GXS Templatizes App Integration
The latest iteration of GXS's data integration broker lets companies map supply chain processes to specific business objectives, view metrics and act on exception events.Business-to-business e-commerce network provider GE Global eXchange Services has upgraded its enterprise platform. With the Enterprise System 7.5 e-Commerce Visibility Manager, announced this week, GXS is bringing business process capabilities to a new level, according to officials in Gaithersburg, Md. The latest iteration of GXSs data integration broker incorporates BPI (business process integration), which allows companies to map supply chain processes to specific business objectives, view metrics and act on exception events. The platform manages thousands of suppliers connecting to GXS or connecting directly to buyers in a private network.
With 7.5, GXS has introduced new functionality, including BPI workflow templates for exception handling and functional acknowledgement tracking and reconciliation two key components preventing stock outs for suppliers. Also new is support for secure Internet connectivity using the S-FTP and AS2 protocols. AS2 is the protocol to send either Electronic Data Interchange or XML in an authenticated manner over the Internet.