Axway B2Bi™ (formerly Cyclone) — An Advanced B2B Gateway Solution for EDI

This powerful suite eases integration challenges, but the complexity of EDI/B2B formats and protocols, plus security and audit capabilities make the task of B2B integration can seem monumental.  Fortunately, Data Communication Solutions (DCS) is ready to help.  DCS’ EDI Specialist will set the first comprehensive link, then you can customize it for others.  Your company remains self-reliant and your skill set grows.

The Complexity is Evolving, The Tool Set is Ready!

You need a tool for both EDI/B2B that paves the way for cloud and mobile application enablement.  The core is the advanced B2B gateway, the leader for connecting businesses wherever they might be located (in the cloud or on-premise). It anticipates integration with Oracle, SAP, and Infor modules through their gateways too.

The tool set is best used by the expert

  • DCS is an Oracle or SAP Gold Partner with deep knowledge of their gateways.
  • DCS has 20 years of deep industry expertise, knowing what must be done and what can be resisted.
  • DCS favors direct connections that are more economical and secure (using Axway’s AS2 and SFTP/FTPS Cyclone module)

For example for more than 20 years, Axway has been helping auto manufacturers (OEM and aftermarket) based on Axway TradeSync Integration Manager (TSIM).  DCS can bring your Release “Firm” orders into your Sales Order module and “Held” into a spreadsheet or database.  This ensures your time proven processes continue.

Strong Capability

B2Bi works equally well with classical EDI (X12 and EDIFACT) and standardized XML (GS1 or OAGi).  Unfortunately, use of adapters does not complete the link.  Customization is needed for each customer.  DCS has templates for industry EDI protocols, such as mass merchant Target’s 4 types of P.O. (850): 1) Distribution Center, 2) DC “cross-docked”, 3) Store, and 4) Home).  Templates contain the data transmission protocol too.  Lastly, business processes must be customized for each customer to ensure their unique requirements are met.

When you need to add non-X12 distributors, mom and pop vendors, parcel carriers, and other focused data exchange, we suggest you consider B2Bi for messaging, mapping, transformation, tracking and auditing B2B transactions. Built to leverage the Internet and designed to incorporate and simplify industry standards, B2Bi ensures the uninterrupted flow of information and direct, secure transport of all types of data and documents.

Planning is the Key

Our development is standardized to ensure a thorough, quick, and economical solution  Knowing what must be done for both your ERP system and B2Bi means that integration occurs smoothly. DCS’ EDI Specialists provides personal service so highly visible EDI and B2B improvements occur as planned.  Our mutual goal is to ensure that you will be self-reliant to add customers, documents, and other processes.

A dedicated EDI Specialist and designated back-up ensures that your unique processes are not disturbed.  This personal service ensures no disruption to highly visible EDI.

Conclusion

The Axway products move you to a new level of process automation.  The tool you need for capped head count, quicker business cycles, and allows the Customer Service, Logistics, and Purchasing staffs to focus on other challenges for less costly re-work and expedited shipments. Our DCS PROMPTTM remote support service and NEXT LEVELTM development service are standardized services to ensure thorough, quick, and economical solutions. DCS will help you speed up the process with our extensive experience with B2bi, your business application and your customers’ EDI requirements. The first step is easy just email us for your FREE EDI Assessment.