B2B Gateway Simplifies Integration
Business-to-business sites struggling with integration among trading partners, across the firewall and over the Internet now have help in the form of a new integration tool.Business-to-business sites struggling with integration among trading partners, across the firewall and over the Internet now have help in the form of a new integration tool. BroadVision Inc., of Redwood City, Calif., and WebMethods Inc., of Fairfax, Va., announced this week the availability of BroadVision B2B Gateway, built on WebMethods integration platform. The tool is the first fruit of a deal inked earlier this year in which the pair agreed to bundle products.
The jointly developed B2B Gateway integrates data from back-end systems such as enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and supply chain management into dynamic Web sites. It also offers an information exchange across trading networks, with transformation of multiple data sources supported through interoperability standards such as XML (Extensible Markup Language), CXML (Commerce XML), EDI (electronic data interchange), OBI (Open Buying on the Internet), BizTalk and RosettaNet over the Net, said officials. Aimed at users looking to hook into e-commerce platforms and integrate with key suppliers and customers, Gateways prebuilt on-ramps let suppliers quickly connect to e-marketplaces while allowing users to easily integrate with partners, officials said.