Introduction to Cloud B2B Integration

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Published on March 10, 2014

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This presentation provides an introduction to the area of cloud computing. The presentation discusses the evolution of Cloud Computing, along with its benefits, and how B2B integration benefits from being deployed across a cloud environment.

Introduction to Cloud B2B Integration

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 2 B2B Outlook – Getting Very Cloudy The Cloud is not hype, it is real and here today! Productivity gains lie outside the enterprise B2B challenges and the hunt for ROI

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 3 CIOs are Embracing Cloud Computing  Following divestiture from Ford, JLR had 18Tb of emails to extract from Ford’s Microsoft Exchange Server  JLR’s CIO saw this as an opportunity to do things differently  Adoption of cloud based applications has helped to simplify their ICT/B2B infrastructure "The strategy will be one of simplification, standardisation and modernisation. Where I can deem services and technology as being commodity I will seek to externalise, outsource or place them in the cloud." Jeremy Vincent, CIO JLR Link to Article

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 4 Significant Investment in Cloud Infrastructures Google invests $850M in its data centre infrastructure Apple invests $1Billion in North Carolina data centre Microsoft invests $500M in Dublin based data centre

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 5 Cloud ComputingSaaSASPMainframe Enterprise Application integration Cross-Enterprise Integration Evolution of Business Integration 1995 Customer Centric Strategic/Competitive 2000 Organisation Critical Department Specific 201520102005 Supply Chain Visibility Web-Based Portals Unisys Integration Business Intelligence Secure Web Services RFID and EPC Sales Force Automation Enterprise Resource Planning Business Process Mgmt Customer Data Integration Enterprise Community Management Business Activity Monitoring Sense and Respond

What is Cloud Computing?

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 7 What is Cloud Computing? Software-as-a-Service SaaS Integration-as-a-Service IaaSData-as-a-Service DaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service Everything-as-a-Service Computing-as-a-Service Security-as-a-Service Hardware-as-a-Service Database-as-a-Service Anything-as-a-Service Platform-as-a-Service Voice-as-a-ServiceHaaS XaaS Ruby Cloud Platform-as-a-Service Managed Video-as-a-Service

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 8 Definition of Cloud Computing A standardised IT capability (services, software or infrastructure) delivered via internet technologies in a pay-per-use, self-service way A style of computing where massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service” using internet technologies to multiple external customers Cloud services are shared services, under virtualised management, accessible over the internet

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 9 Characteristics of a Cloud Environment  Dynamic- One of the keys to cloud computing is on-demand provisioning  Massively Scalable- The service must react immediately to your needs  Multi-Tenant- Cloud computing, by its nature, delivers shared services

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 10 Characteristics of a Cloud Environment  Self-Service - As a user, you can use the service as you require  Per-Usage Based Pricing Model - You should only ever pay for the amount of service you consume  IP-Based Architecture - Cloud architectures are based on virtualised, internet based technologies

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 11 Types of Cloud  Public Cloud – Available to the general public or large industry group and is owned by an organisation selling cloud services  Community Cloud – Shared by several organisations and supports a specific community that has shared concerns  Private Cloud – Operated solely for an organisation or company  Hybrid Cloud – Combination of two of the above, they remain unique entities but are bound together by standardised technologies

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 12 Migrating Your Business to the Cloud By GeographyBy Application HR CRM ERPSCM By Process Strategy Planning Testing Implementation Maintenance

Three Layers of Cloud Computing

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 14 Three Layers of Cloud Computing Business Applications Application Infrastructure Compute & Storage

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 15 Infrastructure-as-a-Service  Delivers computer infrastructure, typically platform virtualisation as a service. Its an evolution of virtual private server offerings  Includes servers, memory and storage that allow a customer to scale up or down as required  Infrastructure can be used by customers to run their own software with only the amount of resource that is needed at a given moment in time

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 16 Platform-as-a-Service  Delivers a computing platform and/or solution stack as a service, often consuming cloud infrastructure and sustaining cloud applications.  Allows users to use the clouds to develop new applications without the need to have the software or infrastructure purchased in-house  Essentially provides anything to support how a company builds and delivers web applications and services in the cloud

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 17 PaaS: A New Continent Emerging  By 2015, most enterprises will have part of their run-the-business software functionally executing in the cloud, using PaaS  By 2015, cloud-based solutions will be growing at a faster rate than on-premises solutions  By 2015, most enterprises using PaaS services or technologies will have a hybrid environment in which internal and external services are combined

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 18 From Both Large and Small Companies

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 19 Software-as-a-Service  Delivers software over internet without the need to install applications on the customer’s own computers  SaaS applications are run from one centralised location, which means that the software can be accessed from any location over the internet  Centralised management of applications helps to simplify maintenance  Applications consumed on a pay-as-you-go basis

Benefits of Cloud Infrastructures

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 21 Benefits of Cloud Based B2B Integration Global Accessibility Scalability Consistent User Experience Low Cost Easy to Maintain Rapid Deployment Flexibility Central Authentication

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 22 Traditional IT versus Cloud Computing Traditional IT Cloud Computing Speed to market Enterprise applications take months or years to design, code, test and deploy Cloud provider is responsible for on-going development and clients simply use the most up to date application available Speed to Value Applications may need to be de-bugged and continually upgraded Cloud providers conduct all development and testing leaving the client to simply benefit from its usage Speed to ROI Even with significant capital investment, many companies never get to realise the expected ROI Subscription based model allows a client to pay for the service they actually use and is a highly predictable operational expense Managing TCO Cost of on-going support and maintenance can be over five times the initial license fee All on-going support and maintenance costs are rolled into the subscription fee Managing Innovation Technology deployment is always at least one step behind the business need, eg a system has to be developed based on the business need Cloud applications allow companies to quickly scale up solutions to business issues using ‘plug and play’ modules which can be utilised as and when required

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 23 Financial Benefits of Cloud Computing Factor On-premise Cloud-Computing Expenditure Type Capital expenditure Operating expense Cash Flow Servers and software are purchased up front Payments are made as the service is provided Financial Risk Entire financial risk is taken upfront, with uncertain return Financial risk is taken monthly and is matched to return Income Statement Maintenance and depreciated capital expense Maintenance expense only Balance Sheet Software and hardware are carried as a long-term capital asset Nothing appears on the balance sheet

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 24 Not Forgetting the Green Benefits of Cloud Environments... Lower power consumption requirements Less computer/network equipment packaging to dispose of Minimises travel requirements for IT implementation teams Increased availability of information on lower power devices Less paper flowing across the supply chain

Cloud B2B Integration

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 26 Cloud Service Brokerage “The future of cloud computing will be permeated with the notion of brokers negotiating relationships between providers of cloud services and the service customers”

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 27 Trading Grid® Provides a Single Integration Point Into the Enterprise Plant 1 HQ Plant 2

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 28 B2B Operations •Automation •Validation •Visibility & Control Line of Business •Demand & Sales •Shipments •Payments Web Portal Bulk Files XML EDI IDOC SWIFT TIFF PRODUCT DESIGN INVENTORY POSIITION POINT-OF-SALE SHIP NOTICE & STATUS INVOICES & FACTORING PAYMENTS & BANK REPORTING WARRANTY CLAIMS CONTRACT MANUFACTURERS SUPPLIERS DISTRIBUTORS CUSTOMERS CARRIERS & 3PLS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INSURERS OpenText GXS Trading Grid® Helps to Develop a More Flexible Supply Chain

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 29 B2B Operations Automation Validation Visibility & Control Line of Business  Sourcing & Procurement  Supply Chain Compliance  Corporate Partner Mgmt. Your People Community Information Management On-boarding & Self-service Registration Workflow Collaborative Dispute & Issue Management Unified Communications Compliance, CSR & Risk Relationship & Performance Your Enterprise Systems CONTRACT MANUFACTURERS SUPPLIERS DISTRIBUTORS CUSTOMERS CARRIERS & 3PLS INSURERS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OpenText GXS Active Community Improving Communication During a Period of Disruption

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 30 Business Context  Ability to Introspect and Breakdown Messages in to Structured Objects  Pre-defined document standards  Business user interfaces Process Orchestration  Manages end-to-end information flow with conditions and visibility, and coordinates access to shared services  Tailored Visibility Data Enrichment  Compute services for transformation  Operational Business Rules and Data Quality  Extensive libraries Identity and Control  Pre-wired integration pairs  Global B2B semantics repository The Cloud Provides IT with Rapid Access to Built-In Expertise and Capabilities

Benefits of Cloud B2B Integration

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 32 Offers Scalability & Flexibility  B2B environments can be expanded or contracted depending on the needs of the business  Allows new B2B functionality to be deployed very quickly from a central location  Global nature of cloud based B2B environments allows remote plants or offices to be brought online with ease

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 33 Simplifies Connectivity  The cloud offers any-to-any mediation between different B2B communication or document standards  Modern and legacy standards can be utilised within the cloud  Regional standards can be embraced within the cloud, thus providing seamless connectivity anywhere in the world

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 34 Provides End-to-End Visibility  Cloud based B2B environments provide end-to-end visibility of global business transactions  Provides a single view of B2B transactions flowing between global trading partners  Customer shipments can be monitored seamlessly across multi-modal logistics networks and border control agencies

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 35 Improves Trading Partner Collaboration  All trading partners can be connected to the cloud with ease using a mix of quick to deploy, simple to use web tools  The cloud removes the collaboration barriers between trading partners in developed and emerging markets  All trading partners using the cloud environment can be administered through a central contact database

OpenText Confidential. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. 36 Simplifies Integration to Business Systems  Integration to numerous business systems takes place through a single cloud environment  The quality of data entering ERP or other business systems can be proactively monitored via the cloud  Numerous implementation templates and best practices from previous integration projects can be delivered through the cloud

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