Establishing multi-enterprise business processes can be difficult when your business, your partners, your suppliers, your customers, your financial institutions, and your industry’s regulatory bodies are all using different applications and ERP systems. Add in business growth and constant change, customer mandates for new EDI/B2B exchanges, formats and protocols, and government regulations requiring specific security and audit capabilities, and the task of B2B integration can seem monumental.
Axway B2Bi is a comprehensive, packaged solution that integrates your business with your entire B2B community – suppliers, customers, financial institutions, and regulatory bodies – regardless of complexity. At a low total cost of ownership, B2Bi provides a simple way to handle EDI and XML transactions and integrate any B2B process with business applications including Oracle, SAP, and Lawson.
With Axway B2Bi, you can:
Axway B2Bi integrates enterprise-class functionality to provide secure B2B communications and seamless enterprise application integration with back-end systems. Whether you deploy all key B2Bi functionality, or implement a la carte, you’ll see lower costs and tighter control over your enterprise processes.
Comprehensive and secure B2B connectivity — A single solution for establishing connections with everyone you do business with improves the security and integrity of data transfers, while reducing software, training and maintenance costs. The B2Bi built-in gateway, Axway Interchange, allows you to automate and manage B2B communications and manage file transfers with true reliability and full security.
Wizard-based partner management and community management — Wizard-based partner management lets you quickly define, test and deploy new B2B partners and transactions. Comprehensive Axway EndPoint options empower your partners and secure exchanges with your community. Axway Community Management (ACM) complements Axway B2Bi with cloud-based community management features that enable you to on-board partners quickly and manage campaigns across your entire member directory. Provisioning services automate the deployment and configuration of endpoints.
Packaged application integration — With predefined integration processes and rich mediation services supporting any format, any protocol and any application, packaged application integration lowers the total cost of ownership no matter what type of back-office you have, and allows you to extend your ERP system (Oracle, SAP, Lawson and more) with B2B / EDI communications. Message brokering, A2A managed file transfer (Axway Transfer CFT) and direct application connectivity reduce connectivity costs and leverage existing investments, and include support for HTTP, HTTP/S, JMS, IBM WebSphere MQ, JDBC, SAP, Axway Transfer CFT, file system, FTP and email. SAP integration is certified per the SAP interoperability certification process.
Out-of-the-box EDI support, message formats and document handling — Axway B2Bi supports EDI (AINSI X12, EDIFACT, TRADACOMS, ODETTE, HL7, NACHA, Fedwire, FIXML, xCML, xCBL, Boostaero, Cargo-IMP, VDA, and more) and supplier WebEDI out of the box, minimizing installation and set-up time and costs. Key capabilities include messaging metadata management, enveloping & splitting, automatic acknowledgment generation, and business logic support.
Eclipse-based visual mapping services — Axway Mapping Services offers an intuitive, drag-and-drop Eclipse-based data mapping design tool for mapping, lookups, validation, and routing rules. A rich library of standard B2B formats allows you to quickly respond to new business requests. Axway Mapping Services makes it easy and fast to create, maintain, simulate, print and deploy new maps and integration processes, and comes with version-control capabilities.
Built-in, real-time visibility into transactions and processes — Axway B2Bi gives you built-in visibility into what is happening between all applications inside your enterprise and your B2B ecosystem, empowering technical and business users with the reactivity they need for smooth B2B operations, including B2B/EDI message management, customizable search, and context-sensitive tasks.
Dashboards, alerts and end-to-end visibility — Axway Sentinel further extends Axway B2Bi with intuitive dashboards – including drill-down capabilities and proactive alerting mechanisms – to monitor business transactions, business processes and SLAs in real time. Axway Sentinel provides customizable web-based end-to-end monitoring, combining Axway B2Bi and Transfer CFT activities, for business and technical users, with graphical representation of life-cycle and end-to-end flow for every transfer. End-to-end transaction monitoring with real-time alerts and rules-based routing allows you to quickly troubleshoot problems to support SLA requirements.
High availability and scalability — Axway B2Bi’s active-active support provides a robust architecture with scalability and high availability, including the ability to scale across multiple servers, and automatic failover if a server goes down.