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IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!
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IBM Sterling Integrator and SAP integration out-of-the-box: It is possible!

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B2B Framework® for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator: SAP Edition extends the feature rich document visibility, document reprocessing and business process infrastructure functionality of standard B2B …

B2B Framework® for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator: SAP Edition extends the feature rich document visibility, document reprocessing and business process infrastructure functionality of standard B2B Framework® for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator to provide an out-of-the-box B2B processing environment to integrate SAP applications with IBM Sterling B2B Integrator. http://www.oxford-consulting.com

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  • 1. Sterling B2B Integrator and SAPIntegration Out of the Box: It is Possible! Presented by: Lance Lind, Solution Architect, Oxford Consulting Group, Inc. Trevor Richards, Chief Technology Officer, Oxford Consulting Group, Inc.
  • 2. IntroductionsLance Lind, B2B Architect & Manager, Presales, Oxford Consulting Group – Lance.lind@oxford-consulting.comTrevor Richards, CTO, Oxford Consulting Group – Trevor.richards@oxford-consulting.com
  • 3. Agenda• Oxford Consulting Vital Statistics• B2B Framework Overview• Case Studies – Sun Products – Ann Taylor• B2B Framework SAP Edition Demonstration• Questions
  • 4. Oxford Consulting Vital Statistics • IBM Sterling Commerce Strategic Partner since 2000 • Over 700 Sterling product suite implementations to date • Global alliances to support Europe & Asia • B2B Framework & Visibility• Founded in 1998 solutions to extend value &• HQ: Columbus, OH capabilities of Sterling B2B• 70 dedicated Sterling Integrator Commerce professionals, • SAP Edition for direct SAP North America integration
  • 5. Oxford Consulting IBM Capabilities B2B MFT Commerce Sterling Connect: Multi-Channel Sterling B2B Direct Commerce Integrator Sterling File Gateway Catalog & PricingGentran Solutions for Sterling Control small enterprises Center Distributed Order Management (DOM) Sterling Secure Proxy WTX Coming soon: MQ Warehouse Series Management (WMS)
  • 6. OverviewB2B FRAMEWORK
  • 7. Sterling B2B Integrator: Implementation Challenges• Flexible application development toolset – Good development principles are not always followed during implementation – Bespoke BP development becomes common - each problem is solved individually rather than through generic component reuse – Upfront planning is required for: Communication Protocols, Data Formats, Data Flows, Data Tracking, Error Processing, Restart & Recovery prior to engaging in BP development• Provides several ways to perform the same task – Flexibility sometimes breeds complexity... – Partner Management – Envelopes, Contracts, Protocols – Tracking – EDI, AS2, Correlation, SwiftNet, Process Monitor– Lacks visibility to archived data– Limited out-of-the-box processing into business systems like SAP
  • 8. Solution: B2B Framework Framework Document Sterling Management Management Integrator Other Interface InterfaceComponents (FMI) (DMI) 250+ Sterling B2B Manages Integrator Prebuilt Document driven framework rules as Supports MySQL, Business portlet for viewing & well as allows for Oracle, MS SQL managing doc life Processes, Maps, content based cycle Server & DB2 XSLT, Services routing Generic Comm. Custom properties Exception & error BPs for: FTP, SFTP, for generic tracking based on Mailbox, HTTP, Framework Control SAP Edition key user defined AS2, E-mail, DB, (switch features criteria Fax, JMS, MQ… on/off) 100% integrated Custom database Supports Archive/Restore = into Sterling B2B tables for Message, reprocessing, re- document visibility Integrator, Document & Event enveloping & after B2B Integrator leverages existing logging plus rules resending of docs & tables archived 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 50 customers in 6 countries •Developed & support by IBM/Sterling Commerce partners with more than 25 years of combined experience selling & supporting Sterling Commerce applications Stability
  • 10. Extended Benefits with SAP Edition • Supports multiple SAP connections from a single Sterling B2B Integrator Instance • Supports Portable Maps making the use of generic maps possible SAPIntegration • Framework send/receive business processes for Sterling B2B Integrator SAP Suite Adapter Framework • Supports File Based RFC and ALE connectionsManagement • Leverages B2B Framework document visibility & tracking capabilities to add SAP IDOC as a unique document reference • IDOC status messages supported include FA statuses: 24,4,5,6,8,10,12,16,17 Document • Retrieved IDOC can be reprocessed from the same document visibility interface Visibility
  • 11. Case Study• Challenge: – “Quick & easy” implementation of SAP with IBM Sterling B2B Integrator – Large trading partner conversion effort without significant business process development – Visibility for quick error resolution given the volume of daily docs processed• Solution: – Implemented Oxford Consulting B2B Framework SAP Edition• Results: – IDOCs were transmitted to SAP on the 2nd day of implementation. – Entire implementation completed without any BP development – Implemented Rules Based mapping • 80 TPs with no embedded customer logic in map • New trading partners can be set up in less than 5 minutes with no changes to maps
  • 12. Case Study• Challenge: – Replace & standardize existing B2B Integrator business process flows in order to rapidly on board trading partners without development – Establish connectivity with SAP in order to obtain document centric visibility• Solution: – Implemented Oxford Consulting B2B Framework SAP Edition• Results: – B2B Framework: SAP Edition installed and co-existed with the production B2B Integrator Environment. Transactions converted to B2B Framework: SAP Edition a single trading partner at a time – Out of the box functionality allows the translation of the same data into multiple formats, being sent to multiple systems (Legacy and SAP) for parallel testing purposes – SAP cross reference rules allowed IDOCS to be sent to multiple SAP environments without map changes-system automatically populates client specific data in the IDOCs before being sent to SAP
  • 13. B2B Framework Architecture Framework Management Interface FTP/SFTP/S (Plug-in Business Processes and Maps to Rules) Document Route SFTP Rules Rules SFTP Pre-Process Receive Split Send Rules Rules RulesE-Mail Core-Process E-Mail Post-Process Route AS2 AS2 Receive Identify & Split 1 or more Send Message MessageJMS/MQ JMS/MQ Document Management Interface (Logging, Visibility & Reprocessing)HTTP/S HTTP/S 1 2 3 4 (Time) Messages Errors Messages Documents In Alerts Out Receive Send Protocol Common Processing Flow for all Data – Application or Trading Partner Protocol Handlers Handlers
  • 14. Let’s Take a Look….• Outbound Invoice with Positive Acknowledgment• Outbound Invoice with Negative Acknowledgment• Standard Error Notification All videos shown today (plus additional examples) may be found at www.oxford- consulting.com/sapframeworkdemo.php
  • 15. Sterling B2B Integrator With & W/O B2B Framework: SAP Framework Sterling B2B Integrator Sterling B2B Integrator with 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  B2B Framework components upgraded/enhanced  Designed for maximum fit without customization  Out-of-the-box status messages incl: 24, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16,  17Connect to multiple instances of SAP with a single B2B  Integrator InstancePortable maps  
  • 16. Questions?Lance Lind, B2B Architect & Manager, Presales, Oxford Consulting Group – Lance.lind@oxford-consulting.comTrevor Richards, CTO, Oxford Consulting Group – Trevor.richards@oxford-consulting.com www.oxford-consulting.com/events.html to download a copy of today’s presentation

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