Creating Trading Partner Profiles

Trading profiles are collections of records that describe the technology and business capabilities of your business partners to engage in e-business with each other.

Sterling B2B Integrator uses the trading profile data to link your trading partners with the business process models you create to handle that partner's documents.

While you can create trading partner profiles at any time, they are usually created after you have defined a business process or translation map. Trading profiles referenced in EDI transactions require envelope information, which you will have after creating the map.

Within the Sterling B2B Integrator interface, you can access Basic and Advanced options for creating your trading profiles. The process involves multiple steps as you enter information related to identification, transport and exchange of documents, delivery channel, packaging, and more. Security information that is unique to a partner is also stored here, such as digital certificate identification.