Today's supply chains include a vast spectrum of critical participants—from industry giants to mom-and-pop shops in various geographies. Increasing flexibility is a key to enabling increased collaboration across that spectrum.
E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain management solutions, offers a new set of features and functionalities specifically designed to enable end-to-end business network collaboration for seamless process management. This latest release of the E2open solution now delivers native Excel integration capabilities, sophisticated self-service tools, and enhanced business intelligence features, the company says. These enhancements are designed to improve any organization's ability to successfully manage the increasing complexity within its supply chain.
The E2open Excel add-in enables secure bi-directional communication with customer solutions—without ever leaving the Excel interface. Leveraging the already familiar Microsoft Excel application, this new functionality removes participation barriers, and provides both online and offline capabilities, making total automated trading partner participation a reality.
Customer administrators and trading partners also benefit from a new level of convenience and efficiency, as they are now able to configure, test, and activate their B2B connections on their own in their own time zone. In addition to on-boarding tools, new self-service capabilities in E2open include management of security certificates and sophisticated message controls that enable customers to on-board partners faster at significantly lower cost.
For business intelligence needs, E2open introduces 12 new standard reports to complement its existing BI Workbench, including multi-tier analytics for the buy-sell process, inventory trend level reports, and three-way match reports for order management. By enabling users to more accurately track, analyze, and manage their data, each report increases user control and results in more intelligent decision making.
Company URL: www.e2open.com