APIs Extend Your Reach

 

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.

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Real Time B2B                                        Integration

Real Time B2B Integration

APIs enable real-time integration and complement traditional B2B technologies like EDI and MFT.

Simplified Partner Onboarding

Simplified Partner Onboarding

APIs can address the frustration, complexity, and cost of B2B onboarding.

Connection to Online Marketplaces

Connection to Online Marketplaces

B2B APIs enable manufacturers to connect directly to online selling channels.

EDI Transfer Automation

EDI Transfer Automation

APIs allow EDI transfers to be automated and integrated as part of a hybrid integration platform.

Manufacturing Use Case

This is a picture of a delivery containing a bottle of hand sanitizer. The photograph represents a Remedi client use case for APIs. During the pandemic, Remedi helped this manufacturer of hand sanitizer pivot away from traditional distribution channels and connect to online marketplaces like Walmart and Amazon.

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.

Distribution Use Case

This is a picture of a dual cooling fan unit which goes inside computer cabinets to illustrate a Remedi use case for APIs. The use case is for parts distributors interested in using APIs to give customers the ability to purchase parts online 24/7, check on parts by availability, description, brand name, or SKU, and see prices all in real time.

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 potential for delivery and satisfaction issues due to out of date information or limited self-serve options; increased opportunity to protect and grow market share.