webMethods Inc. (Nasdaq:WEBM), the leading provider of business-to-business integration (B2Bi) solutions, unveiled on Wednesday (Oct 11) webMethods B2B.com, a hosted solution that enables Global 2000 companies and major B2B trading exchanges to rapidly deploy trading networks of any size and accelerate the implementation process of thousands of partners by up to 50 percent.
In addition, webMethods also released Value Added Services, a complementary set of pre-packaged integrations that expand the functionality of a trading network to include shipping, credit check, logistics, and transaction security and authorization.
As webMethods continues to expand its Value Added Services, the full spectrum of solutions will include providers of network infrastructure services such as security and archiving; application services including auctioning and trading partner registration; and business-level services such as financial and credit services, logistics and quality assurance.
Value Added Services include Dun & Bradstreet e-commerce solutions for identifying business partners and qualifying them based on their credit and payment history, FedEx Corp. shipping and tracking, Logistics.com optimization-based technology to shippers and transport providers, Slam Dunk Networks network connectivity, and VeriSign authentication and validation services.
Through webMethods B2B.com, Global 2000 companies and B2B marketplaces in virtually every industry can provide their trading partners access to all the resources and expertise they need to rapidly deploy, support and extend their marketplace, trading exchange or corporate hub.
webMethods B2B.com can help companies quickly deploy a trading network with best practice templates, infrastructure software, a data mapping repository and rapid integration teams. webMethods B2B.com also provides the operators of a trading network with functionality for trading partner management, integration information and troubleshooting, and a 24×7 support center.
Small and medium enterprise (SME) customers can extend the functionality of their trading network with Trading Partner Software from EC Company, which provides a cost-effective, simple solution for small trading partners that can be integrated into various accounting packages and with webMethods B2B.com qualification process.