Oxford Consulting, a leading provider of information technology (IT) consulting services to the Global 2000, announced the release of B2B Framework® 2.0, an update to B2B Framework® for IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator today at the IBM IMPACT 2011 Global Conference in Las Vegas.
B2B Framework provides a set of generic business processes for all Sterling B2B Integrator-supported communication protocols. It enables consistent tracking and error notification for all message and document processing. B2B Framework 2.0 features a highly configurable Document Management Interface (DMI) which can be run as an embedded portlet within Sterling B2B Integrator. It also includes an external browser-based Document Visibility Interface (DVI) that provides selective access to documents for both internal users and external partners.
Significant enhancements have been incorporated into the core B2B Framework business processes in this latest release, including support for PGP, RND & VDA and a streamlined process for routing XML messages. The upgrades were developed to help clients reduce implementation time, improve efficiency, and save money.
"By including Oxford Consulting's B2B Framework as a core component to our IBM Sterling B2B Integrator project, we reduced the overall project cost and shorten the project time line considerably," said Timothy Szal, Senior Technical Consultant, Alcon Labs.
"This was accomplished by leveraging the Framework existing (proven) standard business processes. Without their (B2B) Framework, development cost would have soared and project completion estimates would have missed their targets," said Szal.
"We are very pleased to release B2B Framework 2.0 to our user community, incorporating many of the features our customers have been asking for," said Trevor Richards, Chief Technology Officer, Oxford Consulting. "With 2.0, organizations can now securely and easily connect to global business partners without any additional client side software, making 100% trading partner connectivity a reality," Richards continued.
B2B Framework 2.0 is available for all current versions of IBM Sterling B2B Integrator at no additional cost to B2B Framework customers under current maintenance contracts.
About Oxford Consulting
Since 1998, Oxford Consulting, a leading information technology consulting firm, has successfully partnered with hundreds of mid-market and Global 2000 clients throughout the United States to develop, implement, and support their technology portfolios. By focusing on sound business strategies, and a core set of proven products and services, Oxford Consulting has helped deliver value-based solutions that provide flexibility and adaptability for the future.