B2B integration architecture needs a makeover. When it comes to whether or not it meets the demands of a modern business, many are simply not passing the test. All too often businesses still rely on a veritable soup of integration technology—which is expensive and lacks features like SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Furthermore, a recent analyst survey discovered that more than half of IT managers find legacy B2B landscapes problematic in terms of integrating EDI, supporting partners without EDI capabilities and a whole lot more. As illustrated in the new SAPinsider, here’s a sneak peak at four of the top reasons to modernize B2B architecture:
- Eliminate “Integration Spaghetti”
Spaghetti belongs on a dinner plate. A jumbled mix of B2B components must accommodate various encryption requirements, new protocols, partners and more.
- Integrate File Transfer Functionality
Would you buy one car for work and another for errands? Nope—makes as much sense as one B2B infrastructure for managed file transfer and another for EDI/B2B.
- Conquer B2B-related Big Data
No one wants to go swimming in data, and respondents in one recent survey ranked EDI/B2B supplier community data as one of the most difficult types to work with.
- Strengthen Data Security
Legacy B2B systems lack modern security features that enforce policies, notify of failures and more. Using Web services to transfer files only exacerbates the security gap.
To learn more and read the full list of the eight top reasons legacy B2B has got to go, check out “Does Your B2B Architecture Pass the Test?” in the latest issue of SAPinsider.