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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The network you need, with frictionless connectivity

Supply chain resiliency starts with a business network that handles peak events with ease and detects potential disruptions. Many IT organizations manage systems that consistently underperform, depend on manual processes and lack visibility or insights to get ahead of supply chain disruptions.

IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network is a security-rich, cloud-based business-to-business network that can help your organization achieve 51% more efficient management of B2B transactions, boosting overall supply chain performance. Real-time, AI-powered transaction insights with natural language search and anomaly detection enable business users to quickly and proactively mitigate disruptions.

Streamline connections and collaboration through digitization and automation tools. Gain access to over 800,000 pre-connected trading partners or onboard new partners quickly with robust self-service capabilities.


Streamlined connections and collaboration

Stay in touch better with customers, suppliers and trading associates.

Automated manual B2B transactions

Modernize your transactions and get any-to-any connectivity.

Scalable, cloud-based network

Use a network that changes with your scaling needs and offers premium managed services.

Guaranteed uptime and more

Get uptime you can count on, plus throughput and customer response times backed by stringent SLAs.

AI-powered insights

Gain the valuable insights your enterprise needs, for end-to-end supply chain visibility.

End-to-end transaction visibility

Achieve a full picture of each transaction while using trend analysis and dashboards.

Explore more about IBM Supply Chain Business Network

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IDC Report: Driving Strategic Value with IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network

This IDC study discusses why leading enterprises have chosen IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network for their EDI solution.

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Demo: Boosting supply chain visibility with AI

See how IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network leverages AI capabilities, enabling faster data analysis and shorter time to value.

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Video: Government regulations and e-Invoicing made simple

See how IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network makes it easy to trade with government agencies, with seamless and secure connectivity.



Discover three things that manufacturers can do to improve their supply chain resiliency and adapt to disruptions before they impact their business.

Industrial products

Global industrial product companies can eliminate manual paper-based processes and drives efficiencies resulting in cost savings of up to 92% per line order with a cloud-based EDI network.


Electronics manufacturers can automate connectivity with customers, suppliers and trading partners across their supply chain by digitizing B2B transactions through a reliable cloud-based business network that’s highly available.

Case studies

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With a cloud-based EDI network, this global manufacturer cuts manual, paper-based processes and creates cost savings of 92% per line order.

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CEVA Logistics

Creating headroom for growth with 90% faster reactions to seasonal peaks in EDI requirements.

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The Master Lock Company

Accelerating global growth with efficient, cost-effective trading partner integration in the cloud.

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?