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Explore IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network Editions

IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network is a trusted, cloud-based business network that enables you to streamline connectivity with trading partners across your supply chain by digitizing and automating B2B transactions. There are three editions available — Essential, Standard and Premium — and each one builds upon the previous version.


Key benefits: 

  • 335% three-year ROI

  • 41% faster to onboard new partners

  • 77% more efficient IT support of B2B and supply chain platforms

Modernize your B2B connectivity


  • Replace outdated B2B solutions

  • Reduce manual processes

  • Accelerate partner onboarding

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Secure, cloud-based Value Added Network (VAN). Designed to make it easier to automate and digitize communications between trading partners using electronic data interchange (EDI).

  • Secure connectivity to trade both EDI and non-EDI documents with your trading community
  • Document-tracking visibility
  • Analytics dashboards and trends
  • Dynamic routing, enabling trade any entity already on the network, with no additional configuration required
  • Easy configuration of new trading partners with a few clicks
  • 24x7 support with access to a highly experienced support team — via phone, email and our support portal

Gain flexibility to support trading-partner requirements, no matter how complex, across:


  • Industries

  • Government mandates

  • Geographies

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Automates the transformation of B2B documents securely into any required data format or protocol.

  • Mapping and data transformation capabilities to meet the needs of your trading partners, in addition to the routing of data
  • InFlight: document visibility
  • Analytics dashboards and trends
  • 24x7 support with Essentials plus access to the IBM mapping team to triage requests for map changes and enhancements, resolve communications issues and establish trading partner configurations

Outsource your B2B integration:


  • Designated technical experts

  • Improve trading partner SLAs

  • Support complex B2B requirements

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Premium managed services with personalized support and program management

  • Dedicated project executive as a technical subject matter expert into IBM Sterling
  • Best practices and guidance on how SCBN can help you meet your business goals
  • Proactive support with transaction process monitoring and data quality troubleshooting
  • Proactive support to optimize global EDI operations and remove roadblocks
  • Fast onboarding of trading partners
  • Mapping experts to manage all data integration and translation tasks, perform change management, and resolve issues
  • Develop and manage data exchange and flow among trading partners and systems
  • Manage projects by driving and managing all aspects of a schedule including resources, deliverables and dependencies, risk mitigation, status reports, and run steering committee meetings.


Interested in Supply Chain Business Network?