Aspect No. 2: Collaboration of People and Processes Across Entire Value Chain
Aspect No. 2: Collaboration of people and processes across entire value chain
Once enterprises gain access to transparent, shared information, the next step is to enable the correct controls to ensure that the information is leveraged effectively. One of the many virtues of multienterprise collaboration (although less understood) is that it serves up clean and actionable data, enabling a better sense-and-respond network.
Most importantly, up-front collaboration enables back-end enterprise applications to function more effectively. Enterprises need to extricate themselves from the landlocked, internal architectures and embrace the cloud for collaborating across a distributed network of partners to drive better results. Cloud-based, multienterprise solutions eliminate potential collaboration hurdles across distributed teams and deliver:
1. Complete visibility and control of the partner network
2. Workflows that seamlessly and rapidly connect people and processes across multiple tiers in the ecosystem
3. Partner adoption and "stickiness" by providing various means of collaboration via both connected and disconnected modes, including Excel clients, mobile devices, e-mail and user-configurable Web user interfaces
4. Clean, reliable data that improves internal planning processes and execution efficiency
Supply chain collaboration is about collaborative business processes; that is, processes that inherently live in the network and support the all-important value proposition of providing clean data to gain near-real-time visibility and control across the extended network.