E2open Logistics Network Now Available for Oracle Transportation Management

Nov. 10, 2009
Oracle and Foster City, Calif.-based E2open Inc. recently announced that E2open Logistics Network (ELN) is available as an integrated connectivity solution for Oracle Transportation Management, which simplifies the effort of establishing electronic integr

"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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Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

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Before joining IndustryWeek, Josh was the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s Government Product News and Government Procurement. He also was an award-winning beat reporter for several small newspapers in Northeast Ohio.

Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

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