Companies evaluating today’s B2B automation market want a simplified, cost-effective and scalable, single B2B gateway to support their growing partner ecosystem.
A single B2B gateway speeds up partner onboarding by streamlining operations as well as eliminating extra hardware, EDI software licenses and maintenance fees. Additionally, the single B2B gateway is architecturally key to centrally managing partner contracts, security certificates and processing rules.
Conversely, trying to adapt to multiple and siloed B2B solutions undermines an organization’s ability to anticipate new B2B standards support (prescribed standards and identification schemes such as EDIINT AS1/AS2/AD3 and AS4 ID), as well as security and transparency to help monitor all aspects of the B2B process, including enabling partner, operational and business visibility.
But what about MFT? Over time, companies have also come to view Managed File Transfer as a come-of-age solution for B2B communication. Certainly, the number of files and file sizes companies exchange with their partners increases every year. Creating new transfers, managing existing ones and troubleshooting failed transmissions across dozens of file transfer servers is not only a time-consuming process, but also one that exposes organizations to security risks and compliance nightmares.
In order to successfully compete in the global economy and improve your efficiencies, partner satisfaction and supply chain management, you need to adopt a progressive strategy that fully automates and streamlines your connections with your business partners.
Consequently, shouldn’t MFT be integrated with your B2B solution, particularly when both share technical synergies?
In our upcoming Digital Business DEMOs presentation, “Deploy All Your B2B / MFT Capabilities in a Single Integration Platform,” we’ll talk about the technical and architectural synergies between webMethods Trading Networks for B2B and webMethods Active Transfer for Managed File Transfer (MFT).