Five Reasons to Move B2B Integration to the Cloud

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This presentation is based on a recent Babelway webinar, during which we discussed the challenges and opportunities of B2B integration and how this new cloud delivery model can bring value to both your organization and your trading partners.

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    1. 1. Five Reasons to Move B2B Integration to the Cloud
    2. 2. Who’s talking? Francois Van Uffelen Francois Van Uffelen BABELWAY BABELWAY Co-Founder and Managing Director Co-Founder and Managing Director
    3. 3. Agenda•• Introduction to the Cloud and B2B data integration Introduction to the Cloud and B2B data integration•• Five primary pain points faced by Businesses, IT Five primary pain points faced by Businesses, IT departments and their trading partners departments and their trading partners•• The promise of the Integration Platform-as-a-Service The promise of the Integration Platform-as-a-Service model model
    4. 4. What is B2B Integration? B2B integration is the activity of automating document exchanges between two B2B integration is the activity of automating document exchanges between two business partners, usually aasupplier and aacustomer. B2B integration replaces business partners, usually supplier and customer. B2B integration replaces manual processes with electronic processes, allowing businesses to connect to manual processes with electronic processes, allowing businesses to connect to trading partners globally, improve quality & accuracy of data, increase real-time trading partners globally, improve quality & accuracy of data, increase real-timevisibility and operational reactivity in their supply chain, reduce cost and increase visibility and operational reactivity in their supply chain, reduce cost and increase sales with business partners sales with business partners
    5. 5. Traditional Solutions In-house Integration Outsourced software IntegrationA traditional in-house solution is typically A traditional in-house solution is typically A traditional outsourced solution allows A traditional outsourced solution allowsdeployed by an individual IT environment deployed by an individual IT environment businesses to avoid the cost and businesses to avoid the cost andthat incorporates each partner’s requests that incorporates each partner’s requests complexity of translating message complexity of translating message in the system. This solution is often used in the system. This solution is often used formats and communication protocols formats and communication protocols by large companies that can justify cost by large companies that can justify cost themselves. By allowing aathird party hub themselves. By allowing third party hub due to aalarge volume of exchanges, but due to large volume of exchanges, but to manage their exchanges, however, to manage their exchanges, however, requires monetary investment and in- requires monetary investment and in- businesses can lose control over their businesses can lose control over their house skills house skills interaction with trading partners interaction with trading partners
    6. 6. 5 Pain Points for Businesses 11 Business lacks control Business lacks control 22 Onboarding projects take forever Onboarding projects take forever 33 IT resources are diverted IT resources are diverted 44 Regulation compliance creates disruption Regulation compliance creates disruption 55 Partner requests destroy value Partner requests destroy value
    7. 7. The Ideal Solution 11 Integration is a business process::instead of an IT project, in Integration is a business process instead of an IT project, in which business lacks control which business lacks control 22 Always up-to-date: instead of aasolution that does not comply Always up-to-date: instead of solution that does not comply with the latest technology or regulations with the latest technology or regulations 33 No ‘No Man’s Land’: instead of aasolution requiring an No ‘No Man’s Land’: instead of solution requiring an intermediary for integration and message tracking intermediary for integration and message tracking 44 Independent from partners: instead of aasolution imposed by Independent from partners: instead of solution imposed by your partners that does not fit your business needs your partners that does not fit your business needs 55 Low cost: instead of aasolution requiring high investment in internal Low cost: instead of solution requiring high investment in internal software and IT resources software and IT resources
    8. 8. The Cloud Stack The cloud stack is The cloud stack is simply aaway to simply way to Applications represent applications represent applications in the cloud. Salesforce in the cloud. Salesforce has pioneered the has pioneered the software as aaservice software as service Platforms model, while amazon model, while amazon has pioneered the has pioneered the infrastructure as aa infrastructure as service model. Finally, service model. Finally, there are platforms there are platforms Infrastructure offering aarange of offering range of services that enable services that enable building these building these applications applications
    9. 9. Introducing iPaaS “Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a suite of cloud “Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a suite of cloud services enabling development, execution and governance services enabling development, execution and governance of integration flows connecting any combination of on of integration flows connecting any combination of on premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications and data within individual, or across multiple, and data within individual, or across multiple, organizations.” organizations.”Gartner, “Integration Platform as a Service: Moving Integration to theCloud.” 2011
    10. 10. Breaking Down PaaS Solutions Platform-as-a-Service aPaaS iPaaS Application platform-as-a- Application platform-as-a- iPaaS solutions enable users to iPaaS solutions enable users to service solutions are platforms service solutions are platforms integrate applications with one integrate applications with one with which users can build with which users can build another. Babelway is an iPaaS another. Babelway is an iPaaS applications. Force.com is one applications. Force.com is one platform with aaparticular focus platform with particular focus example of an aPaaS solution example of an aPaaS solution on B2B integration on B2B integration
    11. 11. Take - Away
    12. 12. Thank You!If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitateto contact us: to contact us: Email: info@babelway.com Email: info@babelway.com Phone: +32-10-390013 Phone: +32-10-390013 Web: www.babelway.com Web: www.babelway.com

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