Rethink B2B Integration

Move from manual to automated and recognize revenue more quickly

Conducting business-to-business transactions is not easy. The shrinking number of EDI experts, keeping up with the automation of new or smaller partners, the increase in standards protocols, and data makes it overwhelming. Are you confident your B2B operations are capable of delivering a synchronized, extended value chain of customers, suppliers and partners? We'll show you how IBM can help -- through our portfolio of cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service and on-premise software solutions.

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IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Basic Edition: B2B Integration Made Affordable

Join this webinar to discover IBM’s latest release of its market-leading B2B integration platform, IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Basic Edition, that delivers the essential features of integration and electronic document interchange capabilities at an affordable price, and see how to gain increased visibility into every process throughout your value chain.

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Integrate to Accelerate: Evolving Your Integration Strategy to Extend Beyond IT

Learn how the Nexus of Forces is driving the evolution of integration strategies, and get key recommendations for responding proactively to the challenges ahead. Watch this webinar with Benoit Lheureux, of lead analyst firm Gartner.

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IT: Optimizing B2B Integration to Fuel Business Performance

IT is tasked with optimizing complex global B2B networks to improve business agility and cost-efficiency. See how leading organizations are making secure and seamless multi-enterprise business processes a reality.

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An Integrated Future: IBM’s Strategic Direction on B2B and Transformation

IBM’s B2B integration solutions can help synchronize your value chain of partners, suppliers and customers. Watch this webinar to discover the current offerings and future direction for the IBM B2B integration gateways and transformation engines.

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What’s Next for B2B Integration

Consumer use of digital, mobile, and social technologies is having a huge impact on every type of business throughout the supply chain.

 

Watch this webcast to get insights from IDC on how to ensure a future-proof partner network through business-to-business integration transformation, and find out how to meet customer needs while lowering costs.

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Why B2B Collaboration Is No Longer Optional for Your Organization

In order to support a multi-channel customer while reducing cost, companies must go beyond integration to true B2B collaboration.

 

Watch this webcast with Bryan Ball from the Aberdeen Group to learn how to establish a holistic approach to the supply chain by tying replenishment and fulfillment systems together and developing the trust required to make those processes work across borders.

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Why Healthcare Can’t Afford Not to Improve B2B Integration

Business as usual is no longer an option for the healthcare industry. In today’s complex marketplace, information must be shared across payers, providers, exchanges, clients, and more—and that’s causing increasing complexity for business and IT owners alike. How can healthcare organizations meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act along with the many other mandates and market demands they’re facing today?

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Collaborative B2B: The Key to Customer Satisfaction Within Global Supply Chain

Watch this webinar with experts from IBM and Lenovo to find out how innovative global B2B services and technologies are making it possible for Lenovo to build a fully aligned supply chain that ensures total customer satisfaction.

The B2B Integration Perspective

IT is increasingly expected to optimize complex global B2B networks to improve business flexibility, time to market and cost-efficiency. The IT systems supporting B2B processes need to evolve towards seamless execution across multiple functions, making possible the visibility and agility your enterprise needs to satisfy demanding customers.

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Are You Ready for a New Era in B2B Collaboration?

In today’s connected, always-on, mobile and global business environment, ensuring effective B2B collaboration can be a huge challenge. What does it take to improve the performance of trading partners and customers throughout the entire value chain?

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Predicts 2014: Nexus of Forces Drives Evolution of Integration Strategy

Did you know? "By 2017, in large organizations at least 65% of new integration flows will be developed outside the control of IT departments." Read report to learn more predictions of how integration projects and strategy will evolve.

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B2B Cloud Integration: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Value Chain

Can B2B cloud integration help your business reduce complexity while bringing down costs at the same time? Learn about the many ways B2B cloud integration can boost profitability and accelerate B2B collaboration across your value chain.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites

Read this report from Gartner to learn why IBM is ranked a "Leader". IBM B2B integration solutions can help synchronize your value chain of partners, suppliers and customers to deliver the products and services your customers.

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The Future of Business-to-Business Integration

Technology and economic pressures, along with constant shifts in demand, are causing many companies to transform their business-to-business integration strategies.

 

Read this recent IDC whitepaper to see how leading organizations are transforming their partner networks through experimentation and innovation, and learn how to accelerate the pace of innovation in your own business.

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EDI in China and B2B Integration

The time is now for global organizations to proactively engage with Chinese manufacturers to develop cost-effective and mutually beneficial strategies and solutions to streamline business-to-business commerce. Learn why electronic data interchange is key to enabling technology to drive this transformation.

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Demystifying Industry Standards

What exactly are EDI and industry standards such as SWIFT and HIPAA, and how do they impact your business? Review this eBook to get an in-depth understanding of industry standards, and learn how to provide the right information and support around these standards to customers, suppliers and IT colleagues.

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Collaboration: No Longer Optional

Review the Aberdeen Group ebook to discover why B2B collaboration isn't just a valid option for businesses today—it's an imperative. Learn why 83% of industry leaders have a B2B collaboration initiative in place and why it is one of the best ways to reduce costs with your partners and suppliers.

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Reducing B2B total cost of ownership: on average, for every $1.00 invested with IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, organizations realized $3.57 in reduced costs, increased productivity and other business benefits.

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Source: Business Value of IBM Sterling Integration Services, IDC White Paper, 2012
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Typically the top 20% of an enterprise's trading partners account for 80% of its total business volume.

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Source: Based on eCOM estimates.
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78% and 53% respectively - Organizations who still rely on Email and Fax/Postal Mail for transactions (invoices, POs, etc.) with customer suppliers and other 3rd parties in their B2B community (Email and Fax/Postal Mail each represent more than 25% of all transactions for those organizations)

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Source: 2013 Vanson Bourne B2B Integration and MFT Global Study for IBM
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574 - The average number of customers, partners, and suppliers in an organization's B2B community.
11 - The average number of protocols an organization supports across their B2B community
5 - The average number of EDI/B2B systems being used within any one organization.

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Source: 2013 Vanson Bourne B2B Integration and MFT Global Study for IBM

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Global Summit 2014

While at the Smarter Commerce Global Summit 2014 Tampa, you can enhance your skills as an innovative leader in your company. Learn critical strategies on how to meet the expectations of your “Chief Executive Customer” and more:

  1. Apply the vision. You've seen the technological pace of change in the market. Customers are moving at the speed of life, and it's your responsibility to recognize and respond to this new reality. Discover and apply the right strategies and solutions that are driving customer value.
  2. Make an industry impact. When you gain an edge in the latest technical knowledge and implementations, you can transform your IT operations. And when your operations transform, your competitors are forced to play catch up.
  3. Plug into the network. The brightest technical and business minds from around the world like to share. Hear what your technical peers are saying, and make it your own.
  4. Maximize your investment. Your company has made an investment and you play an essential part in making the most of it. Learn new ways to maximize your IBM infrastructure and solutions through in-depth technical sessions.
  5. See it first. Get a glimpse into the future and learn about the latest technical trends in Enterprise Marketing Management, B2B, Commerce Customer Experience Management, Enterprise Content Management, and Procurement.

Be prepared to make a difference when you leave; you will take away tools, tips and knowledge you can use immediately to drive results and transform your business.

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