APIs make it possible to innovate faster, find new
customers, and connect data and devices across the digital ecosystem.
Remedi makes it possible to add API layers within your existing integration
architecture or migrate to a more versatile solution.
APIs or EDI?
In today’s digitally-driven economy, the question isn’t whether to invest in EDI or APIs.
Both are essential components in a modern B2B integration solution suite.
Fast and lightweight, APIs are rapidly changing how B2B enterprises do business, with expanding libraries that make using them affordable.
At the same time, EDI remains the bedrock of B2B ecommerce, with more than 78% of all B2B transactions totaling seven trillion in annual sales.1
1. Digital Commerce 360, The 2020 B2B eCommerce Market Report
B2B Integration Gaps APIs Can Fill
Remedi is helping companies of all sizes in a broad mix of industries accelerate their use of APIs to support the demand for real-time visibility, 24/7 self-serve B2B ecommerce, as well as integrate mobile and IoT data endpoints.
Real Time B2B Integration
APIs enable real-time integration and complement traditional B2B technologies like EDI and MFT.
Simplified Partner Onboarding
APIs can address the frustration, complexity, and cost of B2B onboarding.
Connection to Online Marketplaces
B2B APIs enable manufacturers to connect directly to online selling channels.
EDI Transfer Automation
APIs allow EDI transfers to be automated and integrated as part of a hybrid integration platform.
Manufacturing Use Case
Fast Pivot to Online Marketplaces During Pandemic
Situation: Grocery channel distribution backlogs were impeding timely deliveries during a period of high demand, suppressing sales as a result.
Solution: Deploy IBM Sterling B2B Integrator as the middleware translator to allow the company to consume ecommerce-designed APIs and connect to Amazon, Walmart, and Shopify in a matter of weeks.
Impact on Business: The omnichannel solution drove higher sales at the outset of the pandemic and the company is better insulated from future supply chain disruptions.
24/7 Self-Serve Capabilities for Third-Party Customers
Scenario:A global components warehouse and distributor finds itself in danger of losing business to competitors offering with real-time inventory and price/quantity queries.
Solution: Use IBM Sterling B2B Integrator with API layers to act as a gateway for third-party distributors and manufacturing customers to connect and query parts by SKU, description or brand name; check pricing and product status including out-of-stock or no longer available; enable order entry and tracking.
Potential Impact on Business: Reduced opportunity for delivery and satisfaction issues due to out of date information or limited self-serve options; increased ability to protect and grow market share.