Connectivity Solutions

b2box®

The b2box® Connectivity Solution is a stand alone offering for organizations that want direct electronic exchange of business documents with multiple trading partners. The b2box offering combines a full-fledged On-demand B2B integration server and Amalto Integration and Application Management services.

Fully customizable connectors allow deep and on the-fly integration with your back-end system(s) and documents transformation using your format and connectivity protocol specifications.

Amalto also offers a customized PIDX b2box, for the Oil and Gas Industry that is pre-packaged with connectors to perform PIDX documents exchange with Trading Partners.

Attributes

  • Ready for production with specific connectors developed for your back-end(s) using your custom specifications in terms of connectivity protocols, AS2, Web Services, HTTP/S Post, RNIF, REST, Secure FTP, SFTP, etc., and document formats including CSV, XML, EDI, other proprietary formats.
  • A large number of connectivity options for your Trading Partners are available: Directly using AS2, HTTP/S, RNIF or any other connectivity protocol available on Internet and also via the Amalto e-Business Cloud.
  • Operations use the rich web user interface or by call upon the available set of exposed web services.
  • Complete queuing system of inbound and outbound documents and the ability to reprocess documents at any time.
  • Monitoring is provided by automated e-mail notifications and access via the rich user interface.
  • All monitoring, application support, reprocessing and incident resolution remotely performed by the Amalto Support Team, shielding your organization teams from interactions with the b2box.
  • Easily scalable for on-board additional Trading Partners.
  • Direct telephone and e-mail support is provided.

Best Fit For

  • Organizations with moderate to high volume of transactions (from 50 transactions per month) that want the ability to connect directly with multiple Trading Partners.
  • Organizations that transact with Trading Partners of varying technical capabilities; calling for a wide variety of options (portal, portal+, downloadable software) to be available for these partners to connect.
  • Need deep back-end, on the fly integration.
  • Choose the b2box On-Premise if you want to implement the solution behind the firewall or deploy it in On-Demand mode, benefiting from the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of on a hosted solution.

Pricing b2box (On-Premise or On-Demand)

Setup fee: covers the service provided by Amalto to set up the b2box.

Starting from 18,000 USD for the first back-end batch integration on 3 document types exchanged with one Trading Partner.

Additional setup fee per new Trading Partner and per new business document type.

Subscription fee: covers license rental, proactive application support and monitoring. Yearly subscription fee depends on the number of connected Trading Partners, number of business document types (Invoices, POs,...). Unlimited number of Transactions.

Supported protocols & formats

Protocols: HTTPS, AS2, RNIF, FTPS, SFTP, SMTP.

Formats: xCBL, PIDX, cXML, Edifact, EDI X12, TXML...

Use this interactive matrix to choose the Connectivity Solutions that best fits your needs, depending upon the volume of transactions, depth of integration, specificity of Business Documents Formats and Custom Business Rules and your preference to host your solution On-Premise or On-Demand.

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