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, partners and suppliers. You can quickly engage with more than 800,000 preconnected trading partners 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.

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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 partner onboarding
  • Automated manual processes
  • Around-the-clock technical expert and white-glove support
 

 

Handle more than twice the B2B transaction volume with the same resources

Streamline connections and collaboration with customers, suppliers and other trading partners 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. 

Explore the benefits of SCBN

Designed for the future, SCBN is the foundation of IBM’s Sterling Supply Chain Suite, an open, integrated platform that connects your supplier ecosystem while leveraging advanced technologies such as AI and blockchain to turn data into insights.

Streamline connections and collaboration with customers, suppliers and other trading partners

Smoother collaboration and connections

Streamline connections and collaboration with customers, suppliers and other trading partners to increase supply chain efficiency and reduce costs with any-to-any frictionless connectivity.

Any-to-any connectivity

Streamline and automate B2B transactions with your trading partners. Scale to meet your partners’ unique, diverse set of business translations, industry requirements and government regulations.

Automate manual B2B transactions

Effortlessly exchange business documents electronically with non-technical trading partners. Extend EDI capabilities to trading partners regardless of size, technical expertise or budget restrictions.

Seamless Peppol support

Exchange Peppol documents with trading partners through a single solution. Leverage the synergies of global electronic trade standardization and simplification.

e-Invoicing signature, validation, archiving and clearance

Transform/optimize international invoice processes to limit risk, cost and complexity. Automate manual invoice processes, archives and audits to meet tax regulations and multiple-country compliance.

Easily digitize product catalog

A digital product catalog makes it easier for you to sell your entire suite of brands online. Ensure confidence that product information and availability is up to date and accurate.

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

A network you can depend on

Scalable and reliable cloud-based network with guaranteed uptime, throughput and customer response times backed by stringent SLAs provide confidence on 24x7 connectivity.

Premium managed services

Designated IBM trusted advisors and technical subjet matter experts provide tailored proactive support to sustain and optimize your global B2B/EDI operations.

Robust self-service capabilities

Administer day-to-day management of your B2B trading partner community. Benefit from a managed service cloud offering plus self-service onboarding capabilities, to add or edit partner configurations.

IBM data security best practices

By re-evaluating best practices and policies, IBM’s secure engineering and privacy-by-design best practices reflect the latest security standards, to ensure security readiness for network and data.

Deepen visibility into B2B transaction lifecycles with AI and blockchain

Bet big on blockchain and AI for B2B gains

Capitalize on AI and blockchain to deepen visibility into B2B transaction lifecycles, in order to help you make faster, more informed decisions.

Real-time visibility; trend analysis and dashboards

In-depth reporting capabilities offer real-time views and document status. Spot failures, trends and unexpected events. Customize your dashboards and reports to analyze various transaction activity.

Anomaly detection, alerts and natural language search

Use machine learning, pattern detection and data science expertise to automatically detect and alert your team to anomalies. Get a holistic view of all relevant transactions within a single dashboard.

Multi-party, secure shared ledger of digital transactions

See B2B transaction blind spots with real-time, shared multi-enterprise visibility. Our blockchain-enabled business network offers a secure single version of the truth for supply chain transactions.

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