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B2B Integration (B2Bi) Suite


Adeptia Business to Business Integration (B2Bi) Suite is an enterprise-class software product that is designed to integrate CUSTOMER and PARTNER DATA with ANY APPLICATION or DATABASE using industry standards such as EDI, EDIFACT, RosettaNet, HIPAA/HL7, ACORD AL3/XML etc. It combines process centric and services (SOA) based approach with application and partner integration. B2B Integration Suite easily and quickly automates data flows and connects internal applications with external partners using industry-specific standards.

B2B Integration Suite is a web-based, graphical, easy to use solution that allows customers to integrate disparate information sources, databases and software applications both within an enterprise and across customers, vendors and business partners. These integration data flows can be implemented within hours and days and they can be setup to run automatically in the background without intervention unless there are any errors or exceptions. Common B2B integration scenarios such as mapping EDI, HL7 or RosettaNet messages to XML or internal databases can be done very quickly and easily.

Adeptia is UNIQUE because it enables automation of not just system-to-system (straight thru) and partner-to-system data flows but also the more common SYSTEM-TO-HUMAN business processes where business users need to interact with running data flows to view information, correct errors and resubmit data if needed. Another unique attribute of Adeptia is that it includes a WEB PORTAL and the design studio is completely web-based and so it is really easy for business analysts to configure functionality in Adeptia and for business users to track partner messages and correct errors. Finally, Adeptia Suite is based on CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES such as Java, Web and XML and it leverages state-of-the-art frameworks such as Process-centric approach and Services-based (SOA) architecture.

Adeptia B2B Integration software includes all the functionality of the Adeptia Integration Suite and ETL Suite products. It allows companies to "centrally manage" all their integration interfaces from one, web-based application. All the trading partner configurations, application touch-points, database connections, protocols, Web Services, formats and schemas, mapping rules, data validations, triggers, alerts and notifications, partner message tracking and run-time logs are all managed from one place. On an ongoing basis, as rules and formats change, this approach really simplifies the process of maintaining all the interfaces and data bridges.

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B2B Integration Suite includes rich and comprehensive support for all the industry standards that are utilized in today’s world of electronic commerce – including pre-built data dictionaries, schemas and message formats (such as EDI, EDIFACT, RosettaNet, HIPAA/HL7, ACORD AL3/XML) as well as pre-built secure communications and Managed File Transfer (MFT) functionality that includes pre-built connections for dozens of Value Added Networks (VANs) as well as secure internet communications protocols such as AS1, AS2, AS3, SFTP, FTPS, OFTP, MLLP, ebMS etc.

Adeptia B2B Integration Suite offers IT staff an easy and simple way to deliver highly complex process based integration for changing business needs. This enterprise-class software allows companies to leverage the Internet by deploying extended enterprise processes that link partners, suppliers and customers. Integration Suite is based on JAVA and XML technology. It combines powerful data transport functionality with comprehensive data mapping and transformation capabilities. It is perfectly suited for Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Business to Business integration (B2Bi) scenarios.

This product has the following key components:

  • Design Studio is a web-browser based collaborative environment for IT staff and business analysts to collaborate to design, configure and manage data flows, setup trading partner profiles and manage message tracking.
  • Services Repository is a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based library of reusable objects such as data flows, schemas, mapping rules, workflow tasks, web services components and trading partner profiles that have been created using the Design Studio.
  • Execution Engine is a run-time component that triggers, manages, routes and tracks the running of the data flows.

Adeptia B2B Integration Suite is a proven product that has been deployed by hundreds of customers who are utilizing it for various mission-critical solutions. It provides enterprise-class scalability and performance that enables customers to process very high volume of messages and gigabytes of data on a daily basis. It can be configured in a clustered mode for scaling performance and for redundancy or failover. It provides automatic ability to send notifications and alerts, recover failed transactions and archive messages.

Key Features

Adeptia B2B Integration (B2Bi) Suite is a unified, packaged solution that offers all the features and functionality that one would need in a complete process-centric, SOA-based Integration Suite. This includes the following capabilities:

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  • Trading Partner Management is accessible via the built-in web-portal for users to easily and quickly configure trading partner profiles as well as rules for handling inbound and outbound relationships. A centralized repository offers a single view to reduce trading partner administration. ...Read More

  • Managed File Transfer is the comprehensive, industry leading secure communications module that provides full data security with encryption, guaranteed delivery, VAN connectivity and high volume file transferring capabilities including Drummond-certified support for standard protocols such as AS2, AS3, ebMS etc....Read More

  • Standards Data Dictionaries and pre-built message schemas are included for ANSI X12 EDI, EDIFACT, RosettaNet, HIPAA/HL7, ACORD AL3/XML etc. This simplifies the task of mapping the data from (or into) these messages to internal formats and databases.

  • Process Designer is a web-based design tool to help IT staff collaborate with business analysts (if needed) to easily create and document their data flows, routing rules and business processes in a highly graphical, intuitive way. The designed process can be exported to a PDF format document for sharing and archiving.

  • Data Mapper is another web-based, graphical design tool that makes it really easy to specify ETL, mapping, validation and data cleansing rules to process the incoming information. Even very complex rules can be easily specified without writing any code. The Data Mapper supports Any-to-Any mapping, meaning transformation rules can be applied where sources and targets are in any different formats. This tool includes a library of functions which can be pre-created and reused again and again. Finally, the Data Mapper has a "preview" capability to see actual source and target data, while the rules are being specified, if the source data file is available

  • Rules based Routing allows complex data flows with complex rules to be specified such that routing of data, workflow tasks and information can be affected automatically in the process flows at run-time.

  • Workflow Automation is available in the Adeptia B2B Integration solution to allow manual human workflow tasks to be automated. This allows business users to interact with running data flows.

  • Data Schemas and Protocols capability is included to support processing of data in any format whether it is Text or CSV, XML, any Databases (such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Suite, DB2, Sybase), EDI, HIPAA, ACORD AL3, any Fixed-Length file format, or any other format. Any format can be a source or a Target in a data flow. Adeptia also supports all the data transport protocols to connect with various applications and systems.

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  • Portal functionality including management of users and roles and their relationships, permissions based access and secure login access are some of the capabilities included in this solution.

  • Task Manager is pre-built into this Integration solution to allow business users to see which tasks are waiting for them, their priorities and their due dates. Managers can see the Task Managers of their subordinates and they have the ability to reassign tasks if needed. This is useful for users to fix any data errors or make any decisions before data is processed and end-systems updated.

  • Document Management is included in the Adeptia B2B Integration software and it allows users to upload and download documents securely and then track documents related to the various instances of the data flows.

  • Real-time and Batch Triggers are available built into the solution. These allow flexibility in determining how the implemented integration solutions (data flows) will be executed. These can be simple scheduled triggers to run certain data flows at specific times or they can be real-time triggers that execute data flows based on certain events such as a file being dropped in an FTP folder or an email is received.

  • Custom Service Plug-in capability allows important extensibility in this solution because any existing external programs, in any programming language, can be plugged-in as a service in the B2B Integration Suite and can be reused at any time in any data flows. This allows organizations to leverage existing work and move their existing interfaces into a "services-based" solution where everything can be centrally managed.

  • Web Services in an important capability that is fully supported and included with the Adeptia product. Web Services client allows, within any process, an ability to access any web service and exchange data. Web Services provider is also available to expose any business process as a Web Service to other applications.

  • Multi Platform Support is available because Adeptia B2B Integration Suite has been developed on Java/J2EE platform allowing it to be deployed on any operating system. Adeptia B2B Integration Suite install packages are tested, certified and available for Windows, Linux, and other Unix platforms such as Sun Solaris providing maximum flexibility for customers.

  • High Performance is important when processing bulk data and Adeptia Business to Business Integration Suite is designed to easily handle very large data volumes in a robust, efficient and graceful manner.


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Adeptia B2B Integration (B2Bi) Suite is a complete software solution that helps companies fully automate their partner and customer data flows and integration interfaces. Some of the main benefits of the Adeptia solution are:

  • Centrally Manage all Integrations: Adeptia B2B Integration Suite allows companies to centrally manage, from a single product, all the Connections, Formats, Protocols, Mapping Rules, Triggers, Exception Handling and Data Flows for all your applications, customers and trading partners

  • Ease of Use: Adeptia has really made the work of setting up trading partner profiles, designing and automating data flows and integration touch-points very simple, easy and painless. Everything is graphical and wizard-driven, there is no need for any coding except for rare custom type of situations. This makes the advantages and benefits of the B2B Integration solution accessible to everyone. Adeptia takes a simple, 3-step process for creating integrations: Design the flow, Configure the services, Deploy the solution.

  • Rapid Implementation: The ease of use and collaborative environment in Adeptia significantly reduces the time it takes to design and automate data flows. Adeptia offers pre-built data flow templates for quick configuration and deployment.

  • Cost effective: Adeptia B2B Integration software is attractively priced and is available on a subscription pricing model. This significantly reduces the size of the budget needed and also reduces the risk of trying this solution. This is another factor that makes the advantages and benefits of B2B Integration Suite accessible to everyone.

  • important because most data flows are part of business processes and they require some data or information to be brought to the business user to review and make decisions.

  • Ease of maintenance: Adeptia is based on a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach. This increases reusability and simplifies the process of making enhancements and changes to flows and business rules.

  • Enhance customer service: by improving the speed and throughput of information, orders, invoices, payments and shipments while eliminating errors inherent in keying and re-keying

  • Increase cash flow: by reducing your invoicing and payment cycles.

  • Improve your company’s competitive advantage: by opening opportunities with customers and suppliers to communicate and service them better.

  • Connect trading partners: with your business processes and systems.

Problems Solved

Adeptia B2B Integration Suite is a flexible software product that is an ideal platform to create many types of partner connectivity solutions and address different types of integration needs. Partner and Customer Integration solutions offer a number of business benefits to companies. Some of the common uses of the Adeptia B2Bi software are listed below :

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  • Partner to Internal Application Integration: Adeptia Business to Business Integration Suite is perfectly well-suited for the typical partner integration scenarios commonly found when creating interfaces from partner data (such as EDI, EDIFACT, HL7, RosettaNet) to various back-end systems and databases. This solution allows an organization to receive and automatically process files in different formats from various sources. This solution, for the first time in a single product, allows companies to extend their internal business processes to encompass external entities.

  • Internal Application to Partner Integration: Many B2B Integration Suite customers use this solution to connect internal applications and databases more easily and quickly with external organizations whether they are suppliers, partners, customers, distributors and regulatory bodies. This solution allows an organization to automatically extract and process internal data into standards based files in different formats and then deliver them securely to various external entities.

  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI): Even in scenarios where the primary integration need is not B2Bi, there is still a need to connect with at least one back-end application or database either as a source or target. Adeptia Suite can act as an Integration Broker and can connect with any message queue or Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) using the built-in JMS protocol to exchange transactional or bulk messages.

  • Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) for Business Intelligence (BI): The ease of use and collaborative environment in Adeptia significantly reduces the time it takes to design and automate data flows. Adeptia offers pre-built data flow templates for quick configuration and deployment.

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Integration: Adeptia B2B Integration Suite is ideally suited to create automatic data interfaces between internal application and applications located in the cloud. Further, it is attractively priced and is available on a subscription pricing model. This significantly reduces the size of the budget needed and also reduces the risk of trying this solution.

  • Integration Middleware: Adeptia software with its services repository is ideal for use as an SOA integration middleware where all the services and data flows can be created, managed and tracked from a single web-based interface.

  • Services SOA Enablement: Many organizations have initiatives to extend their investments in legacy, existing applications by creating a services layer as a front-end to them. The adoption of Web Services has accelerated this trend and has made Web Services Enablement a credible integration strategy. Adeptia provides all the functionality needed to create a web services layer because it includes not only the Web Services client capability but also the ability to publish data flows as Web Services thus allowing business functions and integration APIs to be created for older applications.

  • Automating process that span partners and customers: Engage customers and partners to work more closely with your organization in key processes that enable significant cost savings and improved customer experience.

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    • Product & Price Availability
    • Purchase Order or Invoice Exchange
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