Software AG’s webMethods B2B Cloud streamlines business transactions

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Software AG has launched webMethods B2B Cloud, a partner integration-as-a-service (PIaaS) suite designed to tackle the key processes of business transactions with external partners.

Available now, the service extends the digital transformation firm’s webMethods Cloud portfolio, providing enterprises with the necessary integration, mediation, orchestration, automation and optimisation of transactions.

Built on Software AG’s Trading Networks, webMethods B2B Cloud includes rapid partner onboarding and management functionality, electronic data interchange (EDI) support (ANSI X12), as well as end-to-end visibility and monitoring across all transactions.

"The launch of webMethods B2B Cloud reinforces our commitment to make all our industry-leading software available in the cloud,” said Wolfram Jost, chief technology officer at Software AG. “This new cloud offering delivers robust and secure partner integration as a service and supports out-of-the-box document formats and processing rules as desired by businesses in order to connect safely with their suppliers, distributors, and other trading partners and comply with strict SLAs (service level agreements)."

As the platform is cloud-based, enterprises can take advantage of the associated reduced hardware, maintenance and IT infrastructure costs, as well as receiving optimal system performance and security. This, according to the company, enables the timely and secure transfer of critical documents such as invoices, purchase orders, advanced shipping notices (ASNs), and more.

"We have ensured that webMethods B2B Cloud has retained the industry’s fastest onboarding functionality, which ensures businesses can define partner identities and contact information in minutes,” Subhash Ramachandran, senior vice president at Software AG’s Product Management and Marketing division.

“Equally importantly, since webMethods B2B Cloud can seamlessly connect B2B processes with back-end systems, such as those from SAP and Oracle, it is possible to deploy, orchestrate, and automate essential processes and transactions to further enhance partner integration.”

More than 4,000 global businesses already credit the webMethods portfolio as being integral in enhancing their operational efficiency and delivering differentiated offerings, including 7-Eleven, Bosch, Chevron, Lidl and Nissan.

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