E2open is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative execution across global trading networks—more than 33,000 trading partners in 69 countries currently participate in the E2open Business Network. On November 15, 2012, E2open announced the availability of the newest version of E2 Cloud Connectivity, the foundation layer of the E2open Business Network.
With a next-generation open cloud interoperability model that fundamentally changes the way transactions and data are mapped between trading partners, E2 Cloud Connectivity reduces the time and the cost of ownership of trading partner (inter-enterprise) connectivity. For some time, E2open did it just like everybody else in the industry: using point-to-point maps specific to a customer or a trading partners pairing—basically a project-specific map.
The latest version of E2 Cloud Connectivity brings productized maps that speed data transformation across industry standards such as X12, EDIFACT, OAGIS, and others, providing businesses with open, cross-standard interoperability. The new network content includes 20 OAGIS standards-based canonicals (well-established programming interfaces patterns or rules) and 69 productized maps that support cross-standard interoperability with X12, EDIFACT, and other industry standard formats. Available network content is listed among E2open’s Message Guides.
TEC blog post (Oct 2012): E2open Business Network Surpasses 100,000 Registered Users
TEC article (June 2012): Discussing E2open’s Pre-IPO State of Affairs