Sterling App Makes B2B More Visible
Visibility Manager lets users have better insight into transactions that IT systems perform with partners.Sterling Commerce announced at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., last week the first fruits of its Multi-Enterprise Services Architecture that takes on supply chain functionality. Visibility Manager, part of the Dublin, Ohio, companys Collaboration Network for business processes, lets users have better insight into transactions that IT systems perform with partners. The software provides visibility into transactions at the process and document levels by capturing information as it flows through the Collaboration Networkfrom the point where that data is generated.
Using the data it has collected, Visibility Manager provides a single user interface whereby users can control each step in the order-to-invoice business process. Visibility Manager uses a business rules modeler to set up actions that identify and help fix issues, and it creates automatic alerts to keep users informed of its progress. At the same time, users can create customized reports in Visibility Manager that track key performance indicators.