Lightwell B2B Framework
Capabilities and Benefits

Powerful Capabilities to Reduce Costs, Improve
Operations, and Optimize the Value of Your
B2B Integration Data and Investments

The Lightwell B2B Framework provides:

Over 300 Pre-Built Components

B2B Framework - 300 components

The Lightwell B2B Framework includes over 300 pre-built B2B Integrator components and standardized, rules-based processes for most communication, translation and routing needs. This helps you avoid a significant amount of up-front development costs to get the system up and running, and enables you to adapt the system to your needs through configuration—not coding. In addition, it incorporates best practices into your implementation, while ensuring smooth changes and upgrades in the future.

Simplified Trading Partner Onboarding and Management

simplified trading partner onboarding

B2B Framework reduces trading partner onboarding time from days or weeks to just minutes, and simplifies and streamlines trading partner management. It comes with rules-based configuration and dozens of pre-built process flows out-of-the-box, so no custom development is required to onboard a partner. This helps companies expand rapidly into new markets and geographies faster, adapt quickly to changing business and technical needs, and makes doing business with your company a much more positive experience.

Centralized Visibility and Control

Centralized Visibility and Control

B2B Framework helps you simplify and consolidate all of your B2B integration administration activities. It provides a powerful and easy-to-use interface for managing workflows, searches, and exceptions, while providing end-to-end visibility across all transactions, files and communications. You’ll be able to quickly find everything you need to know about a transaction in one place, and spend far less time searching, tracking, auditing and remediating B2B transactions.

Easy Re-Processing and Re-Sending

Easy reprocessing and resending

With just a couple of mouse clicks, you can easily re-process or re-send messages and documents to address a single transaction issue or many — without needing to involve other systems.

360 Degree Life Cycle Tracking

360 degree life cycle tracking

You can quickly find related transactions using a wide variety of business and technical search criteria. You’ll be able to easily find and track all transactions that pertain to the life cycle of any workflow, saving you a great deal of time and effort.

End-to-End Visibility

End to End Visibility

You can quickly locate a transaction and drill down into the details to find out where a transaction was sent or received, the times that each workflow step occurred, and the communications and protocols used. You’ll be able to provide technical and business details to internal departments and to partners as needed, while significantly reducing the time and effort involved.

Secure, Role-Based Self-Service Access

Self service access

In addition to better equipping your IT staff to quickly address partner and internal inquiries, B2B Framework enables your company to offer self-service, role-based access to select business users and partners. Through a secure, self-service portal, non-technical individuals—both internal and external—can easily resolve questions and issues about transactions and status on their own—without IT involvement.

Highly-Configurable, Role-Based Dashboards and Reporting

Dashboards and reporting

 

With B2B Framework, select individuals across the enterprise—including business executives, technical managers, and sales, service and marketing staff—can log in via Web browser to view their own dashboard containing the reports they specify. Based on their role and individual permissions they can easily configure what they want to see and how they want to see it. This gives them access to valuable B2B data that matter most to them for improving the business, while reducing the burden on IT.

Support for IBM Transformation Extender (ITX) and ITX Advanced

Support for ITX and ITXA

In addition, companies using IBM Transformation Extender and IBM Transformation Extender Advanced for the transformation of high-volume, complex, and industry standard transactions will benefit from greater visibility, lifecycle tracking, improved reporting, faster identification of errors, and rapid reprocessing capabilities. They’ll be able to identify and address problems quickly—right within the B2B Framework interface—while avoiding costly errors.

A Single Interface for Managing and Optimizing Multiple Solutions

Single interface for multiple solutions

With the ability to support multiple IBM B2B integration solutions, B2B Framework can help your company leverage the best combination of capabilities for your needs, while centralizing and simplifying management tasks and reporting.

Tight Coupling with SAP

SAP Integration with B2B Integrator

B2B Framework: SAP edition provides an out-of-the-box B2B processing environment to integrate SAP applications with IBM Sterling B2B Integrator.  It supports the exchange of a full range of SAP IDoc status messages, with no custom business development required. You’ll be able to quickly see all transaction status details in one place.

Contact Us to Learn More

Whether you’re just beginning your IBM Sterling Integrator implementation or are looking to extend the value of current B2B integration system by improving operational efficiencies, B2B Framework will help you achieve greater benefits and higher ROI.  Contact Lightwell to discuss your needs and view a demo of the solution today.