Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the immediate availability of webMethods B2B Cloud, a new Partner Integration-as-a-Service (PIaaS). webMethods B2B Cloud provides enterprises with the integration, mediation, orchestration, automation, and optimization of key business transactions with external partners.
webMethods B2B Cloud is built on Software AG’s industry leading Trading Networks and includes its rapid partner onboarding and management functionality, EDI (electronic data interchange) support (ANSI X12), and end-to-end visibility and monitoring across all transactions. As part of Software AG’s multi-function iPaaS arising from the Built.io acquisition, webMethods B2B Cloud further extends the webMethods Cloud portfolio with partner integration along with Software AG’s existing cloud integration, IoT and API Management capabilities.
Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer, Software AG, said: “The launch of webMethods B2B Cloud reinforces our commitment to make all our industry-leading software available in the cloud. This new cloud offering delivers robust and secure partner integration as a service and supports out-of-the-box document formats and processing rules as desired by businesses in order to connect safely with their suppliers, distributors, and other trading partners and comply with strict SLAs (service level agreements).”
Because it is a cloud offering, webMethods B2B Cloud enjoys all the traditional benefits of reduced hardware, maintenance and IT infrastructrure costs, while also receiving optimal system performance and robust security. Software AG provides and maintains all necessary platform infrastructure and performs all technical maintenance activities ensuring the timely and secure transfer of mission critical documents such as advanced shipping notices (ASNs), invoices, purchase orders, quotations, and much more.
Subhash Ramachandran, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, noted: “We have ensured that webMethods B2B Cloud has retained the industry’s fastest onboarding functionality, which ensures businesses can define partner identities and contact information in minutes. Equally importantly, since webMethods B2B Cloud can be seamlessly connect B2B processes with backend systems, such as those from SAP and Oracle, it is possible to deploy, orchestrate, and automate essential processes and transactions to further enhance partner integration.”
More than 4,000 global businesses, including 7-Eleven, Bosch, Chevron, Lidl, and Nissan, regard the webMethods portfolio as integral in enhancing their operational efficiency and delivering differentiated offerings.
webMethods B2B Cloud is part of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform, which is an adaptable technology layer that fits into but does not replace an organization’s existing IT landscape. It enables a readiness that allows for the rapid adoption of current and future technologies and market disruptions with a platform for the ever-evolving digital world. Based on a single architecture and release cycle, the Software AG solution is an integrated platform enabling multiple digital use cases.