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B2B Framework for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator

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B2B Framework for IBM Sterling Integrator
- Minimizes development and deployment time for new projects
- Extends IBM Sterling B2B Integrator out-of-the-box processing and tracking for EDI messages to include all other formats (XML, binary and flat files)
- Provides common tracking and error-handling across all business processes
- Provides consistent visibility for all messaging with built-in re-enveloping, reprocessing and resend
- Provides common communications management, regardless of protocol
- Extends IBM Sterling B2B Integrator correlation capabilities for tracking all formats
- Provides standardized retry and recovery processing
- Allows content-based routing for all formats via rules-based engine
- Minimizes trading partner on-boarding with generic envelopes
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  • 1. B2B Framework for IBM Sterling Integrator
  • 2. Table of Contents• Oxford Consulting: Who are We?• Eaton Current State/Needs Discussion• B2B Framework Overview – What is the B2B Framework? – Standardizing/Extending Sterling Integrator – B2B Framework Benefits• DMI• Questions?
  • 3. Oxford’s Snapshot Headquarters: Columbus, OH, US Geographic Footprint: Primary – US;  Secondary – Canada, Mexico, Spain,  Brazil, Portugal, UK and Netherlands Employee Base:  Corporate Staff ‐ 20 Consultants‐ 135 nationwide Industries Served: Health Care, Manufacturing,  Retail,  Transportation, Financial, Automotive,  Consumer Products Strategic Partnerships: SAP, Sterling Commerce  Partnerships: eCOM Asia, SEEBURGER, Axway, IBM, Inovis,  QAD 
  • 4. Historical Perspective Re-enter QAD Sold QAD Market withCompany solutions to SC & B2BFounded QAD Framework 1998 2004 2009 Formed Expanded Partnerships, services Solutions with outside of QAD & SC QAD mkt w/ 2001 SC & Others 2004-2008
  • 5. Integration Services • Software Selection EDI/B2B • Application Integration Consulting • Implementation & Support Services • On-shore/near-shore development • Transaction ManagementManaged EDI • On Demand Support Services • Supply Chain Community Management
  • 6. Some of our B2B Customers…
  • 7. Solution OverviewB2B Framework
  • 8. What is the B2B Framework? Framework Document Sterling Management Management Integrator Other Interface InterfaceComponents (FMI) (DMI) 100+ SI/GIS Manages framework rules as Document driven Prebuilt Business well as allows for portlet for viewing & Processes, Maps, content based managing docs Supports MySQL, XSLT, Services routing Oracle & MS SQL Server Generic Comm. Custom GIS/SI Exception & errorBPs for: FTP, SFTP, properties for tracking based on Mailbox, HTTP, generic Framework key user defined AS2, E-mail, DB, Control (switch criteria Fax, JMS, MQ… features on/off) Document visibility can be maintained after GIS/SI tables Custom database Supports are archived via 100% integrated tables for Message, reprocessing, re- Framework into SI/GIS, Document & Event enveloping & Archive/Restore leverages existing logging plus rules resending of docs & Features users & security engine messages
  • 9. B2B Framework Benefits •Extends out-of-the-box processing & tracking for EDI messages to include all other formats (XML, binary, flat file) •Extends SI correlation capabilities for tracking all formats •Provides consistent visibility for all messaging with built in reprocessing Enhances Value of SI •Allows content based routing for all formats via rules engine •Reduces implementation time by up to 70% •Minimizes development & deployment time for new projects by reusing generic development componentsReduces Time •Minimizes trading partner on-boarding with generic envelopes to Benefit •Provides common tracking & error handling across all business process •Enables common communication management, regardless of protocol •Provides standardized retry & recovery processingStandardizesEnvironment •Extensible/customizable to ensure 100% fit •Mature product with more than 22 customers in 6 countries •Developed & support by Sterling Commerce partners with more than 25 years of combined experience selling & supporting Sterling Commerce applications Stability
  • 10. Who’s Using B2B Framework?Shanghai Free Trade Zone
  • 11. Framework Architecture Error Log and Reporting Generic Error Handling (Alert Rules) HTTP Fax Mailbox Core Mailbox AS2 Client 7 Client Framework Core Process Post-Process Processes 6 8 Pre-Process MQ MQ 10 JMS JMS Post-Send Process E-Mail FTP 3 4 AS2 SFTP Identify Receive Route & Transform Send & Split HTTPDatabase 1 or 5 9 more SIB E-Mail Receive Split Document Route Send Message Document Message Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Collect FTP SFTP 2 SFTP FTP Generic LoggingReceive (Resend, Reprocess) SendProtocol ProtocolHandlers Handlers Native Mailbox Protocols Message Tracking and Audit 1 11 Helpdesk & Portal Users
  • 12. Framework Architecture Error Log and Reporting Generic Error Handling (Alert Rules) HTTP Mailbox AS2 Client MQ JMS FTP SFTPDatabase E-Mail Collect SFTP 2 FTP Generic LoggingReceive (Resend, Reprocess)ProtocolHandlers Message Tracking and Audit 1 Native Mailbox Protocols Helpdesk & Portal Users
  • 13. Framework Architecture Error Log and Reporting Generic Error Handling (Alert Rules) CoreFramework 7Processes 6 8 Core Process Post-Process Pre-Process 10 Post-Send Process 3 4 Identify Receive Route & Transform Send & Split 1 or 5 9 moreReceive Split Document Route Send Message Document Message Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Generic Logging (Resend, Reprocess) Message Tracking and Audit Helpdesk & Portal Users
  • 14. Framework Architecture Error Log and Reporting Generic Error Handling (Alert Rules) Fax Mailbox Client MQ JMS E-Mail AS2 HTTP SIB FTP SFTP Generic Logging (Resend, Reprocess) Send Protocol Handlers Message Tracking and Audit 11Helpdesk &Portal Users
  • 15. Product DemoLET’S TAKE A LOOK….
  • 16. B2B Framework Features • Synchronous processing of docs within an Interchange (if req) • Duplicate checking of docs managed at a rule level EDI • EDI pass-through support • Generic inbound & outbound EDI envelopes to reduce admin • Deferred enveloping & EDI batching • Splitting Data • Character encoding support (multi-language) • Non-structured &/or binary dataRouting • Filename matching based on regular expressions • Dynamic generation of filenames, E-mail subjects, etc.
  • 17. B2B Framework Features • Plug in your business processes & maps into the rules engine • Easily extend document logging to log your ownExtensibility meta-data • Utilizes mailbox for more than just FTP & SFTP protocols • Rules based configuration & routing • Generic message & document visibilityManagement • Robust reprocessing features, not reliant on SI/GIS Business Process Restart • Generic error processing, alerts & notifications– Alert rules for error specific notifications
  • 18. Document Management Interface (DMI): Document Search
  • 19. DMI “Document Search” Features• Document search from B2B Framework table (independent of GIS/SI archiving cycle)• Wildcards can be used (example on previous slide is all document reference ending in 408622)• Selection by :- – Source ID (or Sender ID) – Source Name (or Sender Name) – Destination ID (or Receiver ID) – Destination Name (or Receiver Name) – Document Reference (Order Number, Invoice Number, etc) – Alternate Reference (Application Reference – Idoc Number, for example) – Interchange Control Number – Filename – Status (ERROR, OK, RECEIVED, SENT, etc) – Document Type (850, ORDERS, etc) – Process Period (from date/time to date/time)
  • 20. Document Management Interface (DMI): Message View
  • 21. DMI “Message View” Features• Example on previous slide is the document found by the previous document search (all document reference ending in 408622)• Data can be viewed at Message In, Document In, Document Out, Message Out stages• Example here is Message In which was reached by pressing first green icon in View box• Data can be downloaded directly from this review screen using “Right Click – Save Link As”
  • 22. Document Management Interface (DMI):  Document List
  • 23. DMI “Document List” Features• Document List shows all documents processed since B2B Framework was archived, if accessed directly• Document List shows all documents selected by search criteria, if accessed via Document Search• Document list has BP ID, Source, Destination, Doc Type, Doc Reference (with Alternate Reference below), Status, Last Updated Time, View Boxes and Select Box• DMI allows data from all stages of document processing to be viewed (and downloaded) plus all BPs that touched the document• DMI also allows reprocessing of Messages and Documents directly from the Document List
  • 24. Sterling Integrator With & W/O B2B Framework Sterling Sterling Integrator with Integrator W/O B2B Framework B2B FrameworkDocument search by key criteria  Document management interface (DMI)  Business processes and data objects associated with  document can be accessed directly from DMIData objects before and after translation can be  downloaded from DMIDocument reprocessing at multiple points under DMI  Document visibility beyond SI/GIS archiving  Out-of-the-box processing (Standard & SAP Edition)  B2B Framework components upgraded/enhanced *  Designed for maximum fit without customization   * With B2B Framework maintenance

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