Business integration refers to the comprehensive digital strategy that enables the integration, automation and optimization of key business processes that connect an organization with its trading partners – customers, suppliers, logistics companies, and financial institutions.
Successful businesses define and implement business integrations with its external partners by defining data, messages and file exchange via inter-company business processes. Business integration requires proper technology architecture to enable collaborative relationships that drives modern supply chain.
A well-designed business integration leads to:
According to IDC Manufacturing Insights, by 2020, over 60% of companies will rely on digital platforms ‘that enhance their investments in ecosystems and experiences and support as much as 30% of their overall revenue’.
Understand Data Flows
We thoroughly collect all data flows across various workflows (both systems and interfaces) and understand the formats of data such as XML, EDI, spread. We focus also on volumes, patterns and frequencies of data to help in throughput capabilities to optimize for processors, storage space, communication capabilities. We also look at the volume pattern of various data to assess the constraints on existing systems and plan for any adjustments in the systems.
Evaluate Business Processes:
We emphasize in understanding business processes that control the flow of data and how they are affected by data volume.
We evaluate and recommend options on how proposed integration will fit into existing processes:
• Is the integration part of a long-running process that spans departmental boundaries?
• How about company boundaries?
• What if the communications method that transports the outbound data uses a single-threaded blocking model?
B2B Integrations at two levels:
Tekdynamics will help recommend and implement both forms of B2B Integration using variety of integration tools
Data integration: Wherever paper and physical means of information exchanged, will be replaced with digital data transfer between trading partners. Very first digital form of B2B integration was called EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
People Integration: To enable effective communication and tight collaboration between various partnering companies, people level integration is required. E.g partner, supplier onboarding.
We follow closely SCM World’s five-stage path to B2B integration maturity. We study and evaluate your current B2B integration maturity and devise strategies to get to you the highest level of maturity.
According to a survey of global companies, the average score for B2B maturity was 2.8 on a scale of 5. That represents a great deal of work to be done across organizations to reach the level 5.
Transactional This stage involves the tactical execution of siloed, reactive processes using manual technology.
Informative In the next stage, key trading partners engage together in foundational business processes, but with limited digital visibility.
Analytical Collaborative insight across the supply chain is now possible through the aggregation and analysis of connected digital demand and supply data.
Relational A responsive B2B integration network enables integration and collaboration with most trading partners across multi-tier demand and supply networks.
Generative In the final stage, profitable growth cycles are driven by end-to-end digital integration throughout the entire end-to-end value chain.
We implement your business integrations using WebMethods, Dell Boomi, MuleSoft technologies.
We help you through every stage of your journey to through your digital transformation by:
Connect: When your data is well connected to your systems, processes and people breaking siloes, it enables better decision making and faster innovation.
Modernize: Streamline operation and reduce costs by moving to technologies and build foundation to future.
Transform: Create an execute on a vision to deliver digital experience to your clients with quality, speed and intuitiveness.
Innovative: Leverage your readily available data across various parts of your organization to create new products, services and innovate on new business models to drive revenue and profit growth.