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A strategic approach to optimising your value chain

The future of business-to-business (B2B) integration is in the cloud. As electronic data interchange (EDI) continues to grow increasingly vital to synchronising hundreds or thousands of B2B relationships, forward-looking organisations are transitioning their commerce networks to a cloud model to reduce cost and complexity. They're able to strengthen collaboration with partners and improve agility to meet fast-changing demands on a global scale.

In fact, the research consultancy Ovum predicts that global spend on cloud-based integration will grow at a 31 per cent compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2018, reaching $3.7 billion (£2.3 billion). Yet a B2B cloud integration strategy is not to be undertaken lightly. For all its rewards, a cloud approach that's poorly conceived, executed and managed confronts organisations with significant risk. A well informed strategy and selecting the right B2B cloud business partner is essential to your success.

This ebook presents an overview of the B2B integration landscape: its challenges, its opportunities, and the approaches that leading organisations follow in developing a robust and scalable EDI solution. It also summarises the IBM B2B Cloud Services offering, with real-world examples of how companies are leveraging the IBM cloud to excel amid escalating global complexity, demand volatility and new customer requirements.

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