Cleo Integration Cloud Powers Integration at Scale to Enable Growth of “Always-On” Supply Chains
As the world enters the post-COVID era, the pace of digital transformation is accelerating faster than ever. Most companies are searching for a proven and secure B2B integration platform that ensures they can accommodate rapid, multi-channel revenue growth, and stay competitive in today’s “always on” business environment.
To help, Cleo, the global leader in ecosystem integration solutions and provider of the Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) platform, has aggressively tuned its CIC Engine to ensure supply chain customers have the omni-channel and eCommerce agility to do precisely that.
CIC Engine, the core of Cleo’s cloud-based ecosystem integration platform, serves as the technology foundation on which customers can dramatically scale their operations. Whether organizations are looking to continually accommodate ever increasing growth from eCommerce sales, omnichannel fulfillment, API-based integrations, or EDI transactions, CIC Engine is designed to provide the communications, connectivity and transformation foundation for customers to seamlessly scale their business.
By providing intelligent orchestration and runtime automation of critical end-to-end integration processes (such as Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay, or Load Tender-to-Invoice), CIC Engine boosts integrations across a company’s entire ecosystem, spanning trading partners, cloud or on-premise applications, legacy business systems, and more.
“Global eCommerce and omnichannel fulfillment are accelerating exponentially, but making it actually work for your business is a real integration technology challenge,” says Mahesh Rajasekharan, president and CEO of Cleo. “Meeting your customers’ increasingly high expectations requires a scalable and seamless integration engine to connect and transact with your entire ecosystem – something traditional technology providers struggle to provide. If your integration technology crashes, lacks scale, or doesn’t support API, EDI, and non-EDI transactions, this market explosion and growth opportunity will pass you by.”
One Cleo customer who’s definitely making it work is CTSI-Global, a leading provider of business intelligence, transportation management system (TMS), and supply chain consulting services. Chief Technology Officer, Trey Willis said, “We are perpetually focused on the enhancement and maturation of our ecosystem platform, to make it as responsive as possible to our clients’ ever-changing needs. To that end, Cleo Integration Cloud and the underlying CIC Engine has allowed us to process more than five million inbound and outbound business transactions per day. The robustness of the platform is helping us digitally scale our environment and customer experience.”
Delivering an “always-on” business calls for robust, reliable runtime integration. Cleo’s CIC Engine is purpose-built to support connectivity and transformation at scale, thanks to two unique components:
- Protocol Engine – Enables dynamic end-to-end B2B and application dataflows for seamless business interactions. Businesses can leverage a rich library of B2B communications and application standards for seamless trading partner and system connectivity, including:
- AS2, SFTP, FTP/S, SOAP, REST, email, partner mailbox, and portals
- Integration Engine – Orchestrate any-to-any data transformations, enabling both batch and real-time multichannel business processes on a single platform. Support the industry’s most common data syntaxes, including:
- EDI: ANSI X12, EDIFACT, and Tradacoms
- Non-EDI: JSON, XML / cXML, Flat File, Spreadsheet, and Database
Companies like CTSI-Global and others who’ve adopted Cleo Integration Cloud and CIC Engine are gaining multiple business benefits:
- Deliver Business Continuity
- Meet elevated customer demands and support business 24/7 with enterprise-grade service level commitment of 99.95% uptime
- Meet Trading Partner Demands
- Rapidly roll out requirements from new or existing trading partners to support continuous delivery to your business teams
- Eliminate Integration Complexity
- Take advantage of a single integration engine that is specifically designed to support API, EDI, or non-EDI based B2B transactions
- Scale Faster Than Ever
- Hyper-scalable integration that helps drive multichannel growth, expand operational capacity, and capture increasing demands stemming from eCommerce or other digital revenue streams.