B2B integration is a well-known barrier to successful digital transformation. With B2B being part of our core DNA, our goal at Axway is to break down these walls. Axway B2B Integration Platform has been a core solution for over 20 years. Powered by B2Bi as software or in the cloud, it enables more companies to optimize their business operations and succeed.
When APIs came along, many folks predicted EDI would become obsolete. Yet EDI continues to thrive, making up numerous B2B transactions. In fact, for some Axway customers, EDI handles up to 85% of business revenue.
Rather than getting rid of old processes, the best bet is to combine EDIs and APIs in a B2B integration platform. Axway’s B2B Integration Platform is a bridge between modern and traditional connectivity. This integrated approach lets you manage and support various industry protocols and formats. Think of it as a springboard for innovation and faster onboarding.
Axway has a track record of supporting customers in evolving messaging standards and protocols. This list includes EDIINT AS1, AS2, AS3, and AS4. We’ve been a leader in helping to define standards like AS2 and AS4.
Greater supply chain resilience
The pandemic exposed new vulnerabilities in supply chains. 72% of senior-level supply chain executives reported a negative impact on their operations. The impact hit some industries harder than others. 97% of automotive companies reported a negative effect on their supply chain.
There is a silver lining. Ongoing geopolitical and economic pressures have prompted companies to take a more resilient, responsive approach. For one customer, a U.S. auto parts distributor, Axway’s B2B Integration Platform helped them navigate new post-COVID challenges.
Nearly every order and 95% of the distributor’s invoices pass through B2Bi. Processing client orders requires minimal human involvement. The lean team that manages B2B integration can focus more on strategic planning.
Meanwhile, the distributor can access timely order data to cut the risk of warehouse stockouts.
Relying on an always-on IT solution, even when handling large transaction volumes
For many years, B2B IT systems have worked great. But as technology has evolved, these legacy systems are no longer enough. Modern interconnected partner systems need business agility, security, and compliance adherence.
As the number-one convenience food retailer in the U.K., Co-op sought to run a more composable business. They needed to combine smaller microchain services enabled by APIs, B2B, and MFT to support their retail activities.
Dave Barnett, Co-op’s Principal Solutions Architect for Integration, values the Axway partnership. As he explains, its products show Axway’s maturity as a B2B integration service provider.
Axway B2Bi supports 500 individual flows and 3,000 endpoints for Co-op, processing 1 million messages daily.
Barnett sums up the platform’s importance in the broader picture: “If B2Bi went down or if we turned it off tomorrow, we would have no business. It’s as simple as that.”
Experts at your fingertips
B2B and EDI are often perceived as legacy systems in the shadow of modern APIs, and B2B/EDI experts have started to retire. The new generation has expressed little interest in learning how to maintain these legacy systems. This change in focus has created a gap between B2B/EDI demands and available expertise.
At the same time, organizations are moving back-end systems to the cloud. As they modernize their B2B ecosystem, they need the right skills, expertise, and tools for digital transformation. Otherwise, complications can arise: inadequate security measures, slow response times, cost overruns, etc.
Axway pairs its extensive B2B expertise with over ten years of experience providing managed cloud services. You’ll have support for current EDI and B2B practices while enabling a smooth transition to a flexible subscription model.
Based in Seattle, Washington, OneHealthPort operates Washington State’s Health Information Exchange [HIE], connecting healthcare organizations across the Pacific Northwest with secure data-sharing services.
“Given state oversight and customer ownership, it is vital for us to deliver that HIE service at the lowest possible cost in a very safe and secure manner,” says Rick Rubin, CEO and President at OneHealthPort.
To achieve these goals, OneHealthPort selected Axway Managed Cloud Services for B2Bi, deployed in the AWS cloud.
“The elasticity of the cloud and the flexibility of Axway Managed Cloud Services for B2Bi were a perfect combination to help us to meet our business requirements in a timely manner,” Rubin adds.
Experience the benefits of B2B integration with Axway
With Axway, you’ll have a world-class security architecture with customizable SLAs and 24/7 access to trusted experts for support with large B2B transaction volumes and complex environments.
As a B2B integration service provider, Axway is proud to help customers efficiently modernize, scale, and secure their B2B operations in the cloud. Organizations gain flexibility and reliability while freeing up teams to focus on innovation.
Our B2B integration platform continues to support critical EDI and API integration flows for large multinational corporations. In the case of one company, we’ve processed $75 billion in EDI/API transactions annually.
Discover the benefits of Axway’s B2B Integration Platform in this 30-minute demo.