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Status Functionality already exists
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 24, 2018

Add native AS4 support to B2BI

We are a global manufacturer who has EDI trading partners in many countries.  In Europe, AS4 is rapidly become a requirement.  We would appreciate having our existing B2BI Solution (IBM Sterling B2BI) continue to be our one stop shop for all trading partner EDI requirements.

Couple of references:

What is your industry? Healthcare
How will this idea be used?

We will be able to continue to utilize our existing B2BI solution for all of our EDI protocol needs, rather than having to install additional servers/software packages and interface them with B2BI.  It will keep existing B2BI customers, who need to support AS4, able to maintain a streamlined EDI configuration and avoid turning their EDI system structure into a patchwork of various servers and software packages.

  • Guest
    Aug 27, 2020

    Thank you for participating in the request for enhancement community. Your input is valuable in shaping the roadmap for the product. We agree that this idea would add value, and have added it to our longer term roadmap. We will continue to monitor this enhancement for interest and adjust priority if needed. If you have any additional questions or concerns please reach out.

  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2018

    B2B Advanced Communications will be able to provide the AS4 support to your existing deployment.

  • Guest
    Aug 27, 2018

    If you are connecting from B2BI to your clients via the IBM VAN today, your requested use case should already be supported by Supply Chain Busuiness Network as part of the PEPPOL offering.

    Today, PEPPOL uses AS2 as the transport mechanism between the respective Service Providers supporting the Buyer + Seller. From mid 2019 the PEPPOL network is planning to begin migration to AS4, however Germany is looking to deploy AS4-based trade sooner, before the end of 2018. Australia + NZ are looking at something similar.

    IBM already supports SCBN Essentials / VAN / Managed Services <--> PEPPOL today, so in the worst case, that you dont have an IBM VAN or Managed Service connection, possibly thats all you need.

    I'm happy to advise more.

    Ger Clancy, PEPPOL + eInvoicing Offering Manager