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Overview

Transform your business networks to improve B2B collaboration

You manage an increasingly complex, multi-enterprise ecosystem overrun with disparate systems, processes and tools. To stand apart in today’s hyper-connected, global economy, you need to radically simplify connectivity between the people, systems and data that matter to your business.

Discover how smarter business networks optimized for B2B and B2C value exchange help you break down silos, enable the flow of information across your business, quickly onboard new partners, and fuel collaboration between your lines of business, suppliers, carriers and customers.

Benefits

24x7 connectivity with redundancy

Establish an around-the-clock, always-on B2B information exchange.

Security-rich and scalable

Support the most demanding loads and transactions with encrypted data protection.

Access to a global network

Reduce the complexity of maintaining B2B connections through access to a network of over 500,000 trading partners.

Track, trace and audit capabilities

Quickly identify, prioritize and make recommendations for next-best actions.

Flexible and fast in the cloud

Protect current investments and integrate new technologies easily in the cloud.

Partner connections made easier

Gain greater flexibility with the ability to connect to your B2B network with RESTful APIs.

B2B collaboration solutions

Secure file transfer

Use a unified file transfer platform to share and track the movement of mission-critical information within your enterprise and across your trading partner network.

File gateway

Consolidate all internet-based file transfers on a single, scalable, secure and always-on edge gateway.

Partner onboarding

Save time and resources by enabling efficient, automated onboarding and management of partners, suppliers and customers.

Supply chain transparency

Facilitate transparency in your supply chain through trusted network connectivity that is built to scale with embedded AI and backed by IBM Blockchain.

B2B integration

Integrate all your complex B2B and EDI processes across partner communities on a single gateway.

Data transformation

Automate complex transformation and validation of data between various formats and standards.

Supply chain services

Build smarter business networks to improve B2B collaboration throughout your supply chain. IBM experts can help you make your supply chain more resilient, agile and predictable.

B2B collaboration case studies

Saint-Gobain Abrasives automates supply chain processes

With a cloud-based EDI network, this global manufacturer eliminates manual paper-based processes and drives efficiencies that have resulted in cost savings of 92% per line order.

Li & Fung automates, standardizes and saves costs

Manny Fernandez, Group Chief Technology Officer at Fung Group, reveals why IBM Sterling B2B Integrator is the single tool used for all of the company’s integrations.

Western Union speeds up disaster recovery time by 95%

Western Union ensures maximum availability for critical file transfers, even in the event of a disaster, while meeting demanding SLAs.

DHL International enhances warehouse management

DHL International achieves an integrated, customer-centric approach to warehouse management with IBM Sterling Transformation Extender, which enables fast and flexible customer onboarding.

Coastal Pacific seamlessly migrates 3.5 million EDI transactions

With the IBM platform, Coastal Pacific achieves its goal of delivering self-service capabilities to prepare for future growth, while also reducing administration requirements by 60%.

Niagara Bottling boosts availability of its EDI services

Niagara Bottling uses a high-availability IBM Sterling B2B Integrator solution to deliver 100% apparent uptime for its customers.

Resources

B2B collaboration blog posts

Get fresh ideas and read fascinating points of view on all matters relating to B2B collaboration.

B2B Collaboration Academy

Take your interest in B2B collaboration solutions even further with detailed, on-demand webinars.

IBM Supply Chain Community

Discover best practices for B2B integration and managed file transfer from a community of users and experts.

Next steps