Axway Electronic Business Solutions for the Retail Industry

Consumers don't particularly care why an item is out of stock – if you don’t have it, they’ll simply go to a competitor, which directly impacts your bottom line. On the other hand, they care deeply about the security of their personal and financial information, and if it’s stolen or lost, the damage can be exponentially more costly.

Axway solutions support electronic data exchange,  application integration, intelligent analytics, and trading-partner connectivity to help you speed decision-making and adapt more rapidly to changing market demands. By empowering you to see, manage, and react to events as they happen, Axway solutions provide the governance required to maintain an efficient supply chain, protect against data loss, comply with global regulatory standards, monitor KPIs, and satisfy Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Transaction intelligence for improved order-to-cash and SLA compliance

From the time an order is initiated until payment is reconciled, Axway provides real-time visibility into transactional data as it flows throughout your trading network. Axway Sentinel tracks processing chains at both technical and business levels, putting events and processes in a context that is easy for business managers and IT staff to understand.

You can see what’s happening with each trading partner and point of sale, quickly get invoice data into your systems, and optimize ordering by pinpointing where data isn’t matching physical reality. And, you can aggregate intelligence up from the transaction level to get a complete picture of the enterprise, giving you the fastest, most secure way to synchronize your supply network, reduce costly administrative errors and penalties, and detect and correct issues before they become big, expensive problems.

Automated partner provisioning and robust community management

Axway solutions are designed to help you establish and manage secure connections with your stores and other facilities, as well as with external network players such as UCCnet's GLOBALregistry. From last-mile partner endpoints to back-end accounting system nodes, Axway can help you create branded B2B trading communities that require little or no configuration, deploy in just minutes, and have minimal management requirements.

End-to-end integration and consolidated MFT process management

Axway offers robust solutions for end-to-end integration of data exchanges, both within your organization (i.e., corporate-to-store communications) and with your trading community of external partners, suppliers, and customers. More than simple MFT, Axway supports automated data updates that give you the intelligence you need to optimize pricing, inventory control, and targeted POS coupon and ad generation.

Axway's integration products easily support industry standards such as AS2 by processing data from any source and in any format – including all variants of XML and EDI – and sending the data on to recipient applications (including Order Processing, Invoicing/Collections, Warehousing, and Inventory Management) with the data structure and transport mode they require, and the precision timing they expect.

Policy-based protection against data loss, security breaches, and non-compliance

Minimizing expensive paper trails and manual touch points requires policy management that effectively secures and controls information flow throughout your trading community. Axway Email & identity Security solutions enable you to set policies that analyze the content of files and email messages (and their attachments) to protect against data loss, security breaches, and regulatory violations. Simple checkboxes enable filters to identify personal and financial data, such as Social Security, banking/trading (CUSIP) numbers, and credit/debit card numbers in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

Track and trace for a more efficient supply chain

Axway Track & Trace provides end-to-end transparency and product authentication services across even the most complex supply chains, including cold chains. Based on an open GS1 standards-based framework, Track & Trace facilitates flexible and efficient information sharing between trading partners along your extended collaborative supply chain, enabling you to optimize all of your track and trace initiatives, including diversion detection, global regulatory compliance, anti-counterfeiting, and serialization.

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