Leading the Way in B2B Integration


B2B_Integration.jpegThe modern enterprise faces an increasingly competitive and chaotic global marketplace that is driving business executives to change strategies and tactics faster than ever. As businesses rapidly expand and evolve via new markets, lines of business, mergers, acquisitions, and other growth strategies, IT departments are challenged with providing modern business-to-business integration (B2Bi) solutions and electronic data interchange (EDI) solutions to meet expansive company needs. Unfortunately, what results many times is a "spaghetti" infrastructure of complex, heterogeneous, and inflexible systems that lead to inefficient business exchanges.

Organizations need to minimize costs, save time, and lower risks. But repurposing functionality and data from these sprawling, point-to-point systems make it difficult to meet ever-changing requirements. IT departments must ensure 100% uptime across a wide variety of tools, technologies, vendors, and business units, while ensuring compliance, security, and governance. Legacy systems must be enhanced, replaced, or retired with no impact on the flow of business data.

 

One solution many organizations are finding is to outsource EDI and B2B integration functions.  Organizations that outsource are looking for a strategic use of outside resources to perform activities traditionally handled by internal staff and resources that now can be directed to other projects.  EDI Outsourcing is a strategy by which an organization contracts out EDI functions to specialized and efficient service providers, who ultimately become valued business partners.  Many times for manufacturing or distribution companies the service works exceptionally well because the cost of legacy systems and vendor and trading partner management gets tedious. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) of EDI business processes allows for instantaneous upgrades to software, B2B connections, better and more efficient integration of data and systems.

 

Working with an EDI Managed Service provider such as Promethean Software Services creates foundation of a strategic, long-term sustainable partnership for a multi-enterprise integration.  Our system supports easy interoperability and future growth initiatives. This foundation helps drive operational efficiency and customer satisfaction while lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO). This starts with a capable B2B service from a leading enterprise integration services provider that securely and reliably manages all the complexity of true B2B integration and EDI processing. 

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About the Author: Mark Lichty

Mark Lichty

Mark is the VP of Sales & Marketing at Promethean Software Services.

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