Sterling Commerce recently announced the launch of Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile, a BtoB integration as-a-Service visibility offering for mobile devices. The application is designed to broaden the company’s mobile application portfolio, which includes Sterling Integrator Mobile and Sterling Control Center Mobile, which were announced in February.
Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile is designed to provide business users with up-to-the-minute visibility into their BtoB transactions. It is also designed to enable customers of Sterling BtoB integration solutions delivered as-a-Service to better manage the electronic document exchange supporting business-critical processes such as purchase orders, remittances and other supply chain operations. Specifically, the application is meant to enable customers to determine the status of a transaction; monitor and take action on errant transactions; and review the actions that trading partners have taken.
According to a 2010 Vanson Bourne OmniBoss Survey on strategies for BtoB integration, 67% of U.S. companies say they predict effectiveness and productivity enhancements as a result of mobile devices increasing visibility of their BtoB data. For companies that look to third-party support for management of their critical BtoB data, such as Sterling BtoB integration as-a-Service customers, Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile is designed to provide the visibility to ensure smooth operations from anywhere, anytime.
“Our customers are exchanging time-sensitive and confidential business-critical documents with their trading partners 24 by 7 and need to be confident that the processes on which those documents rely are running securely and effectively,” said Ken Ramoutar, VP Product and Industry Marketing, at Sterling Commerce.