Sterling Creates B2B Bridge to UCCnet

New service lets customers send information using an existing connection to Sterling's Information Broker network.

Business integration software provider Sterling Commerce announced on Wednesday new software geared toward helping users more easily send information to UCCnets GLOBALregistry, without worrying about new format and communication protocol requirements.

The Sterling Bridge Service allows customers to send information in their desired format using the connection theyve always had to Sterlings Information Broker network. It allows this by transforming that information into the required XML document schemas and transporting the data via EDI INT AS2—the Internet protocol for transporting electronic data—to the global registry.

A key requirement to keeping costs under control is to leverage existing infrastructure and processes, according to Sam Starr, president and CEO of Sterling Commerce, in Columbus, Ohio—something the Sterling Bridge Services enables.

UCCNets registry provides a global product directory where independent data repositories interface, allowing users to achieve a common understanding of the product information they share—regardless of its format.

Some of Sterlings additional network bridge services include connectivity to Internet-based exchanges, U.S. Customs, business and banks.