Electronic connectivity enables the advantages of timely and accurate information, lower transaction costs, and unlimited scalability. However, traditional approaches to implementing and maintaining integrations can be expensive and time consuming due to the myriad of technologies and formats, and the global nature of today’s transportation and logistics.
As a business process network specifically designed for global transportation and logistics processes, ELN offers several unique capabilities, including pre-built integrations with Oracle Transportation Management, a network of existing (reusable) connections to logistics-related trading partners, support for nearly all trading partner integration methods, and advanced self-service Integration-as-a-Service (IaaS) tools.
ELN offers a fast and cost-effective integration approach because it does not require any additional customer investment beyond Oracle Transportation Management and ELN and it allows trading partners to use their preexisting integration technologies. Alternatively, if a trading partner does not have a preexisting integration capability, ELN provides one at no extra cost. In addition, the reuse of ELN’s existing connections and standard maps, as well as its self-service IaaS tools, significantly reduce on-boarding work, enabling trading partners to be integrated in as little as one to three weeks.
ELN’s IaaS model provides a simple and predictable cost model with annual fixed-price fees ranging between $2,000 and $3,500 per connection—depending on the total number of connections—and a one-time fixed-price on-boarding fee of $1,000 per connection. Prices are not dependent on transaction volume. For many companies, ELN offers a significantly lower total cost of ownership compared to traditional integration approaches.
ELN is available now to Oracle Transportation Management customers.
E2open is a Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.
“Transportation processes are inherently network-centric, involving the exchange of information between many external parties, including carriers, suppliers, customers, and logistics service providers,” said Adrian Gonzalez, Director of Logistics Viewpoints at ARC Advisory Group. “Establishing and maintaining connectivity with a dynamic set of trading partners is an integral component of a transportation management system, but when evaluating solutions, many companies fail to consider the time, cost, and resources required to enable and manage a connectivity network. By delivering a transportation trading partner network via ELN, Oracle and E2open are enabling customers to eliminate a major obstacle to gaining the benefits quickly from a transportation management system.”
“Customers have been asking us for a simplified way to establish electronic connectivity between Oracle Transportation Management and their transportation trading partners,” said Derek Gittoes, Vice President, Logistics Product Strategy for Oracle. “By combining leading connectivity and transportation management capabilities, ELN gives Oracle Transportation Management customers a compelling alternative to help reduce their integration timeframes and costs.”
“We are excited to team with Oracle to dramatically simplify connectivity for Oracle Transportation Management customers compared to traditional approaches,” said Mark Woodward, CEO of E2open. “Our business process-centric approach, combined with our SaaS-based delivery of integration capabilities, reduces the time and cost necessary to achieve the benefits of automating logistics-related processes.”
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About E2open, Inc.
E2open is the leading provider of integrated demand-supply network solutions designed to improve visibility, collaboration, and control across multiple tiers of trading partners. E2open delivers a complete, SaaS-based solution including software, deployment, operations, and partner community management that easily connects to systems of record such as ERPs, TMSs, and supply chain planning applications. E2open drives major improvements across all key demand and supply network performance metrics, resulting in significant cost savings and customer service improvements. Customers span a range of industries and include The Boeing Company, Celestica, Cisco, Dell, Hitachi, IBM, LSI Corporation, Panasonic, Philips, Motorola, Seagate Technology, Spansion, Vodafone, and Wistron.