"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."
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, according to the two companies. 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, the companies said.
"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."
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