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I’m in IT/eBusiness. How Can E2open Help Me?

What issues are you tackling today?

As an IT professional, you’re well aware of the impact the right technologies can have on a business. You’re also aware of the time, money, and human resources that are required to keep these technologies up and running effectively.

At E2open, we understand that companies today simply cannot run without the support and expertise of their IT organizations. Read on to learn more about how E2open tackles some of your most pressing challenges, and how our technologies can support your existing systems.

My organization doesn’t feel comfortable outsourcing supply chain operations.

Many IT departments advocate for keeping integration and supply chain operations in-house because they don’t like the idea of surrendering control of critical data and processes to an outside party. IT executives also are concerned that third-party solutions won’t deliver on their value proposition—or may introduce unexpected costs or disruptions. And for many IT executives, the issue with outsourcing is as simple as, “Why pay someone else to do it when we can do it ourselves?”

How E2open can help

While your company may be able to maintain B2B connections with a handful of its top suppliers, it is unlikely you’re equipped with the budget, technology, time, and resources needed to develop and manage a cost-effective, scalable B2B program across your whole supply chain. With E2open and its partners, the technical infrastructure, staff, program management, and onboarding services are all provided—meaning your company can enjoy the benefits of a world-class B2B program without the associated up-front investments and operational risks. 

It is E2open’s job to meet your Service Level Agreement (SLA) and to scale up or down to meet the needs of your business. E2open invests in state-of-the-art security infrastructure, role authentication, and the hardware and software needed to run multi-tier supply chain business processes in the cloud.  These costs are beyond the scope of most IT budgets. E2open spreads those costs over many customers, thereby lowering the associated costs to all.

Plus, outsourcing your B2B program to E2open doesn’t mean you need to give up control. A number of self-service management and onboarding tools are available to keep your internal staff in the driver’s seat—allowing you to onboard new partners at will and maintain control of all message processing and integration testing.

Find out how E2open can help your organization:

  • Connect to E2open’s pre-existing community of more than 37,000 trading partners
  • Scale your B2B program without surrendering control
  • Reduce total cost of ownership

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My budget is tight. I can only consider investments with a rapid ROI.

For many IT departments today, the speed at which an investment pays for itself is a key consideration in the purchase of any new technologies or services. With limited capital resources, most companies expect to see a 100 percent return on their investments (ROI) within a one-year time frame in order for them to be considered worthwhile. Many companies therefore elect to keep the majority of their IT operations in-house—even when that decision entails unpredictable costs, strains on human resources, and large amounts of risk.

How E2open can help

E2open’s integration services and supply chain applications address all the key issues faced by organizations with older legacy or on-premise solutions—while delivering rapid ROI. E2open can deploy a basic solution in as little as four to six weeks, and more complex, custom environments in only three to four months. Once your solution goes live, your company is connected immediately to a cloud-based network of more than 37,000 trading partners. Any partners not currently integrated into the E2open network can be onboarded easily and quickly, regardless of geographic location or technical sophistication.

With no additional IT or infrastructure costs to your organization, the E2open solution offers the fastest time-to-value in the industry—enabling you to see more profitable demand fulfillment in a matter of months, not years.

Find out how E2open can help your organization:

  • Experience a lower total cost of ownership and rapid time-to-value
  • Leverage supply chain best practices based on more than 10 years of industry experience
  • Improve overall operational execution

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I’m spending too much budget and too many resources onboarding new trading partners.

Leading companies are increasingly relying on B2B integration solutions to connect electronically to their trading partners. However, this need often poses significant challenges, including capital-intensive investments in integration infrastructure, the complexity of onboarding new partners, the difficulty of connecting to small and medium-sized businesses, and uncertainty about overall integration costs.

How E2open can help

E2open Cloud Connectivity allows you to outsource your B2B integration needs to an experienced organization with an established business partner network of more than 37,000 trading partners. E2open’s integration-as-a-service (IaaS) offering includes all integration, maintenance, and overhead costs, enabling you to reduce capital investments significantly. This approach also frees up internal resources to focus on strategic business issues and product development, further accelerating your ROI. Finally, E2open’s optimized onboarding methodology extends the value proposition to your trading partners—offering them self-configuring connectivity options, and eliminating the costs associated with testing and maintaining software infrastructure.

Find out how E2open can help your organization:

  • Connect easily to multiple tiers of trading partners, regardless of technical sophistication
  • Gain access to a global community of more than 37,000 trading partners
  • Lower total cost of ownership

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