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Introduction

In an increasingly digital business environment, enterprises will need centralized data flow governance, with cloud and mobile platforms enabling critical B2B collaboration capabilities.

Highlights

  • With the rapid rise of digitalization, API-led integration is gaining popularity as an effective means of extending B2B processes to external portals and applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain insights into the key factors driving changes in B2B integration requirements.
  • Identify the factors that indicate a need for B2B integration modernization.
  • Understand how to develop a business case for B2B integration modernization.

Key questions answered

  • What are the main advantages of using cloud-based B2B integration services under a managed services model?
  • Which factors/indicators should be considered for developing a business case for B2B integration modernization?
  • Why should enterprises consider a combination of EDI and API-led approaches for agile B2B integration?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view

Legacy EDI solutions are inadequate for digital business requirements

  • Legacy EDI solutions offer limited flexibility and value at a high cost of ownership

Digitalization and the need for greater agility call for a holistic approach to B2B integration

  • Factors driving changes in B2B integration requirements
  • Agility in responding to new requirements is critical for achieving success with B2B integration
  • Exploit operational intelligence to realize strategic benefits and reduce business risk

Enterprises should consider cloud-based B2B integration services to achieve greater agility at a lower cost of ownership

  • Cloud-based B2B integration managed services model offer a compelling mix of features and capabilities and expertise
  • Enterprises need a strategic partner for succeeding with a transition to cloud-based B2B integration services
  • Time to develop a rational view of data security and privacy implications
  • Enterprises should now focus on enabling B2B integration both via EDI and via APIs
  • APIs simplify the extension of B2B integration capabilities for digital business initiatives
  • Agile B2B integration calls for a combination of EDI and API-led approaches

IT leaders must focus on the business value of agile and secure B2B integration

  • How to develop a business case for B2B integration modernization
  • B2B integration infrastructure rationalization and modernization is a recurring theme

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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