Connectivity options: New portal slashes EDI/B2B onboarding costs; simplifies trading partner enablement

Industry estimates indicate that manual trading partner enablement by a hub company’s IT staff takes 10 to 15 days and costs around $15,000 to $20,000 per partner. Seeburger says its new RollOut Portal simplifies the process and reduces the cost via self-service onboarding and certification.<br/>

03/23/2009



RollOut Portal—an online tool offered by Seeburger that facilitates self-serve onboarding and recertification of customers and suppliers to EDI/B2B systems operated by automakers, CPG companies, and other organizations—can be used with any B2B gateway. The portal virtually eliminates the cost, time, and effort required to connect new trading partners to the central hub, migrate existing partners to a new system, change partner configurations, and launch new roll-out campaigns.

According to industry estimates, manual trading partner enablement by a hub company’s IT staff takes 10 to 15 days and costs around $15,000 to $20,000 per partner. According to Seeburger, its RollOut Portal reduces the time frame to a few days and removes the company running the EDI/B2B system from the partner testing process entirely by automating all functions and providing step-by-step online instructions.

Customers and suppliers can self-test both the data structure of a given EDI/B2B message and the communications protocol being used to transmit the message—including AS2 and OFTP— simply by uploading the test message and pressing‘Start Test.’ This allows partners to control the testing schedule and avoid IT bottlenecks on the sponsoring company’s side. Test results are delivered immediately with reports that pinpoint the cause of any testing failures.

If the hub company is using the Seeburger Business Integration Server (BIS) or other Seeburger solutions for EDI/B2B communications, a new Seeburger-exclusive Move2Production capability automatically puts successful RollOut Portal-tested messages into production without the time, expense and error risk of rekeying all information.

Companies that use Seeburger BIS or adapters also have access to connectivity options for trading partners of any size and technology infrastructure. Seeburger offers solutions for automating transaction document exchange via traditional EDI, a Hub & Spoke system that supports AS2-based point-to-point integration for partners that are too small or unwilling to be EDI-enabled, and a variety of Web-based options for smaller partners that still do business on paper.





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Hannover Messe 2016: Taking hold of the future - Partner Country status spotlights U.S. manufacturing; Honoring manufacturing excellence: The 2015 Product of the Year Winners
Inside IIoT: How technology, strategy can improve your operation; Dry media or web scrubber?; Six steps to design a PM program
World-class manufacturing: A recipe for success: Finding the right mix for a salad dressing line; 2015 Salary Survey: Manufacturing slump dims enthusiasm
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
Warehouse winter comfort: The HTHV solution; Cooling with natural gas; Plastics industry booming
Managing automation upgrades, retrofits; Making technical, business sense; Ensuring network cyber security
Designing generator systems; Using online commissioning tools; Selective coordination best practices

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role that compressed air plays in manufacturing plants.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
click me