Build a smarter supply chain for tomorrow 

Digital business and globalization continuously disrupt today’s business. Customers expect what they want, when and where they want it.

IBM® Sterling Supply Chain Business Network provides security-rich, cloud-based connectivity with customers, trading associates and suppliers. You can quickly engage with more than 800,000 preconnected trading associates to onboard in hours or days, not weeks.

AI provides real-time intelligence and recommendations to get ahead of supply chain transaction issues to ensure orders are delivered on time. Blockchain empowers transparency and trust with multi-party visibility of digital events across your supply chain.

Why choose IBM Supply Chain Business Network


average three-year ROI

$4.61 million USD

per organization per year in total benefits


more efficient management of B2B transactions

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Gain 335% ROI over 3 years

Get a multi-enterprise digital business network that delivers a scalable, reliable, cloud-based infrastructure to support your growing business needs.

Learn how our clients have achieved significant results while driving innovation with trusted B2B and supply chain integration powered by AI and blockchain-enabled visibility.

  • 100% uptime for your most demanding workloads

  • Vastly improved transaction processing

  • Faster onboarding of trading associates

  • Automated manual processes

  • Around-the-clock technical expert and white-glove support

Handle more B2B transactions

Manage more than twice the B2B transaction volume with the same resources.

Streamline connections and collaboration with customers, suppliers and other trading associates to reduce costs and gain efficiencies. With our business network, you get seamless and secured any-to-any frictionless connectivity.

Scale to accommodate a unique, diverse set of business translations, industry requirements and government regulations. Supported technologies include industry (X12, EDIFACT, XML, Web Services) and government (Peppol, e-invoicing, RosettaNet) requirements.

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Improve your customer satisfaction ratings by 30% on average

Realize value from AI and blockchain to unravel complex EDI data into actionable insights. See a graphical view of what happened in the context of a particular order, shipment or invoice in real time.

IT and business users can investigate supply chain purchase-to-pay and order-to-cash data by using natural language search, which enables them to easily find and examine all documents to make faster, more informed decisions.

Benefits of IBM Supply Chain Business Network

Streamline connections and collaboration with customers, suppliers and trading associates

  • Any-to-any connectivity
  • Automating manual B2B transactions
  • Seamless Peppol support
  • eInvoicing signature, validation, archiving and clearance

Cloud-based network with guaranteed uptime, throughput and customer response times

  • Premium managed services
  • Robust self-service capabilities
  • IBM data security best practices

Deepen visibility into B2B transaction lifecycles with AI and blockchain

  • Real-time visibility; trend analysis and dashboards
  • Anomaly detection, alerts and natural language search
  • Multi-party, secure shared ledger of digital transactions

Which option is right for you?


Get started with secure connectivity, document tracking visibility, analytics dashboards and more in the cloud.


Meet the data format and standards requirements of those you do business with. The Standard edition offers the ability to configure document mapping and transformation in the cloud.


Let the designated resource included in the Premium edition manage your implementation, maintain your system and support ongoing services with those with whom you trade.


Ready to take the next step?