and implementation model enables you to make quick progress against backlog by starting small and incrementally introducing enhanced automation to your processes. This method helps you avoid the pain of a revolutionary upheaval.

Growing Internal and External Interaction Demands

Factors that drive an organization's IT requirements include:
  • New and increasing demands for real-time information interactions
  • Need for real-time visibility into business activities, such as order processing, status checking, and inventory optimization

  • External requirements to deploy new standards-based XML-centric B2B protocols
  • Need for deeper levels of internal application integration

Sterling B2B Integrator is designed to operate with emerging standards and protocols, enabling you to add the appropriate components to your system when the requirement arises.

The user interface includes wizard-driven configuration and deployment steps, eliminating the requirement for custom coding. This accelerates your transition times and return on investment, as a result of which your company can focus on higher-level business problems.

The product architecture lets you integrate new procedures into your processes on the fly. The tracking capabilities provide a 360-degree view of customer transactions, including a single console facilitating real-time monitoring of your processes and transactions.

Meeting Regulatory and Industry Mandates

Regulatory initiatives and industry mandates such as AS3 document transport, HIPAA compliance (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), SWIFT, RosettaNet implementation guidelines, and EBICS are some of the business drivers that require advanced integration.

In the United States, if you are an organization in the utilities, logistics, or financial industries, you are likely facing deregulation concerns. In general, organizations in Europe and Asia, as well as in the U.S. automotive industry, must be ebXML-compliant. And U.S. federal mandates related to corporate accountability, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, may be increasing your internal and external application and partner integration requirements.

Sterling B2B Integrator enables you to rapidly modify your processes or deploy new technology when the requirement arises.