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IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Consulting

Each company's B2B Integrator (formerly Sterling Integrator and Gentran Integration Suite) needs are unique and REMEDI's services are flexible to help you achieve your goals keeping in mind your schedule and cost constraints.

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Listed below are our service offering categories including details of what is typically included.

Technical services

Technical services involve the installation and implementation of software, maps, workflows, etc.

  • Data mapping (any format - X12, XML, ACH, etc.)
  • Workflow development
  • Software installation and configuration
  • Map conversion
  • Map conversion using X-Link (Gentran Unix visual maps to IBM B2B Integrator maps)
  • Software upgrade and conversion
  • REMEDI Framework implementation

Systems analysis

Systems analysis, including health checks and audits, involves reviewing the system to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible and doing all it can do.  

  • System audit
  • Health check
  • Performance tuning

Administration and support

Administration and support services assist with the day-to-day operations of an EDI or integration system.

  • Trading partner on-boarding and testing
  • Manage, communicate, and fix errors and exceptions
  • Liaison between business and technical resources

Training

IBM B2B Integrator training is no longer available through IBM and they are relying on their partners to provide this service.

Each training engagement is different and is adjusted based on the needs of the customer.  A typical training agenda would include:

  • General overview
  • Business Process Modeling Language (BPML)
  • Trading partner setup
  • Communications
  • Mapping
  • Document tracking
  • Operations

Training is available on-site or virtual and can be tailored to any size group.

Managed services

Managed services allow companies to focus on their core business and leave the EDI and integration infrastructure management to REMEDI.

Project management

Project management services keep the project on time and within budget.

  • Identify needed resources
  • Create project timelines and deliverables
  • Schedule and lead project meetings
  • Communicate to project stakeholders
  • Monitor project progress
  • Manage resources and schedule

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B2B Integrator Product Description

Companies are increasingly faced with ever more complex B2B integration challenges across ever more diverse partner communities. IBM Sterling B2B Integrator provides a single, flexible B2B gateway that enables companies to solve all of their B2B integration needs.

  • Boost visibility into and across your supply and demand chains
  • Integrate your B2B communications between your systems and diverse partner communities
  • Streamline business processes across your enterprise boundaries
  • Connect to all of your business partners, despite differences in size, geography or choice of technology

Features and Benefits

Security

  • Identity management, including authorization and authentication
  • Perimeter security at DMZ traversal
  • Role-based data access and system operation
  • Secured mailboxing repository
  • Data transport security (SSL, SFTP/SSH) and data encryption (S/MIME and PGP) support
  • Non-repudiation using the AS2 or AS3 protocol
  • Digital signature support
  • Message- and transport-level security based on WS-Security 1.0 compliance, including WS-I Basic Profile 1.1 and Basic Security Profile 1.0

Communication

  • B2B communication protocols: Web services (SOAP), S/FTP/S client and server, HTTP and HTTP/S, SMTP, AS1, AS2, AS3 and RosettaNet, WebDAV, Zengin TCP/IP, IBM® Sterling Connect:Direct®
  • Policy-based file transfer
  • Multi-gigabyte file handling
  • IPv6 compatible

Business Process Management

  • Graphical process modeling tool
  • Business process execution engine
  • Process abstraction (layered modeling and component reuse)

Integration and Transformation

  • Multi-purpose data transformation engine
    • Traditional EDI: X12, EDIFACT, CII, TRADACOMS, and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)
    • XML standards: OAGi, CIDX, PIDX, and RosettaNet
    • Internet standards for B2B data exchange: RosettaNet RNIF, ebXML, 1SYNC, and EBICS
    • XSLT service to transform XML documents
  • Supports WTX translations
  • Graphic data mapping tool
  • Virtually unlimited file size (up to 50 gigabytes)
  • Validation of inbound and outbound data based on HIPAA rules defined for Level 1 – Level 6
  • Intelligent (content-based) routing
  • Interoperable with .Net 1.1/2.0, Axis 1.x/2.0, Xfire 1.2.6 and Java EES

Community Management

  • Manage and grow trading partner communities
  • Centralized visibility into trading partner communities
  • Reduce error rates
  • Digital certificates deployment
  • Customizable partner configuration
  • Intelligent onboarding with partner self-provisioning

Application Extension and Customization

  • Web services: Support for SOAP, WDSL
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE): Tool to speed custom app/dev work
  • Software Development Kit (SDK): Toolkit to create your own adapters to systems

Back-end Connectivity Adapters

  • Enterprise applications
    • SAP (BAPI, IDOC, and Netweaver), Oracle, PeopleSoft, Vantive, IBM® Sterling Connect:Direct®, IBM® Sterling Connect:Enterprise®
  • EAI messaging platforms
    • IBM WebSphere MQ, Oracle AQ, BEA Tuxedo, TIBCO Rendezvous, Microsoft MSMQ, JMS Queue and Topic
  • Technology
    • JDBC, CORBA, LDAP, command line, file system, EJB, RMI, SNMP trap, JCA, IM (Instant Messaging)

Mobility

IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator Mobile provides monitoring and management of Sterling Integrator processes and status from a mobile digital device, including system status, database growth, and average business process wait time.

  • Monitoring with alerts for Sterling Integrator resources including system status, database growth and average business wait time
  • Run or restart any failed or halted business process
  • Initiate key functions such as manage lock resolution for users and resources, initiate thread/ heap dumps and turn logging on and off

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