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Measuring the Value of Your iPaaS in Ecosystems

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

Out with Legacy and In with Ecosystem: Cleo’s Best Integration Blogs of 2018, Part 1

Pardon the holiday pun, but as we get ready to put a bow on 2018, it’s a good time to reflect on the things we’ve accomplished over the past year and plan for the things we want to achieve in the new one. This year at Cleo, we put extra emphasis on delivering content to help businesses across industries make more informed buying decisions when it comes to cloud, application, and B2B integration technology.

How to Protect Your Business from Chargebacks

With the biggest few weeks of shopping upon us, suppliers, retailers, shippers, and logistics and transportation organizations must ensure the processes connecting them run smoothly and enable a happy holiday season. Fulfilling that mission, however, depends on fast and reliable communication to move goods, provide services, and fill orders.

Unfortunately, even in the digital age, companies still have trouble connecting and integrating their ecosystems to automate the business transactions that make commerce happen, and if these process failures mean they miss service-level agreements (SLAs) with their trading partners, they are assessed fines known as chargebacks.

Embedded Integration Accelerates SaaS Operations, Improves Customer Experience

For SaaS companies, maintaining an efficient operational flow isn’t something that happens overnight. Those companies with legacy and disparate communication tools are often unable to efficiently take on new customers and even struggle to keep those they already have.

Being able to integrate with customers quickly and efficiently is something that companies cannot afford to put aside; it is simply mandatory for success.

Say ‘Yes’ to New Business with an Enterprise Integration Platform

Let’s face it, in the enterprise, saying “yes” feels a lot better than saying “no,” doesn’t it? You don’t want to be the company that has to tell its customers that your enterprise integration platform cannot support a specific communication protocol or handle its data format requirements.

What exactly does saying “yes” mean, to today’s enterprises?

How SaaS Companies Address Compounding Integration Demands

While SaaS companies certainly strive to be innovative and modern, that is often easier said than done in the modern business landscape, especially when it comes to integration.

While these cloud-based organizations are often synonymous with technology and innovation, many of these companies weren’t actually born in the cloud and face the same hybrid integration challenges – connecting on-premise and cloud data sources – that other enterprises’ face.

3 Reasons to Visit Cleo at Gartner’s Application Summit in Las Vegas

Cleo is sponsoring and exhibiting at this week’s Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Applications are an increasingly critical component of enterprise evolution in the era of the cloud and digital transformation, and the event, which runs Nov. 27-29, provides a valuable networking forum for businesses looking to elevate their application strategies, embrace and master emerging technologies, and enable effective business outcomes.

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How to Improve Application and Trading Partner Onboarding

Business growth depends on the ability and agility to accommodate changing ecosystem dynamics, and that entails signing new partners and deploying new applications to keep up. But slow ecosystem onboarding processes will hinder the pace of that growth.

Driving E-Commerce Excellence Through Your Applications

With just a few days left until the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday –  the 2018 edition has come a long way from where it was years ago. Throughout the digital age, companies everywhere have sought to provide the most convenient ways for their customers to shop, and that strategy is more than ever reliant on a strategic combination of omnichannel online and in-person experiences.

How to Improve Application and Trading Partner Onboarding

Business growth depends on the ability and agility to accommodate changing ecosystem dynamics, and that entails signing new partners and deploying new applications to keep up. But slow ecosystem onboarding processes will hinder the pace of that growth.

So, what does it take to do better onboarding? In short, it takes intelligent automation.

Webinar: Mastering Accelerated Partner and Application Onboarding

In a recent market survey, 62% of companies say that customized partner requirements take too long to implement, while 48% had claimed that modernizing existing IT systems and applications were their biggest integration challenge. When Business growth depends on the agility to meet changing ecosystem dynamics, you need to ensure you can easily manage new partner requests while maximizing the value of your existing and new best-of-breed applications.

Mastering Accelerated Partner and Application Onboarding

Discover the power of CIC! See for yourself why more than 7,000 organizations globally use Cleo to power their integration, lower TCO, and rapidly onboard new connections. Fill out the form and we will reach out to schedule your free live demo.

Transforming IT Systems to Drive Business Value

While the term “digital transformation” means something different for each company, it is responsible for delivering better customer experiences, improving business operations, and opening new revenue opportunities. To drive digital transformation, organizations often continue to spend time and money on maintaining their existing purpose-built systems, while customizing one-off integrations to connect older technologies with more modern cloud applications.

Top Five Takeaways from Cleo Connect 2018

It’s been a few weeks since so many Cleo customers converged on Nashville for a week of connecting, networking, and all things integration. But as the calendar turns further into November and we approach the end of the year, we wanted to highlight some of the most important lessons learned from Cleo Connect 2018 and the potential business implications for the coming year.

Think Back. The Best Posts from Frank Kenney’s Think Tank

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

Solving 6 Common Challenges of ERP and Application Integration

When an enterprise decides to embark on a modernization plan, one of the primary end goals is to increase their business agility. Greater agility allows enterprises to be more competitive, serve customers at a high level, and drive revenue in new ways.

Once an enterprise makes the commitment to modernize its IT systems to increase agility, what exactly does that entail?

Boo! Some ‘Scary’ Approaches to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is scary. Maybe not Michael Myers or Freddy Krueger scary, but still scary nonetheless. But why? How could something that promises enterprises such value and increased revenue be considered so frightening?

It doesn’t matter where you are or what line of business you’re in, digital transformation is all around you.

Connecting Ecosystems, Driving Business Value, and Saying ‘Yes’ to Any Customer

Nashville. It’s fondly referred to as the Music City, but for one week in October, Nashville became the Integration City.

This year’s Cleo Connect customer event was Cleo’s biggest and most-attended one yet, as Cleo hosted hundreds of customers, partners, and stakeholders at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

How Embedded Integration Will Help You Say ‘Yes’ More

Embedded Integration technology has a number of benefits for SaaS enterprises that can tackle the growing challenges that arise from integrating data.

SaaS providers – and the services and systems that they offer – are increasingly reliant on being able to do a number of things when it comes to data.

Big Data Integration: Unlocking Ecosystem-Wide Business Analytics

As companies become increasingly digital, data-driven decision-making is essential to uncovering new business opportunities, and driving better customer experiences. To enable significantly higher-level analytics and business insights, modern intelligence solutions will need to process a tremendous amount of historic, operational, and real-time data. To handle all of this data, companies need to implement new forms of data lake storage technologies, and have the ability to connect, integrate, and securely move all this data at greater scale and lower cost.

Three Presentation Wow Factors: Why Your Audience Wants Photographic Evidence

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

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The Common-Sense Guide to IT Systems Modernisation

Did you know 60% of organisations say they’re unable to meet customers’ digital demands? And that 75% of business ERP projects fail?

In the age of the cloud and digital transformation, companies are aggressively trying to modernise their IT infrastructure and transform into digital organisations to keep up with the speed of business today.

Remaining Competitive Means a Need for Transformation

To remain competitive in today’s digital business landscape and to better serve customers, enterprises across industries are seeking new approaches to leveraging their data. Without a digital transformation plan in place that capitalizes on your customer and partner interactions –and thus, data – companies risk falling behind.

Retail businesses are taking on initiatives that include omnichannel selling, as well as big data analytics and cross-shipping, to improve the customer experience.

5 Emerging Technologies for Successful Technology Transformation

When a company sets out to implement a digital transformation plan, it does so to improve one aspect or another of performance within its organization. Emerging technologies allow companies to more efficiently upgrade their entire infrastructure and environment, and make the needed changes to network architecture, hardware, software, and more.

5 Ways to Eliminate System Integration Issues & Complexities

One benefit that companies seek from a modern digital transformation strategy is agility, which gives these organizations the flexibility and adaptability to better serve customers, to improve business processes, and to evolve within their industries.

And companies must modernize their IT systems to achieve not only IT agility but business agility as well.

Cleo Integration Cloud Gains Momentum Through Rapidly Increasing Customer Adoption

Ecosystem-driven cloud integration platform showcased at Cleo’s annual user conference in Nashville

NASHVILLE – OCT. 17, 2018 – Recognizing how disruptive IT modernization, cloud migration, and data integration can be to businesses of all sizes, Cleo, the global leader in cloud integration software, is actively helping companies embrace and execute on the bigger picture of ecosystem enablement, a process-driven integration strategy Cleo believes will empower organizations to not just weather the digital storm but make digital business transformation lucrative.

Six Ways Integration Can Improve Your Cloud Service

The success of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product depends on a number of different factors, including time to market, functionality and ease of use, and customer service. One of the most important things in enabling those successes, however, concerns integration and whether the SaaS tool can connect customer and partner systems and integrate the data that’s powering the solution behind the scenes.

6 Steps to Creating a Successful Digital Transformation Strategy

The modern enterprise companies must constantly look for ways to better adapt and compete in today’s digital landscape, and the way enterprises are doing that is with a digital transformation strategy. Digital transformation enables enterprises to take advantage of the modern technologies that automate processes, improve customer experiences, increase operational agility and flexibility, and help employees become more productive.

Transforming IT Systems to Drive Business Value

Discover the power of CIC! See for yourself why more than 7,000 organizations globally use Cleo to power their integration, lower TCO, and rapidly onboard new connections. Fill out the form and we will reach out to schedule your free live demo.

You Will Move to the Cloud… Whether You Like It or Not

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

6 Ways Integration Platforms Can Drastically Improve Operations

To keep up with growing demand and a more competitive business landscape, today’s modern enterprises are seeking new ways to provide a better customer experience. Digital transformation initiatives are some of the ways businesses are leveraging technology to modernize their environments and better compete.

From a new ticketing system in a company’s support department to the full replacement of a home-grown warehouse management system, digital transformation initiatives span the entire enterprise and are advancing at a rapid clip.

The Importance of ERP System Integration

Within an enterprise, there are many different systems and processes that help manage the many facets of an organization. ERP, or enterprise resource planning, is a term that describes the back-end functions that drive a business, but it’s ERP system integration with the rest of your IT stack that’s critical to achieving enhanced organizational outcomes.

Why Traditional SaaS Integration Software is Failing

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is an increasingly common cloud computing option for delivering business applications within an enterprise. Whether its email and social collaboration, or customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and human resources management (HRM), odds are high that your business is using at least one – and probably multiple – SaaS solutions.

5 Reasons to Upgrade your Legacy Systems

As comfortable as those old pair of slippers feel when you cozy up by the fireplace, the fact remains that at some point, the wear and tear will catch up with them, and they may not meet your footwear needs. No matter how much you love them, you’ll have to consider replacing them with a newer pair.

Three Ways a Lack of Application Integration Holds Your Business Back

With the proliferation of innovative business software applications, including marketing, HR, messaging and collaboration, accounting and finance, and project management tools, it’s safe to say that businesses tend to use a lot of apps. These applications are often critical for employees to help the business execute on its goals and provide the premium service to its customers, and thus, so is application integration.

Chances Are, Your IT Modernization Plan Will Fail

Did you know 60% of organizations say they’re unable to meet customers’ digital demands? And that 75% of business ERP projects fail?

In the age of the cloud and digital transformation, companies are aggressively trying to modernize their IT infrastructure and transform into digital organizations to keep up with the speed of business today.

The Role of IT System Integration in Digital Transformation

There are many reasons for a company to modernize its IT infrastructure. Modernizing your environment enables you to become more agile, flexible, and scalable, and it also saves money, both short and long term.

At the end of the day, for an enterprise to become a digital business, it must recognize that it needs to leverage the capabilities of more modern IT systems.

Blockchain is Much Closer Than We Imagined

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

Data Transformation Drives Billion-Dollar Food Logistics Business

Dot Foods solves a distribution puzzle that’s plagued traditional food supply chain models. The Midwest-based organization buys full truckloads (FTLs) from nearly 1,000 manufacturers and consolidates their products in about a dozen distribution centers across the country. Dot then resells those products as more manageable LTL quantities to distributors, who often cannot accommodate FTL-type quantities.

6 Capabilities to Accelerate Error Resolutions by 60%

Disruptions in the order-to-cash process usually is a result of systems and applications not being able to effectively share critical data. When a transaction error occurs, the problem must be quickly identified and resolved to minimize risk of decreased operational efficiency, which ultimately leads to lost revenue.

Barry Sponsler, Principal Solutions Architect at Cleo, examines common integration pitfalls that lead to poor exception management processes.

Blockchain + EDI = Faster, Bigger Ecosystems

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

Is Hybrid Cloud Architecture Right for Your Enterprise?

Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult for an enterprise to know whether a cloud environment or on-premises environment is right for them, in the short term and the long term. Instead of backing itself into a corner with just one approach and having to cater to that specific model, organizations are discovering a combination of the two – a hybrid cloud – is the more flexible, versatile options for their needs.

Why Enterprise Integration is Essential in the Digital Era

In the modern enterprise, it is critical that all your systems and technologies across your business ecosystem work together as a functioning, well-oiled machine. This includes the processes built around those applications and systems and the people managing those processes. As digital transformation changes the way companies do business, how can organizations advance their enterprise integration strategies?

Top 5 Corporate Compliance Mandates You Must Meet

Compliance regulations govern various industries and often require enterprises to proactively fend off risk and ensure business associates are acting in a secure, responsible manner. Corporate compliance may be especially daunting for some because companies literally must devise (and adhere to) security standards comprehensive enough to meet every single regulation applicable to their business.

‘Moneyball’ Exec Billy Beane to Keynote at Cleo Connect 2018

Oakland A’s EVP of baseball operations to present Oct. 17 at Cleo user conference in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tennessee –– Sept. 12, 2018 –– Cleo, the global leader in ecosystem-driven cloud integration solutions, is pleased to announce that Billy Beane, executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland Athletics and subject of the best-selling book “Moneyball,” will be a keynote speaker at Cleo Connect 2018.

The Problem with Most Integration Tools

Integration needs are evolving faster than ever before, and the onus is on enterprises to successfully find a solution that takes advantage of integration capabilities to create business value. The difficulty comes from the extensive number of devices, applications, and services in use within an enterprise. That’s why integration tools that can sufficiently connect and combine them into repeatable workflows are integral for businesses in 2018.

EDI Integration & Why It’s Important to Your Business

In today’s hyper-digital business world, most organizations that need to use EDI for their critical b2B transactions are actually already doing just that. But the companies that are utilizing the technology to its fullest potential are the ones who are truly reaping automation rewards via EDI integration methods and solutions.

Why Integration Platforms Must Deliver Tailored Views of B2B Content

The challenge with most integration technologies is that they’ve traditionally been designed to address the technical processes deep within the organization’s underbelly without considering the user experience, for those at the surface. Today’s enterprises have an increased appetite for how their important B2B data flows fit into the broader context of the business, and as such, require different capabilities than traditional technologies have previously delivered, including a more intuitive UX that provides tailored content.

Cleo Integration Cloud Named a Leading iPaaS Solution by G2 Crowd

Cleo’s ecosystem-driven integration approach redefining how organizations connect

ROCKFORD, Illinois – September 10, 2018 – Cleo, a global leader in cloud integration technology, today announced that G2 Crowd, a peer-to-peer business solutions review platform, has recognized Cleo Integration Cloud in its summer 2018 reports as a Leader on the G2 Crowd Grid® for Best iPaaS software.

Please Listen To My Mixtape

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

How a $7B Food Redistributor Meets Customers’ Evolving Data Demands

As food and beverage brands offer more niche products and expand their catalogs to meet evolving consumer tastes, the demand for efficient logistics and distribution to serve global customers in new ways has soared. Illinois-based Dot Foods plays a significant role in the process, developing innovative solutions for its food industry partners – manufacturers, distributors, operators – to increase sales opportunities and better serve the end customer.

The Top 10 Challenges of B2B Integration Today

A company’s ability to differentiate themselves in today’s accelerated digital business environment depends on whether it can say “YES” to any integration need. Complex business requirements, such as omni-channel enablement or the rapid onboarding of a new partner, call for a modernized approach to B2B integration. But how are companies managing these challenges with limited resources, expertise and time?

The Most Asked SaaS Questions and Answers

As enterprises today leverage cloud computing to improve scalability, save money, and increase productivity, one of the most popular components of that strategy continues to be the adoption of software as a service, or SaaS, solutions. SaaS is one of the three major forms of cloud computing, along with platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (iPaaS) and is one of the most widely adopted solution models today.

Dot Foods

Dot Foods has been an automation machine since employing a data transformation solution from Cleo Integration Cloud.

Application Proliferation and The Intelligent Enterprise: An Interview with Cleo CEO, Mahesh Rajasekharan

Earlier this summer, we had the opportunity sit down with Cleo CEO, Mahesh Rajasekharan to discuss digital transformation, the cutting-edge technologies that are driving business forward, and one of the most pressing challenges companies face as they attempt to digitally transform. Today, we are carrying on our discussion with a focus the intelligent enterprise – what that means and why integration is the key to making the business smarter.

On Premise vs. Cloud: Key Differences, Benefits, and Risks

In today’s world of enterprise IT, there are many factors that a company must consider in order to decide whether a cloud infrastructure is the right fit. Conversely, there are many companies that are unable make the leap into the cloud, instead relying on their tried-and-true legacy and on-premise applications and software to do business.

The Pace of Change in Modern Business Ecosystems

Back in the day, one of the biggest wrenches a business trading partner could throw in the gears of your B2B ecosystem was asking you to support a new communication protocol or data format. The whole thing ultimately changed the way you did business, and it felt like trying to abruptly turn a large ship with a steady head of steam.

6 Capabilities to Accelerate Error Resolution by 60%

Discover the power of CIC! See for yourself why more than 7,000 organizations globally use Cleo to power their integration, lower TCO, and rapidly onboard new connections. Fill out the form and we will reach out to schedule your free live demo.

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Ecosystem integration.

Full Metal Jacket, Ecosystems, and Buzzwords

From Full Metal Jacket

LOCKHART: Uh, we have a new directive from M.A.F. on this. In the future, in place of “search and destroy,” substitute the phrase “sweep and clear.” Got it?

JOKER: Got it. Very catchy.

***

What a great example of buzzwords and terminology that influence meaning and context.

Data Integration and What to Know Before Starting a Project

Within an enterprise, data is coming from every angle imaginable. Various sources are sending different types of data, in all shapes and sizes, and the onus is on enterprise IT to integrate that data in an easy-to-manage way. So how exactly does a business handle all this data in a modern manner?

The Need for Transparency in Business Process Integration

The modern enterprise has a greater thirst for how its critical data flows fit into the broader context of the business, and thus, organizations demand more of their integration technology. But existing approaches to integration are lacking in their capabilities to meet these modern demands and fully enable business process integration.

Four Ways to Integrate Using APIs

Whatever your preconceptions are with buzz terms like digital transformation, and whatever stage you find your current IT strategy within the enterprise, whether it’s at the onset of planning a cloud migration project, or you’re busy maintaining a legacy environment coupled with a preponderance of cloud applications, or even if your business is debating where to go next, odds are you are using some form of APIs to integrate between applications, systems, and businesses.

What is iPaaS? Explanation, Benefits & Use Cases

Nowadays, in order to meet customer demand, stay ahead of competitors, and increase agility, companies must have an enterprise integration solution in place that can effectively encompass ever-expanding integration requirements across multiple application, data, and ecosystem patterns. That’s why more and more companies are looking to tap the potential for expansive integration capabilities offered by a dynamic subset of the application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) technology market – Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).

Cleo Integration Cloud Named a Leading EDI Solution by G2 Crowd

Cleo’s ecosystem-driven integration approach speeds transactions and supports modernization

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Aug. 13, 2018 – Cleo, a global leader in cloud integration technology, announces that G2 Crowd, a peer-to-peer business solutions review platform, has recognized Cleo Integration Cloud in its summer 2018 reports as a Leader on the G2 Crowd Grid® for Best Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software, citing Cleo’s business-friendly EDI technology and its ease of use.

The Differences Between ETL and ELT

For quite some time now, extract, transform, load (ETL) has been the de-facto standard for data warehousing and analytics. More recently, however, another approach, extract, load, transform (ELT), has gained momentum, and takes upon a different and more modern style when enacting data ingestion.

But that doesn’t mean that ELT is going to completely replace ETL anytime soon, either.

Your Digital Transformation Effort Needs a Course Correction

Fixing a Problem with the Pipes

When I’m washing the dishes I’m doing one of two things – either my best impression of Simon Le Bon singing “The Reflex” (Every little thing the reflex does, Leaves you answered with a question mark), or I’m trying to figure out how to get more water pressure out of the faucet.

Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Introduction and Use Cases

Complexity can often run rampant in enterprise IT. But whether something is complex or not isn’t necessarily a standalone catalyst for change; what matters is whether or not systems run the way that they should. An enterprise service bus (ESB) appears to be very complicated, but the fact remains that can be very effective and perform several key functions that assist the developer in application integration.

How a Cloud Integration Platform Can Help Your Business

In today’s day and age, the question is not whether an enterprise should keep its systems and business processes on-premise or in the cloud, but rather, what mix of enterprise and cloud-based applications should they have in place in order to best facilitate business-oriented outcomes? However, in order for a company to be able to successfully meld its on-premise and cloud applications together, it needs the proper integration tools in place to do so.

The Top 10 Challenges of B2B Integration Today

Discover the power of CIC! See for yourself why more than 7,000 organizations globally use Cleo to power their integration, lower TCO, and rapidly onboard new connections. Fill out the form and we will reach out to schedule your free live demo.

Digital Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: An Interview with Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan

Today, we had the opportunity to sit down with Cleo CEO, Mahesh Rajasekharan to discuss the dominant forces of digital transformation that are reshaping the technology landscape and forcing businesses into adaptive change that’s redefining how they are advancing their integration strategy and remastering their business ecosystems.

Today, I want to focus on digital transformation.

How to Build a Cloud Infrastructure

Beyond data centers, cloud computing has been a revolutionary technology trend for business of all sizes across virtually every industry. Instead of investing in costly hardware while having to manage and maintain a data center in-house, companies are turning to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure for flexible cloud infrastructure to provide modernized computing, networking, and storage resources.

Top Secure File Sharing Options for Your Company

In the modern enterprise, it is a necessity to have a secure file sharing platform in place that can be relied upon. And while as always, security is of the upmost importance, enterprises must also find a file sharing platform that is easy-to-use and adoptable. When companies don’t provide an adequate option, that’s when end users go find their own consumer-grade solutions to use.

Understanding How to Utilize a REST API

REST (Representational State Transfer) APIs, sometimes also referred to as RESTful APIs, are an increasingly popular design style. REST APIs are built to take advantage of pre-existing protocols within an environment, most commonly over HTTP for a Web API. The REST API design is more lightweight and is known for its vast flexibility in enabling modern business connectivity.

XaaS: The Cost of Easy-to-Use

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

The Do’s and Don’ts of IT Modernization in Business

We’ve all heard the buzz around IT modernization and how it supports digital business transformation. But what does IT modernization really mean? The IT modernization definition will certainly vary across businesses, industries, and personas, but it ultimately means leveraging technology to meet expanding business goals. It means aligning IT and business units to compete in today’s digital economy.

The Top 25 Cloud-Based Services that Businesses Rely On

As the costs of building and maintaining an IT infrastructure continue to rise, more businesses are moving their applications to a cloud-based infrastructure, and transformative technology advances as well as intuitive user interface designs are fueling the adoption of cloud services. And it’s no surprise, given that cloud-based services offer flexibility, reliability, and availability previously unavailable to IT departments.

5 Financial Technology Trends Transforming Bank Strategies, Consumer Expectations

In our ongoing posts covering the big technology trends that are affecting a variety of industries, a pattern is starting to emerge. The pattern shows that at the intersections of technology, competitive differentiation, and advancement is data. But in order to reap the rewards of data and data-driven business processes, organizations must re-evaluate their IT infrastructure and ability to actually leverage the technology and gain business benefits.

Top 5 Trends Affecting the Pharma/Life Sciences Supply Chain

The modern supply chain is constantly reshaped by multiple market forces that include new security regulations, industry mandates, and customer demands. The supply chain in the ever-growing – and highly regulated –  life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, however, is particularly vulnerable to these market forces, as constantly evolving mandates, security requirements, and consumer expectations greatly affect how commerce happens every step of the way.

The Case for Microservices Architecture in Any Business

Aristotle’s quote, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” has long been used as a framework in business philosophy. The idea is that things are better off as one unit instead of in pieces. But microservices takes that theory and flips it on its head: The sum of the parts is, in fact, greater than the whole.

Cleo’s Best Blogs of 2018 (So Far)

The year 2018 is somehow already past the halfway point, and as we embark into the next half of the year, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the happenings in the world of technology and integration.

Cleo has published dozens of blog posts covering many of these topics, from EDI to platform as a service, and several entries dive deeper into trends affecting the logistics, healthcare, and the financial services industries.

Making the Case for Good Enough in Modern Technology Selection

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

California Consumer Privacy Act: Data Privacy & Data Protection in the Age of Digital Transformation

For California, November’s midterm election is setting up to be a potential landmark event. It could be the beginning of the end for the most populated U.S. state as we know it today.

Recent reports have verified that a radical plan to divide the state with its nearly 40 million residents and 163,696 square miles into three different jurisdictions has officially landed on the Nov.

Cleo Earns Drummond Group AS2 Certification for 2Q18

ROCKFORD, Illinois — July 10, 2018 — Cleo, the global leader in B2B-led cloud integration solutions, is one of nine global organizations whose AS2 software products have been Drummond Certified™ in the automated interoperability test event for the second quarter of 2018. These tests certify the interoperability of AS2 for Version 5.5 of the Cleo Harmony®Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® data movement solutions within the Cleo Integration Cloud™.

3PL (Third-Party Logistics) Pros, Cons, Use Cases

As a business expands and delivers more services and products in new markets to more customers, there comes a time when it must determine whether to outsource its shipping and fulfillment operations. In order to meet customer demand, many of these businesses turn to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider to do just that.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Transactions Guide

How many languages does your business speak? Perhaps a strange question, but if business could be given an official language, it would be that of electronic data interchange (EDI). EDI is the standardized messaging format for automated B2B data movement, including electronic file transfer, and of course central to manifold transactions tied to B2B integration.

How to Tackle B2B Data Exchange with B2B Integration as a Service

The exchange of information and documents, such as orders and invoices with customers and trading partners, is the lifeblood of modern businesses. Simply put, commerce cannot happen without it. But while these transactions are critical, the business information inside them also is critical and extremely valuable to the organization.

Yet for too long, business content has been trapped inside EDI and other technically complex systems that only a few people in the company can understand.

Cleo Connect 2018

Cleo Connect is a chance for customers to collaborate with peers and Cleo integration experts to share best practices and tips for meeting emerging integration requirements.

During this event, you will learn about features in the latest Cleo software updates, insights on scaling integration use cases, and get a sneak peak of the future of the Cleo Integration Cloud and how it will enhance the way you do business.

Managed File Transfer and File-based Integration – What’s the Difference and Why it Matters

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

Compare Secure File Transfer Protocols

What is a messaging protocol?

File transfer protocols, sometimes referred to as EDI messaging protocols, act to transfer files both internally and externally to business customers, suppliers, vendors, and other B2B trading partners.

What does a file transfer protocol standardize?

  • Content
  • Format

Secure transfer protocols enable data transport by outlining a standard procedure for regulating the data exchange between businesses.

How EMS Companies Like Kimball Electronics Use MFT Within High-Tech Manufacturing

Inside that portable tool charger, that air conditioner, that thermal imaging system, that “infotainment” display and airbag inside your car, and even that X-ray machine in your nearest radiology department, is an electronics circuit board or assembly built by Kimball Electronics.

Electronic manufacturing services (EMS) companies like Indiana-based Kimball Electronics design, test, manufacture, and service electronic parts for original equipment manufacturers.

U.S. Dairy Co-op Keeps Shelves Stocked Using Cleo Integration Cloud

Walk into any grocery store, convenience store, or gas station across the Midwest and Mid-South of the United States, and, odds are, you’ll come across a Prairie Farms Dairy product.

Since 1938, Prairie Farms has grown from a dairy cooperative that only sold butter to one that produces a wide-ranging product line of milk (including organic and lactose-free), cheese, yogurt, sour cream, dips, juice, and ice cream – just to name a few.

Internet of Things: Everything to Know

The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained a tremendous head of steam over the last few years. Simply put, the Internet of Things is a system of interconnected physical devices that communicate via the Internet. These Internet of Things devices collect and share data with other devices, applications, and systems, and in many ways the data “talks” to us and the other things it’s connected to.

What is Cloud Computing? Everything You Need to Know

The idea of the cloud is no longer a total mystery. It’s a term used so much in every aspect of digital transformation and modern technology that we’ve accepted that the cloud is going to be a part of everyday life – even if the implications of the cloud shift are not yet fully grasped.

5 Major Trends Shaping Logistics Management in 2018

The unwritten rule across any industry is that disruptive forces are constantly at play, reshaping the way organizations think about technology, conduct business, and look to the future. This is, of course, true for the logistics industry where market trends that are impacting the sector to a great degree. From new technologies to explore and take advantage of, to shifting regulations that require new strategies and tactics to ensure compliance, logistics companies must stay plugged into new and emerging trends to stay at the bleeding edge and remain competitive.

Kimball Electronics

Kimball Electronics consolidates legacy FTP systems, streamlines data flows

Prairie Farms Dairy

Prairie Farms leveraged the Cleo Integration Cloud for MFT as a service and received the solution it needed to meet the e-commerce requirements its partners demand.

Traditional Business Integration (B2Bi) Technology Lacks Efficiency

With thousands and even millions of transactions flowing through your B2B integration system every day, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for. It’s less like trying to find a needle in a haystack and more like trying to find a needle in a stack of needles. It’s why a B2B integration platform, one that enables more efficiency when it comes to managing and viewing your EDI, B2B, and other business integration transactions, is more important than ever.

When You Choose B2B Integration Technology, You Win on Three Levels

Welcome to the Think Tank with Frank Kenney

With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Come back every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership in this blog from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers and gain perspective on a variety of topics ranging from what’s happening in integration today to what’s on the horizon, poised to disrupt the integration space going forward.

What Are Web Services? Easy-to-Learn Concepts with Examples

You can’t mention the term “web services” nowadays without immediately evoking references to Amazon Web Services or Google’s Web service, Google Cloud Platform. There’s a reason for that, though. These tech giants have raised the bar by addressing the need for application development. And scale from the likes of Amazon and Google is exactly what makes modern web services possible.

What Does it Mean to be EDI Capable?

The supply chain and electronic data interchange (EDI) have both been described as the lifeblood of logistics.

And it’s a very fitting description. Think of the supply chain as the body’s circulatory system. EDI communication standards is the blood coursing through, making it go. All the various EDI messages are the red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets.

How a B2B Integration Platform Makes Integration Less Intimidating

The greatest technology on the planet is nothing without an equally great user experience that enables an exceptional, fluid interaction. That’s one of the most compelling reasons the modern business market has been beating the drum for an offering for a B2B integration platform that delivers B2B integration as a service.

How B2B-Led Cloud Integration Will Solve Your Integration Issues

The problem with run-of-the-mill integration technology is that it’s not as flexible or as user-friendly as B2B-led cloud integration technology. What we mean by that, of course, is that traditional B2B integration solutions often are not designed for a great user experience. They are designed to do the technical heavy lifting around B2B data exchanges, and they might rightly execute those critical responsibilities.

Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit

Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit 2018 presents in-depth research, unbiased guidance, and actionable strategies for application leaders who define, design and deploy modern applications. The event explores how to drive digital transformation with the practical application of emerging technologies. Application and IT Leaders will enhance their understanding of how to create agile and sophisticated IT capabilities that support innovation, align with digital business goals, and deliver new competitive advantage.

Four Digital Transformation Trends Shaping the Future of EDI

If you need more evidence that time flies, we are fast approaching the halfway point of 2018. We are also nearing a crucial moment in the world of enterprise technology. Further proof of the non-stop march of time, is that technology evolves at what feels like a daily basis, and enterprises must stay on top of the latest digital transformation trends in order to maximize their advantage to the fullest potential.

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Transform Business Applications – Enable Integrated Ecosystems

Cognizant and Cleo together deliver high-performing, elegant and secure applications. Our solutions—covering Integration & Process Management—result in faster time to value and improved ROI, while preserving data integrity, integration, reliability and governance.

Cognizant’s Integrated Process Management (IPM) practice works closely with Cleo to help customers transform business applications to meet current and future integration demands.

Why Big Data Isn’t Working – and What You Can Do about It

The value any organization’s technology integration heavily depends on how well its big data feeds the digital transformation machine. To put it a little more simply: Big data enables digital transformation – well, that’s the goal anyway.

So how has big data technology been performing for businesses in the grand scheme of things?

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The Ins and Outs of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

This post aims to help the reader gain a better understanding and go beyond the textbook definition to where leaders can realize the benefits of SOA. You will learn about a few common examples, and the key differences between SOAP and REST.  But we’ll get to that later.

10 Mind-Boggling Figures that Describe the Internet of Things (IoT)

Whatever the Internet of Things (IoT) is today could be much different just weeks from now. And predictions about the size and the impact that IoT will have on business vary greatly. After all, the extent to which IoT is forecast to impact society is constantly changing in scope – usually in terms of how much further that extent is estimated to be.

The Business Problem of Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Today’s world functions on data – facts, statistics, trends, values, measurements. That means your business functions on data. Gathering, analyzing, and moving it. If that data fails to get where it’s supposed to be, the consequences can have a ripple effect on your business and beyond. How you manage the flow of data drives the success of your business, and the old methods for managing this critical information just aren’t cutting it anymore.

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B2B Integration vs A2A: A Chicken and Egg Story

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With decades of analyst and integration industry experience, Frank Kenney is a fountain of knowledge on all things tech. Now, he aims to share that awareness with you. Visit this blog every other Thursday for your biweekly dose of thought leadership from one of technology’s most insightful thinkers.

What is an API? Everything You Need to Know

We are in living in an increasingly API-centric world. APIs are everywhere you look – and you might not even realize it. Need evidence? Gartner considers API management tools an essential component of the unrealized hybrid integration platform (HIP), currently an architectural approach to connect and integrate anything and everything with a digital pulse.

What to Know When Planning System Integration

To anyone in the IT sector, the worth of a centralized network is considered invaluable.

And the demand for a truly complete integration solution is clear and, well, tremendously valuable.

According to a recent study by California-based market research and consulting company Grand View Research, the global system integration (SI) market is expected to hit nearly $530 billion by 2025.

Tips for Businesses Wondering How to Send Large Files

“How do I send large files?”

It’s a question that often plagues businesses in today’s hyper-digital global economy where file sizes, data volumes, and the number of remote employees are expanding at a rapid clip. It’s even more perplexing given how easy it is to share information on a personal level.

Three Massive Data Breaches and What You Can Learn From Them

Recently, we covered the gaping hole in organizational security caused by the abundant presence of employee thumb drives.

Despite the common knowledge and general acceptance nowadays that insecure physical endpoints are bad for the health of data privacy, many “secure” industries – from health care to education – deal with data breaches and data misuse due to employees simply losing personal portable storage devices including USB thumb drives.

How Companies are Attempting to Shore Up an Obvious Security Gap

Flash drives, thumb drives, pen drives, gig sticks, jump drives, disk keys, memory sticks.

Whatever you want to call them, these portable storage devices have been commonplace since 2000 – but so have attempts to control, regulate, and prohibit them. But like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole, USB storage devices pop up again and again in discussions around enterprise security.

The Amazon Effect and Its Role in the Walmart Flipkart Deal

As the Amazon effect grows, and the company continues its push to gain an even larger footprint into the world of physical retail, one of, if not its biggest competitor, recently made an acquisition that will have ripple effects for years to come.

Last week, Walmart acquired a majority stake in Flipkart for a reported $16 billion, adding another e-commerce company to its arsenal.

5 EDI Terms You Should Know

Whether you’ve just started doing electronic data interchange (EDI) or are considering deploying the technology to meet a partner mandate or industry requirement, trying to become familiar with the technology and the various EDI terms can seem daunting.

EDI is a proven technology that powers many of the complex and modern business processes that we take for granted every day:

What is EDI? Everything You Should Know

Electronic data interchange (EDI) can be an expansive subject, but given its importance in making the business world go ‘round, it’s one that worth wrapping your head around. As a starting point, it makes sense to dig into the fundamentals and get the hard fact, insight, and business knowledge that answers the question, “What is EDI?”

Getting Started with EDI?

TMW In.Sight User Conference & Expo

Cleo is sponsoring and exhibiting at the TMW In.Sight event, hosted by PeopleNet and TMW. This 3-day conference and expo is an inspirational hub of conversations, seminars and collaborations with the transportation industry’s top brains – all fittingly set against the backdrop of one of Houston’s most inspiring and innovative artists.

PREVAIL 2018 VAI Customer Conference

Cleo is sponsoring and exhibiting at the PREVAIL 2018 VAI Customer Conference, November 8-10, 2018, at the magnificent Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, in Nashville, Tennessee. This world-class event includes new workshop sessions, additional industry guest speakers, more third-party solutions, and increased time for hands-on training and networking. Come learn the latest, most effective strategies and solutions to run a thriving business.

What is Application Integration?

Once upon a time, your enterprise ran solely on legacy, on-premise software. Next came the growth of cloud computing. Nowadays, you probably have some combination of both. But your on-premise and cloud applications must work together efficiently, and it does so through application integration.

Application integration is the practice of sharing of processes and data among various applications in an organization.

Collection 18 Drives Growth Through Modern B2B E-Commerce Solutions

B2B e-commerce solutions drive the reach and distribution of global brands like Collection 18 now more than ever.

As a New York City-based fashion brand that designs and manufactures women’s apparel and accessories found on the pages of Women’s Health, InStyle, and Glamour magazines – and for sale online and in Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Dillard’s department stores – Collection 18 (aka Collection XIIX) relies on EDI and non-EDI data to get hats, gloves, scarves, wraps, footwear, and handbags onto customers the world over.

The Band’s Getting Back Together in ‘Music City’: Register Now for Cleo Connect 2018

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – May 14, 2018 – Knowledge is power when it comes to improving customer and partner relationships, meeting evolving market demands and industry requirements, and pursuing cloud integration initiatives to expand the value of your IT ecosystem.

That’s why Cleo, the global leader in B2B-led cloud integration solutions that enable these modern business needs, is excited to announce that registration is open for its 2018 Cleo Connect customer event at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.

How MTC Protects IRS Information with Secure File Sharing

We just went through the crunch time of tax season, where U.S. residents scramble to make sure the proper forms and IRS information are in order so they can file their income taxes before the annual deadline (usually April 15). Amid all the preparation and last-minute adjustments, though, the last thing you want to do is worry that your personally identifiable information (PII) is vulnerable because of lax secure file sharing practices by those you entrusted it to.

Collection 18

Collection 18 now leverages the Cleo Integration Cloud’s™ enterprise-grade file transfer capabilities for a more comprehensive MFT solution.

Multistate Tax Commission

The Multistate Tax Commission deployed Cleo’s integration platform and leveraged its secure file sharing capabilities.

AT&T’s Solution to the Amended FTC Telemarketing Sales Rule

In today’s business ecosystem, the ability to facilitate secure high-speed file transfers outside the corporate firewall is more critical than ever as file sizes and data volumes continue to grow. Just ask AT&T, who had to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule.

AT&T is so much more than a telephone company these days.

AT&T

AT&T chose the Cleo Integration Cloud™ to comply with an FTC mandate, leveraging Cleo Harmony® and Cleo Jetsonic® to quickly and reliably move tens of thousands of massive audio files a day.

The Amazon Effect: How to Prepare and Adapt to Win

With so many ways its affected how consumers consume and how businesses serve their clients, it’s no wonder the “Amazon effect” has become a phenomenon business schools will analyze for years to come.

Everywhere you look, the behemoth is around. One of your friends probably just used Amazon to buy a new book.

3 EDI Myths Your Technology Vendor is Selling You

There’s a growing misunderstanding in the marketplace of what it means to do electronic data interchange (EDI) in today’s digital business economies. EDI is more than just a data format. It’s a set of B2B processes that support high-value business outcomes. Yet, too many technology companies perpetuate too many EDI myths because they still view it as a standalone workflow that’s easy to solve, or worse, as an unnecessary step when APIs are available.

Why APIs Can’t Deliver the B2B Benefits of EDI

One of the main threats to continued EDI adoption and the business benefits of EDI was the rise of APIs, which were developed to support system connectivity and program interaction in the cloud era. While API-led vendors promised a brave new world of cloud and B2B integration, an EDI trading partner connection and an API are not the same things.

What it Really Means to Do EDI

With this eBook, you can quickly zero in on the multifaceted role modern EDI plays in today’s connected enterprise. Go beyond recognizing EDI as the basis of B2B communications, “What it Really Means to Do EDI” includes a comprehensive dive into EDI-based business applications that enable process automation with improved data accuracy and efficiency, and go in-depth into the multitude of ways your organization can deliver concrete integration cost savings.

How JDA Scaled Its SaaS Supply Chain Business with Embedded Integration

Data transfer to and from customers is key to providing a SaaS offering, and as a SaaS provider’s customer base grows, so does the demand for protocols and connectors that can deliver modern and reliable data exchange. As the worldwide leader in supply chain management, manufacturing, and retail planning software, Arizona-based JDA Software knows a thing or two about trying to keep up with that demand.

5 Bad Approaches to Integration and Why They’re Killing Your Business

For years, there has been a way of “doing things,” so to speak, when it comes to integrating systems and applications in the enterprise. Sure, organizations vary how they get their integrations to work, but across companies and industries, patterns tend to emerge.

These are five of the most common approaches to integration, none of which are truly ideal for businesses in the era of digital transformation:

4 Reasons Your Organization Should Migrate Off the VAN

It’s easy to take for granted the great tools that simplify and streamline B2B communications today, but there was a time, during the early days of the internet, when companies struggled to digitally communicate with their trading partners. B2B communication is still a challenge in some regards today, but back then, there were limited options given the cost of deploying managed file transfer (MFT) technology.

ANSI X12 Version 4050 Transaction Set Listing

What makes ANSI X12 important?

With more than 320 transaction standards in the complete 4050 transaction set listing, the ANSI X12 standard is used as main form of EDI communication by hundreds of thousands of organizations around the globe to conduct business daily.

What is ANSI X12?

3 Truths About How Integration Delivers Greater Business Agility

“Wait and see is not an option; it’s a death sentence.”

This powerful and all-too-true quote comes from a McKinsey & Co. article titled “Organizing for the age of urgency,” and it refers to how often an average large company reorganizes its business (every two to three years) and how it usually takes more than 18 months to implement that process.

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5 Key Takeaways from Salesforce’s $6.5B Acquisition of MuleSoft

Mergers and acquisitions in the technology space are nothing new. However, Salesforce’s lofty bid for MuleSoft announced March 20 made headlines for reasons beyond the $6.5 billion price point. Briefly, the massive deal signifies a major bet on hybrid integration technology by the largest SaaS company on earth. And that points to something really important.

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2 Key Supply Chain Capabilities for Companies Affected by Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

For years, manufacturers across industries have built their products using materials purchased all over the world. But what stands to happen to these companies after President Donald Trump imposed higher tariffs on imported steel and aluminum?

The ripple effect of these protectionist measures remains relatively uncertain, but the reality is that U.S.

NEECOM Spring Conference

The New England Electronic Commerce Users’ Group (NEECOM) is holding their annual Spring Conference focused around Electronic Commerce, EDI, and related technologies. Cleo is co-sponsoring and exhibiting. Join Barry Sponsler, Cleo’s Senior Solutions Architect, for his presentation on ‘Beyond B2B: Extending your integration strategy to meet business growth’.

Is Outsourcing EDI Right For Your Business?

Addition by subtraction.

It’s a phrase that gets thrown around quite a bit. So much, in fact, that it often loses its intended meaning. To be fair, though, it is a saying that can be easily misconstrued. At some point, we’ve all been Andy Bernard from “The Office.”

But in the case of electronic data interchange (EDI), the old “addition by subtraction” adage might be more relevant than ever.

Enterprise Data Readiness the Key to Big Data Value

Companies are scrambling, and not for the reasons you necessarily think. Why? Because when they see all the promises and value that big data can bring, many rush to implement analytics programs to capitalize on those promises for fear of being left behind. The problem, however, is without an infrastructure to integrate all your business information, completing valuable big data initiatives becomes impossible.

Cleo Delivers Big Data Integration Approach to Help Modern Businesses Solve Data Ingestion Challenges

Cleo CEO, CTO discuss value of “data readiness” in the era of the cloud at annual Wayne State symposium

DETROIT, Michigan – March 21, 2018 – Top executives from Cleo, the global B2B-led cloud integration software leader, will discuss the problems of big data integration and enterprise data readiness at the 2018 Big Data & Business Analytics Symposium on March 22 and 23 at Wayne State University in Detroit.

OFTP2 in Europe and Why Your Business Must Support More Advanced Protocols

Providing support for various advanced protocols is quite simply a necessity to doing business. And while AS2 is one of the most common, especially since Walmart mandated its suppliers to use it to exchange EDI data directly, to connect with companies around the world, OFTP2 has become an increasingly important protocol to global businesses.

March Madness Data Conundrum is Year-Long Madness for Businesses

Duke or North Carolina? Virginia or Villanova? What about a dark horse like St. Bonaventure or Davidson? This is the week every year where millions of Americans become college basketball experts and fill out a men’s and/or women’s bracket for year-long bragging rights and the highest respect from their peers.

A Modern Approach to EDI for the Modern Business

Every so often, the debate whether EDI (electronic data interchange) is finally running its course as the pre-eminent data transfer method pops up among the IT management crowd. And like clockwork, the overstated “EDI is dead” proclamation rears its ugly head.

EDI is kind of like the guy slunked over a shoulder in the “bring out your dead” scene from the 1975 classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” No matter how many times he proves that he’s alive and well, he’s still told that he belongs on the cart with the rest of the deceased.

Modernize Your EDI and B2B Integration Processes

Today’s digital business transformation initiatives are pushing more organizations to modernize their EDI solutions. Progressing from a legacy system to a more modern, up-to-date process, however, is no easy task given how ingrained EDI and other B2B technologies can become over the years.

EDI modernization extends B2B integration and automation capabilities beyond traditional EDI to support emerging business requirements.

How B2B and Integration Technologies are Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturers are consistently at the forefront of innovation. Whether they’re building new ways to communicate, travel, treat illness, or go about everyday business, manufacturers change the way we live and work. Heck, the assembly line, a manufacturing process popularized by one of the world’s most famous businessmen in Henry Ford, continues to be one of the most influential innovations of the modern era.

Toronto VMUG UserCon

The Toronto VMUG UserCon, created by VMware users for VMware users, is a free day-long event geared to empower you through education, training, and collaboration. Get an inside look at exciting VMware and partner products and services. Be sure to visit the Cleo booth.

MFT Blog: Tune Out the Marketing Speak and Discover ‘Real MFT’

With four key takeaways, this MFT blog aims to help you separate truth from fiction when it comes to engaging with managed file transfer solution vendors. Jump to the bottom to quickly access our free guide to get armed with the essential questions you need to zero in on the real value your business can achieve with the right managed file transfer technology.

Superior EDI – and Nothing Less – For Halvor Lines

Halvor Lines has a nickname in the truck-driving industry: “Superior Fleet.”

That’s high praise, no doubt. But based on a mission statement from its company website, it’s clear how the Superior, Wisconsin-based trucking and logistics business earned that reputation: “We understand the best results come from the best truck drivers, and the best truck drivers come from being treated as such.”

And Halvor Lines has fully backed up that philosophy by making the health and safety of its employees a priority.

Integrate Your Applications For Improved Agility, Visibility, Efficiency

Tracking orders and payments, engaging with customers, processing EDI data, and managing inventory and warehouse activities are business as usual for today’s organizations, and every company has its own applications that help support these mission-critical workflows. Whether those include a CRM, ERP, SCM, or some other tool (or a combination of each), these applications are the life-blood upon which a business is built.

3 Cool Things About EDI (Yes, That EDI)

Let’s face it: EDI isn’t going to pull up on a Harley, all decked out in a black leather jacket and dark sunglasses anytime soon. But then again, no one ever accused EDI of being cool. In the technology realm, EDI will never be confused with James Dean, but it’s not so uncool that it’s Steve Urkel.

Halvor Lines Inc.

The Cleo Clarify™ solution, the data transformation component of the Cleo Integration Cloud, seamlessly integrates with the TMWSuite front-end application for an easy-to-use, scalable, and cost-effective EDI solution.

What You Must Have from Your Integration Solution – and Vendor

Ever counted just how many technology solutions are in use within your organization? The number can be a little intimidating, but the traditional approach to solving business problems – as a one-off problem – has led to technologies rapidly accumulating over time. This leads to a complex arsenal of disparate solutions that don’t inherently communicate with each other but are still important to daily business workflows.

The Snowballing Integration Requirements That Challenge Cloud-Services Organizations

What customers really want from a cloud-based service is to leverage that offering to improve some specific business process and make more money. It matters less how it happens behind the scenes; they ultimately want the end business outcome. But delivering the service certainly matters to the SaaS organization, and doing so in a reliable, elegant manner means successful customer integration is critical.

B2B Integration Saves the Day When Retailers Demand Stricter Delivery Windows

Ask any retail store or warehouse manager in charge of inventory his or her preferred shipping time, and this is the response you’re likely to hear: “I want it yesterday.”

We live in an age where prompt turnaround through digital technology is the norm. We see it in nearly every aspect of life, reducing an everyday task into the fraction of time that it previously took to complete.

Savvy SaaS Companies Take This Integration Approach to Improve Their Cloud Services

The success of any SaaS product is proportional to its usability and the ability for customers to adopt the offering, and connecting customer systems and integrating business information are critical in driving the solution’s value. Thus, it’s important to understand how seamless B2B connectivity with customers and partners enables SaaS organizations to deliver a better service.

Why Data Visibility Has Never Been More Important to Your Business

“Just wanted to check in.”

We hear that phrase all the time, in our personal lives and business lives. It could be parents out on the town calling a babysitter for updates, a significant other on a business trip trying to catch up at home, or your boss looking for a status report on an important project.

Reliable Integration Assists Pharma Company in Distributing Life-Saving Treatments

The importance of safe and optimal use of human proteins cannot be underestimated. Rare blood disorders affect hundreds of thousands of people and are managed through life-saving hematology treatments and immunotherapy. And due to improved research and advanced medicines, the human protein and plasma fractionation industry is ever-improving and ever-growing.

What Every SaaS Company Should Know About Integrating with Its Customers

Data transfer to and from customers is a key part to providing a SaaS service, and as a SaaS provider’s customer base grows, so does demand for different protocols and connectors.

Providing the range of options for connectivity with either home-grown or open source software, or commercial MFT and B2B gateways, has a range of problems that will distract the SaaS provider from its core business.

6 Questions Every SaaS Company Needs to Ask About Integration

SaaS organizations that have created their solutions with a focus on data aggregation and valuation are facing a unique problem when it comes to integration.

Integration enables systems to connect and businesses to communicate, supporting the continuous flow of information critical to SaaS operations, but it’s up to the SaaS organization to manage the hundreds, thousands, or even millions of transactions a day that support its customers’ businesses.

Can You Adjust When a Large Automaker Mandates a New File Transfer Protocol?

Adjusting. Evolving. Pivoting.

No matter the industry, every business needs to be able to adapt. Whether that means changing products to adjust to evolving customer tastes, or changing delivery models to evolve for transportation needs, the time will come that a business must shift gears to enable new growth opportunities.

Lipari Foods

Cleo Clarify enables Lipari Foods to quickly adapt to partners’ systems, which provides for a better experience as they don’t have to worry about the hassle of making their files compatible.

Dealer Information Systems

With Cleo VLTrader in place Dealer Information Systems Ltd. (DIS) was able meet the GM ebXML mandate and also offer future customers additional methods of connectivity.

Distributel

Distributel Communications Limited now has multiple Cleo solutions in place, giving the company a reliable tool for consolidating systems and integrating back-end technology to streamline operations.

Proven EDI Solution ‘Makes Life Go’ for Global Steel Processing Company

The steel industry has long been a vital manufacturing cog in the United States. And there’s a strong case to be made that it’s what helped drive the U.S. in becoming a world economic powerhouse in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Essentially, steel production is what made life go in this part of the world for decades.

Cleo Integration Cloud Named an iPaaS Leader by G2 Crowd

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Cleo, a global leader in cloud integration technology, today announced that G2 Crowd, a peer-to-peer business solutions review platform, has recognized Cleo Integration Cloud as a leading solution on the G2 Crowd Grid® for iPaaS software. Solutions in the Leader quadrant, the highest ranking on the grid and where the Cleo Integration Cloud has been ranked, are rated favorably by G2 Crowd users and have substantial market presence scores.

Steel Technologies

Steel Technologies deployed the Cleo VLTrader solution and upgraded its critical EDI communications to exchange nearly 2,000 documents a day with customers, suppliers, and vendors over FTP and SFTP.

Global Logistics Company Saves Thousands, Delivers Better Service with EDI, AS2

In the world of transportation and freight logistics, expenses can run high, complications can run rampant, and expectations can run off the charts. That’s especially true in today’s high-demand digital landscape, where the global logistics and transportation industry is already valued at around $8 trillion. And that number is expected to nearly double by 2023.

Mohawk Global Logistics

With Cleo, Mohawk has migrated 80 percent of the third-party EDI integrations in-house, and the company quickly gained the financial and business efficiency benefits of a reliable, scalable managed file transfer solution.

Cleo Again Earns Drummond Certification for AS2

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise cloud integration solutions, has been named one of 16 global organizations whose AS2 software products have been Drummond Certified™ in the automated interoperability test event for the third quarter of 2017.

This round of testing certifies the interoperability of AS2 for Version 5.5 of the Cleo Harmony®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® solutions, which are part of the Cleo Integration Cloud.

2018: The Year of Enhanced Cloud Experiences, Increased Customer Value

Cleo … never stops.

That was the message delivered by Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan, Ph.D., in his keynote address during Day 1 of Cleo’s annual Sales Kickoff meeting last week in Chicago.

And it was a message that permeated throughout the week as Cleo released Cleo Integration Cloud™ (CIC), revealed its newly redesigned website, and took the final steps to make 2018 the year it continues to help businesses leverage leading integration technology and increase growth.

Introducing Cleo Integration Cloud, Delivering Enhanced Cloud Experiences for the Modern Enterprise

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Cleo, a global leader in cloud integration technology, today introduced Cleo Integration Cloud™ (CIC), a complete and flexible platform focused on multi-enterprise and intra-enterprise integration solutions for companies worldwide.

Whether implemented implicitly or explicitly, cloud technology has permeated every aspect of modern organizations, and it’s absolutely the responsibility of leading integration vendors to provide today’s enterprises with the right technology to ensure their cloud interactions are dependable, consistent, predictable, and visible.

Big Data and Business Analytics Symposium

The 2018 annual symposium on Big Data & Business Analytics focuses on pragmatic issues faced while deploying big data strategies to drive business success. It has a special focus on managing and analyzing the data captured through marketing, product development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and service in a global setting. Cleo’s CTO, John Thielens will present on ‘Big Data Integration: Why Data Readiness is Vital to Successful Analytics’ during Friday’s case study track.

Gartner Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit

Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2018 presents in-depth research, unbiased guidance, and actionable strategies for application leaders who define, design and deploy modern applications. The event explores how to drive digital transformation with the practical application of emerging technologies. Application and IT Leaders will enhance their understanding of how to create agile and sophisticated IT capabilities that support innovation, align with digital business goals, and deliver new competitive advantage.

Find a Cleo Partner

The Cleo Partner Program strives to help its partners grow their business, so we can expand each other’s capabilities and deliver better solutions to our joint customers. It’s a business-building program driven by your requirements.

To find a Cleo Partner, please complete the form. A Cleo Account Executive will contact you to assist in finding the partner to meet your needs.

Connect Today

Cleo LexiCom®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo Harmony® offer hundreds of pre-loaded connection configurations to quickly and securely connect to your trading partners and VANs. This means that more than 80 percent of the work in connecting with these trading partners is already done for you via Cleo’s proven secure file transfer solutions.

Gartner

We believe that in reading this complimentary Gartner report, you will learn how you can take advantage of the intersection of APIs and B2B. Capitalize on new API-driven capabilities that enhance traditional B2B technologies including EDI and MFT. Understanding the ways APIs complement MFT and EDI can help you optimize your B2B ecosystem in the age of digital transformation.

Cleo Dashboards

Cleo Dashboards is an easy-to-use web-based reporting tool for the Cleo Integration Cloud that provides read-only access to your transactional EDI and non-EDI data, as well as interactive dashboards for real-time views of transaction and system statuses.

These reports provide out of the box, real-time visibility into data transaction across communications and B2B integration tools.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Thanks to Cleo, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is able to communicate whenever, wherever, and however it needs to in the most efficient way possible.

Hogan

Hogan found a strategic business partner in Cleo, whose solutions helped shore up its integration infrastructure to ensure a better business experience for its current and future customers.

Application Connectors

The prevalence of cloud computing today offers enterprises more options than in ever in solving emerging business challenges. But as more business-critical applications move into the cloud, integrating that data into your B2B workflows becomes increasingly complex.

Cleo offers a host of application, SaaS, and cloud platform connectors that enable you to quickly connect and consolidate integration processes and data throughout your business.

Rana

Cleo’s professional and managed services teams also delivered to Rana a careful and responsive approach to the migration that featured a comprehensive plan, a timeline, and a full understanding of who is responsible for the data at every stage.

Mondetta

Mondetta received the EDI, flat file, protocol, and information integration support it craved via Cleo Integration Cloud was as able to reduce the time it takes to connect to customers and costly chargebacks for EDI errors.

Prepare for the Future of Managed File Transfer

Companies typically deploy a number of managed file transfer solutions to support their daily B2B and A2A processes, as well as the reliable data transformation, certificate management, and very specific secure protocols to do business with specific partners. But IT resources are stretched thin micro-managing all of these systems, which often don’t integrate well with each other and can’t deliver unified views of the traffic flowing (or not flowing) through them.

Enabling Big Data Success: Ingest, Transport, Populate and Govern

Big data success is only achieved when this data can easily move in, out, and through systems, feeding data lakes for analytics applications that turn raw information into valuable business intelligence. But companies are very quickly realizing their current system limitations in their desire to integrate businesses, people, applications, the cloud, and data repositories.

Breaking Down Data Barriers

As companies expand into new business initiatives and strive to better their customer’s experience, the new technologies and data flow processes that get adopted could actually limit their growth, and ultimately cost them new business opportunities.

What many organizations don’t realize is that there is a disconnect within their integrated IT architecture, which causes friction when new integration use cases are required.

B2B-Led Integration: Anywhere You Want It

At the core of many successful companies is an integration strategy that allows fast response times to customer demands, compliance to SLA requirements and mandates, and control and visibility over all transactional processes moving through the business. A B2B approach to integration strategy will enable the scalability needed to easily take on new integration use cases, like cloud, application, and big data integration, and deliver faster and more secure data processing and monitoring.

B2B-Led Integration: Across Your Supply Chain

At the core of many successful supply chain companies is an integration strategy that allows fast response times to customer demands, compliance to SLA requirements and mandates, and control and visibility over all transactional processes moving in and throughout the organization. A B2B approach to your integration strategy will make it easier to do business through the consolidation of all data and applications, on-premise or in the cloud, and enable scalability for new integration use cases, like cloud, application while ensuring operational up-time and compliance.

B2B-Led Integration: Information Services

At the core of many successful information services companies is an integration strategy that allows fast response times to customer demands, compliance to SLA requirements and mandates, and control and visibility over all transactional processes moving in and throughout their organization. A B2B approach to your integration strategy will make you easier to do business with through the consolidation of all data and applications, on-premise or in the cloud, and enable scalability for new integration use cases while ensuring operational uptime and compliance.

What Cleo Can Do for You: Customer Expectations

A connected business ecosystem can mean the difference between a growing, thriving company and one that is slowly bleeding out lost productivity and opportunities. Thousands of companies have put their faith in Cleo integration solutions to connect, secure, and automate data exchanges between a growing number of internal systems,  customers, partners, and suppliers.

B2B Managed Services: Key Reasons to Consider the Cloud for B2B/EDI

What are the key reasons to consider moving your B2B operations to the cloud?

Frank Kenney, former Gartner Analyst and technology strategist, provides all the insight you are looking for in this fast-paced 10-minute webinar.

Get concrete perspective on:

  • The challenge of self-managed daily integration activities
  • The shift of business strategies and new customer demands
  • Integration requirements for handling increasingly complex B2B operations

Further, gain insight how outsourcing B2B integration can free your business from strenuous integration projects, including setting up:

  • Data transformations
  • Secure communications
  • Governance and visibility

Whether you require automated EDI, integration, or the secure movement of large files and datasets, outsourcing B2B requirements critically provides the opportunity to optimize business communications and continuity, and improve essential revenue-driving operations.

Data Transformation: Impact to Business Growth

How can you be sure you are able to accept and quickly process any file – like EDI, spreadsheets, or flat files – from your trading partners? How can you be sure you are reliably in compliance with your customer’s SLAs, especially when they start sending new data formats? How can you be sure your operational workflows are as efficient as possible, and not inhibited by manual or slow data processing?

Modern Integration Powers Open Banking

Open Banking is a collaborative model in which financial data is shared through APIs between parties to deliver enhanced services to the consumer marketplace.

It’s an industry-changing initiative if each system in the banking value chain can be opened and the data can be governed. That’s why this digital banking revolution will be driven not necessarily by APIs but by broader B2B technology.

Consolidate Your Data Integration

Business inertia, over time, results in a collection of varied data integration technologies within a business. Meanwhile, as cloud, big data, and new secure protocols and standards proliferate, business finds itself redundantly supporting numerous data integration technologies as well as separately managing the underlying security, control, and governance. This paper discusses strategies and tactics to consolidate disparate integration technologies.

Case Management: Three Adaptive Architectures for Dynamic Customer Support

The case management methodology is a business framework that facilitates automated system-centric workflows, and ad hoc people-centric file movement in combination to address complex multi-tiered business processes in increasingly dynamic customer-facing support cases.

Building out a case management structure developed on the bedrock of an enterprise managed file transfer (MFT) system can help the enterprise achieve the seamless and secure flow of information to and from the customer.

Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership of Integration Solutions

TCO is an analysis to determine all of the lifetime costs associated with the ownership of a particular asset. The ownership of an asset entails not only the initial license purchase cost but also maintenance, deployment, hardware and software upgrades, and operating the same asset throughout the asset’s anticipated service life — or an arbitrary time horizon such as 5 or 10 years to simplify analysis.

Top Ten “Must Haves” of an Integration Solution

The list of available integration options is massive if you include point solutions, or those which address specific types of integration. Most companies are moving painfully toward a fully integrated solution by combining point solutions — and often stretching them past their limits. At some point it becomes obvious that a more comprehensive integration solution will not only streamline processes and simplify the maintenance burden, but will also assimilate and present accurate, timely information that cannot be obtained via a collection of point solutions.

Managed File Transfer as a Strategic Technology

Managed File Transfer requirements have evolved from tactical administration and security concerns to strategic concerns about governance, compliance, and authentication.

To address these concerns, a new class of strategic managed file transfer (MFT) solutions has emerged. These solutions integrate with enterprise applications while supporting cost-saving consolidation and enablement initiatives.

EDI Modernization: Five Decision Factors

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) modernization refers to the process of extending business-to-business (B2B) integration and automation capabilities beyond classic EDI, in support of modern business requirements.

Modern B2B integration reflects changes in the way companies are connecting, automating business processes, and exchanging data. Its value lies in expanding integration capabilities while reducing the cost and complexity of partner onboarding and operations.

The Future of Managed File Transfer

The growth of any modern business demands an organizational managed file transfer presence to advance data flow and other IT processes.

So, for many companies, the question is inevitable: “How can we keep leveraging MFT solutions while we expand our business?” The answer lies in the company’s ability to use programmatic MFT solutions to scale modern services and applications.

Best Practices in Data Loss Prevention Deployment for MFT

Organizations have considerable amounts of sensitive information flowing in and out of their business, and many have implemented Data Loss Prevention processes to prevent this information from inadvertently leaving the organization.

This white paper offers an in-depth view of the relevant best practices for preventing data loss as part of a managed file transfer solution in your operation.

Connectivity in a Critical Protection (CIP) World

Increasingly, such monitoring and decisions are made thousands of miles away in remote or centralized monitoring centers. How do you securely connect all of these end-points?

Energy and process industries must continue to operate profitably while meeting the challenges of ever-increasing physical and cyber security needs.

This paper focuses on the best practices embodied in NERC cyber security regulations with respect to the implementation of data connectivity between remote industrial and generating assets, SCADA, ERP, data historians, EMS, work order systems, predictive diagnostic systems, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), asset monitoring centers, and other applications.

Rapid Cloud Enablement for Software Companies

Companies are moving to the cloud to consume the value of software solutions for a myriad of reasons, such as cost savings, quick implementation cycles, ease of use and accessibility, ease of maintenance and upgrades, better security, and high availability.

Software companies have less ability to lock-in pricing with SaaS than they do with expensive license software implementations.

Comparison Guide: Secure Data Exchange Protocols

Exchanging information across digital networks requires each party to speak the same data transport language. How many languages does your organization speak?

In information technology, protocols enable file transfers by outlining a standard procedure for regulating the data exchange between businesses. Protocols specify interactions between the communicating entities, and they can often be prescribed by industry or other standards.

Moving Big Data: Securely, Reliably, and Efficiently

Data is exploding around us. According to Harvard Business Review, we are creating 2.5 exabytes (billion gigabytes) of data every day. Every hour of that day, Walmart handles more than 1 million customer transactions and generates more than 2.5 petabytes (2560 terabytes) of data — the equivalent of 167 times the information contained in all the books in the US Library of Congress.

20 Questions to Ask an MFT Vendor

You owe it to your company and customers to have a firm understanding of your business data movement, especially when it comes time to explore modern managed file transfer (MFT) solutions.

Whether your company is looking for deployment on premise or in the cloud, you first need to get to know the MFT vendor and the technology to see if they mesh with your organizational needs.

10 MFT Considerations

Companies are struggling to harness the massive volumes of new data created every day from a multitude of new sources both internal and external to their organization. The objective is clear: Gain end-to-end visibility to what’s happening in and around the business, and determine new ways to improve operations while scaling technology to meet new business requirements.

Tungsten Network

With Cleo, Tungsten could quickly and easily add customers in a complete governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) environment, and it also was able to successfully meet customer SLAs, provide segregation of duties, and complete auditability. The result was a sizable increase in revenue.

See the Cleo Integration Cloud in Action

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JDA

JDA sought Cleo’s single-platform solution to ensure reliable information integration while supporting all of JDA’s advanced secure communication protocols.

ICC Industries

Cleo Unify™, Cleo’s secure on-premise file sharing solution, delivered an easy-to navigate folder sharing to equip various departments with their required functionality.

Berk Enterprises

Berk discovered Cleo via its ERP company VAI, a longtime Cleo partner, and now uses the Cleo EEI™ and Cleo Clarify™ solutions for data transformation and B2B integration.

USA Truck

After evaluating several providers, USA Truck selected Cleo to better manage the company’s transaction load and ensure more efficient, secure communications across its trading partner network.

O’Rourke Sales Company

O’Rourke stood up the Cleo Clarify solution for X12 data transformation and the Cleo Harmony solution for secure, reliable data movement and visibility into all its information exchanges.

Dental Associates

Dental Associates chose the Cleo Integration Cloud™ to consolidate its communication and data transformation processes onto a single platform and support its burgeoning business.

ECi Software Solutions

Cleo’s scalability also was attractive to ECi, as the company aspires to grow by 10 percent year-over-year for the next few years and leverage Cleo’s MFT functionality with other partners

Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corporation

With Cleo’s stable communications platform and automation capabilities, Excelled can confidently process hundreds of thousands of files a year, including the 50,000 files that come in during Black Friday weekend alone.

nVision Global Technology Solutions

Today, nVision Global’s leading cloud-based platform is powered by the Cleo Integration Cloud™ (CIC), deploying the Cleo Harmony® solution for secure data movement and the Cleo Clarify™ solution for easy data transformation.

Trinidad Benham

With its growing EDI processes managed by a VAN and associated costs escalating (while support declined), Trinidad Benham sought a single-platform MFT and data transformation solution that could integrate with its own applications and complex supply chain, expedite partner onboarding, and deliver more control over its critical EDI workflows.

Octapharma

Octapharma found in Cleo a partner that delivered a reliable, cost-effective, and comprehensive business solution that will help the company continue to operate efficiently and within FDA compliance. And that means Octapharma can better help people all over the world receive the treatments they need to live better lives.

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

Saddle Creek Logistics replaced its legacy EDI systems with the Cleo Clarify™ solution and can expertly meet the diverse and challenging integration requirements of its customers, retailers, suppliers, transportation, and third-party integrators.

How One Logistics Provider Uses EDI Software to Deliver Faster Than Santa

When someone places an order online, especially around the holidays, whether it be a new video game for your nephew or a winter jacket for your significant other, it doesn’t matter where it’s coming from, just as long as it arrives on time. This requirement becomes exponentially more critical if you’re the business responsible for delivering these products on time, and EDI software helps ensure that happens.

Software Vendors

Customer expectations for high-quality solutions and services at less cost are growing, and software companies must adapt their existing offerings to meet those expectations. Organizations must effectively deploy their offerings in a SaaS or cloud environment to enrich business outcomes for their customers.

Software vendors, especially those providing data-centric and information services in the cloud, require agile integration solutions to quickly expand service capabilities and embrace fast-moving opportunities for any business.

SaaS Providers

As a SaaS provider, driving growth and customer acquisition is critical to your business success. It’s crucial to differentiate your market offering with out-of-the-cloud SaaS integration built into your services that increase customer satisfaction and retention. Deliver seamless data connection and integration, designing data-centric services that elevate solution value. Piecemealed integration processes built on open-source components are burdensome for clients, diluting SaaS infrastructure and botching governance requirements.

Governance and Control

Governance can no longer be an afterthought in today’s business world, as the cost of non-compliance is just too high. Too many organizations relying on legacy systems that don’t sufficiently deliver governance and control capabilities have custom-coded mechanisms to layer on top. However, this approach fails to meet modern data exchange requirements and is even more difficult to maintain.

FTP Replacement

Compliant exchange of data across your internal network, as well as with partners and customers outside the corporate walls, necessitates secure, reliable transfer solutions. But the traditional, unsophisticated FTP approach lacks control, reporting, and automation capabilities, and is difficult for IT teams to administer and secure. FTP workflows are also prone to errors and cannot scale well beyond a few connections.

File Sharing

In today’s digital world, businesses need secure file sharing all types and sizes of files with customers and partners through complex ecosystems. But too many companies use non-sanctioned, consumer-grade enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) tools to move company files, mixing in with personal data outside corporate firewalls and preventing tracking with less control of business data.

File Acceleration

Everyone needs to move data. But as more data is being created, and file sizes get larger, most companies aren’t equipped to efficiently move all data to internal systems, applications, and data lakes, and to their partners and customers.

The need for file acceleration is essential in the modern enterprise.

Connectors

The modern enterprise competes by how fast it can connect and integrate with internal applications and their partners. Offering rapid and highly secure data exchanges only will increase the value of business relationships.

Cleo offers hundreds of pre-loaded connection configurations to make internal application and partner onboarding so much easier.

B2B Gateway

As companies consistently add best-of-breed technologies to help drive business outcomes, integrating these systems becomes more complex to manage. This “spaghetti” infrastructure often slows down operational data flows, risks un-secure data exchanges and process errors, and drives up cost in maintenance and chargeback fees.

Cleo provides a complete and flexible integration solution to that simplifies complex integration processes, and enable companies to do more business faster.

Partner Onboarding

When it comes to EDI, delays in partner onboarding can put important sales opportunities at risk for logistics and supply chain companies, not to mention the accumulation of costly fines tied to chargebacks. Even worse, poorly managed EDI partner onboarding can jeopardize relationships with trading partners if data and standards aren’t implemented correctly.

Modernization

Many legacy IT systems that have been responsible for ensuring data operational flows can meet desired business outcomes, no longer are capable of achieving connectivity requirements, and lack proper visibility into transaction statuses and activities. Migrating partner, system, and application integration processes to a modern solution is the answer, but for many businesses, concerns about high expense due to missed deadlines and errors stand in the way.

Ecosystem Enablement

Successful businesses never stop growing. It is the ability to easily connect with and engage your customers and trading partners that will set your organization apart. But with business growth comes all of the new trading partners, systems, and applications that need to be added to an already complex IT architecture.

Data Transformation

Modern organizations require versatile enterprise data transformation capabilities to facilitate information exchange across differentiated business systems. IT and business leaders realize that seamless integration between external and internal partners is vital to effective digital business communications. So, the inability for business systems to integrate even a single file type can have far-reaching implications when it comes to ensuring reliable and accurate end-to-end business processes, growth, and the bottom line.

Network Notification

Fax workflows today, still very much a critical component of business in a variety of industries, require a full document management strategy to ensure security and auditability for the entire information lifecycle. A secure network fax and communications solution bridges the gap between your systems and the important people in your business — your customers, team members, suppliers, partners, and more.

Multi-Enterprise

Multi-enterprise interaction continues to grow in today’s global business environment, and the processes for managing those relationships involve more than just communication among trading partners. They involve collaboration for the reliable execution of transactions.

Successful multi-enterprise commerce requires standardized processes and data, but what’s the best approach to exchanging files and messages between organizations?

Data Lakes

Organizations are discovering new methods to leverage big data integration, generating greater customer and business insight, and improving current operational processes. Managing file ingestion from a Hadoop data lake into cloud-based big data storage and analytics applications — and centrally governing the movement and format in the right sequence for the right purpose — delivers a unique competitive advantage.

Cloud

Whether you are adding a SaaS solution to help drive business outcomes, moving large amounts of data into a cloud integration platform, or your business is a SaaS organization that thrives on delivering faster responses to customer requests, you rely on integration to make data flows work. Regardless of what kind of business you do, you need a scalable infrastructure to support any-to-any hybrid integration, data transformation, fast and secure file transfer, and end-to-end visibility of all data flowing throughout your dynamic ecosystem.

Application

As more business outcomes need to be rapidly delivered, companies look to implement best-of-breed enterprise application integration. More and more, versatile enterprise application integration technology helps businesses effectively manage cross-functional business processes. Raise the bar for integration capabilities offering seamless application information flows to core business systems including CRM, ERP, TMS, and B2B/EDI.

Data Pipelines

Data process efficiency is the key to improving the operational health of your business, and delivering more value to your customers faster. But as more best-of-breed applications and cloud services are added to your technology stack, data sources may become siloed, making it difficult to share information, and causing operational latency.

Embedded Integration

Modern services and software solutions are moving from being on-premise to being deployed in cloud environments, and a whole new range of systems and services enabled by SaaS and cloud technologies are being offered to businesses.

SaaS organizations and the services and systems they offer are highly reliant on the ability to ingest data from the businesses they service, process the received data as part of a well-orchestrated and secure workflow, and provide responses in a way that is easily accessible to the businesses using those services.

MFT

Companies looking to reduce risk associated with data breaches and non-compliance must first consolidate their file integration flows, and confirm that all data exchanges internal and external to the organization are secure and auditable.

Cleo’s MFT solutions centralize and govern all managed file transfers moving throughout your business with the greatest protocol flexibility on the market, providing native integration to more than 20 rapid and secure B2B/EDI communications protocols.

EDI

With the introduction of new formats, communication methods, and application connections, business growth naturally pushes your EDI integration beyond the simple exchange of standard electronic documents. To ensure that you are able to take on more business and quickly respond to customer requests without disrupting current operations, you will need to modernize your EDI strategy.

Integration

How you integrate with internal systems, applications, partners, and customers will determine how fast your business will differentiate and grow. But integration processes, from connecting disparate data sources to ensuring data security to real-time tracking of data throughout its life cycle, can be easier to manage.

Whether you need to advance your business by employing comprehensive B2B integration, a flexible and scalable B2B gateway, or with easy systematic integration that automates application-to-application messaging, organizations require a reliable, modern solution to break the chains of legacy infrastructure.

B2B Integration Powers the Open Banking Revolution

Remember how annoying it used to be when you applied for a credit card? You’d receive some pre-qualified offer in the mail, and then call up a 1-800 number to give all your information. Then you would wait four to six weeks to find out whether you were approved.

What about the days before direct deposit, when you would manually deposit your hard-earned paycheck into your bank and hopefully the check would clear within a day or two?

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E-Commerce Tech Provider Moves Millions of Documents So Entrepreneurs Can Pursue Their Dreams

Launching a business is an incredibly difficult endeavor. But through all the blood, sweat, and tears, it’s the entrepreneurial spirit that so many successful businesses are built upon. And fortunately, there’s an e-commerce technology company that simplifies parts of the process.

ECi Software Solutions, which provides business and e-commerce solutions via the cloud and also on-premise technology, does exactly that.

How a Top SaaS E-Commerce Company Processes 100M EDI Documents a Year

100 million.

That number alone is gigantic. But 100 million of what? Is it the dollars an NBA player receives in a contract? The times the residents of Boston order a bowl of New England Clam Chowder in the summer? What if it’s the number of viewers watching Season Two of “Stranger Things” on Netflix?

How Food Packaging, Processor Trinidad Benham Gained Better EDI Control

Beans, rice, and popcorn.

Look through any kitchen across the United States, and you’re bound to come across one, if not all, of those items. They are cupboard and pantry staples. They are also integral to the burritos, tacos, bowls, and quesadillas you get at your local Chipotle fast-casual restaurant.

Governance Still Drives Prioritized MFT and File Acceleration

Until now, file acceleration has been delivered as a one-off product. If you had to send a file fast, you would fire up a separate, proprietary high-speed file transfer product and send it through. While that specific accelerated file transfer may get done, companies are still tasked with reactively managing and monitoring other routine file transfers using another solution.

When High-Speed File Acceleration Enables the ‘Just in Time’ World

Moving large files is not a new concept in the business world, and high-speed file acceleration to do just that isn’t new either. But file acceleration has been very much limited to the media and entertainment industries, routinely serving the bulk of that industry’s file transfer workflows because of the massive media files to distribute around the world.

Companies Get the Whole Package with Prioritized Managed File Transfer

The big package carriers like UPS and FedEx changed the game when they allowed users to prioritize packages and their delivery.

For most organizations, items getting there by close of business was good enough, but increasingly there was a need to have a package there by 9 a.m.

How to Hit a 1-Hour Document Upload Window

The year was 1965.

A gallon of gas cost 31 cents. “The Sound of Music” wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards. “Bonanza” averages a 31.8 rating as television’s top show on NBC. And somewhere in Davenport, Iowa, a future national electronics distributor begins as a two-man operation selling … CB radios.

Food Products Distributor Cuts Pricing Processes to Just 30 Minutes

Who doesn’t remember those summer nights at a local fair, getting ready to watch the big fireworks display with your family? After a ride on the Ferris wheel, perhaps you needed a snack — maybe a stick of cotton candy or a box of popcorn. You probably washed it down with some lemonade, too.

LSPediA Partners with Cleo to Secure, Integrate its Pharma Supply Chain Serialization Operations

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Cleo, the global leader in multi-enterprise information integration solutions, proudly announces a multi-year agreement with LSPediA LLC, a leading software and service provider for the pharmaceutical industry, to deliver complete and flexible B2B integration for supply chain serialization.

Prescription drug counterfeiting is a $75 billion global market, and countries all over the world have enacted demanding regulations to combat the growing epidemic that is compromised medication.

What We Learned About Cloud, API, and B2B Integration Strategy at Cleo Connect

Cleo recently held its annual customer event outside Chicago, hosting nearly 100 representatives from more than 50 companies throughout the three-day summit.

Cleo Connect is designed to be an interactive experience for customers to engage with Cleo executives and learn more about Cleo and its commitment to solving the world’s integration and data movement challenges.

Cleo CEO Says Business Value Creation Now Occurs ‘At the Edge’

Complete and Flexible B2B Integration, B2B APIs Highlight Cleo Connect Customer Event

CHICAGO — Cleo, the global leader in multi-enterprise information integration solutions, hosted nearly 100 representatives from more than 50 companies at its annual Cleo Connect customer event Sept. 11-13 at Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Illinois.

Understand This One Thing About Your Business Before Engaging an MFT Vendor

Imagine that the administrator of your company’s supply chain – the applications, EDI, ERP system, etc. – just walked into your office and asked to put the entire supply chain in the cloud. It’s not an unrealistic proposition. Organizations increasingly seek flexible business-solution deployment in a technological landscape that’s ever-changing.

Why You Need MFT For GDPR Compliance

Ready or not, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline is just around the corner.

By this point, though, if you run a company that has any connection to the European Union, you should be more than familiar. But, the fact is, many companies are not.

GDPR puts an increased burden of data security on organizations that must take responsibility for compliance.

Oh, the Places Your Business Will Go with MFT

When was the last time you or your bosses were excited about managed file transfer (MFT)?

It’s probably been a while, but that’s just the nature of MFT. It’s not truly exciting at its core because nothing is particularly exciting about the steady, dependable platform that delivers files to the right place, at the right, and knowing it got there.

Knowledge Truly is Power with Real-Time B2B Integration

So many organizations today actively use multiple, disparate systems and applications to get routine business tasks done, but few of these solutions natively interact with each other because they were likely developed by different vendors and deployed at different times and for different use cases.

So how do you capture and operationalize the data within these systems to benefit your company?

Data Exposed by RNC Contractor Highlights the Need for Big Data Governance

The latest mega data breach that disclosed nearly 200 million U.S. voter registration files is not only troubling but also very telling of scope and impact: It has the potential to become the compelling event that forces institutions and companies to look more closely at their overall big data processes.

Cleo Earns Drummond Certification for AS2 in 1Q17

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Drummond Group announced that Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise integration solutions, is one of nine global organizations whose AS2 software products have been Drummond Certified™ in the automated interoperability test event for the first quarter of 2017.

These particular tests certify the interoperability of AS2 for Version 5.4.1 of the Cleo Harmony®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® solutions, which are part of the Cleo Integration Suite.

How to Understand Whether Your B2B Strategy Requires Managed Services

So many aspects of running a successful business hinge on the technology stack that’s powering the organization’s operational workflows. While innovative solutions are critical, they can become extremely complex and unwieldy as the business grows, and often consume too much time and effort.

The simple fact is, people don’t start businesses to become IT managers.

Cleo Achieves 5x Growth in 5 Years: Revenue, Employees, and Products

Increasing Demand for Advanced Digital Solutions to Solve Business Problems Driving the Software Company’s Rapid Expansion

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Cleo, whose B2B integration technologies and services enable tens of thousands of companies to deploy B2B solutions on premise, in the cloud, and as part of the cloud, announced today that it expects to expand its market footprint, fueled by the growth of cloud and the larger digital economy.

Global Clothing Company Gains Business Efficiency with Modern EDI, Integration

Mondetta Clothing Co. has come a long way since its days producing the wildly popular shirts and sweaters adorned with flags two decades ago. With the apparel and activewear manufacturer evolving its product lines, expanding its global presence, and recently signing on two-time “Dancing with Stars” champion Julianne Hough as the face of its MPG line, the sky is the limit for Mondetta.

‘Knowing is the Best Part’: EDI Visibility Key for this Transportation Company

When we asked an “always growing” transportation and logistics organization why it decided to use a proven EDI and B2B integration platform, three things stood out in that response: reliability, speed of partner onboarding, and visibility into its critical business data flows.

“Knowing is the best part,” said Glenn Jansen, director of IT for Hogan, a transportation and logistics company based in St.

Cleo CEO Shares Perspective on the Future of Critical Business Information Integration at Software Growth Summit

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan, Ph.D., will be participating this week in the 2017 Private Internet & Software Growth Summit hosted by Cowen and Company, an investment and trading services group, at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California.

Mahesh will present on Thursday, April 27, sharing thoughts on the future of critical business information integration and how Cleo, a global leader in managed file transfer and multi-enterprise integration solutions, strategically enhances data flows critical to B2B, application, cloud, and big data integration.

When You Can’t Do Business with the New Business You Just Landed

It’s an exciting time for your company! Your business has caught on in a big way and generated a lot of positive momentum, leading you to expand operations, further invest in people and partners, and sign on new customers every day. It’s time to start making new money.

But what happens when you open business with them and can’t automatically accept their first purchase order because your ERP system doesn’t accept EDI docs?

‘Extremely Easy to Use’: Customer Finds Not All AS2 is Created Equal

Ever switched phone companies before? Maybe you and your family moved to a new neighborhood or bounced around among AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and others looking for the best deals on cellphone plans, but you wanted to keep your respective telephone numbers.

When consumers want to switch service carriers but also want to keep their current phone number, companies can port the number over, most commonly from landline to landline, landline to mobile, mobile to landline, and mobile to mobile.

New Cleo Headquarters Designed for ‘Community,’ Innovation

The Rockford Register Star newspaper recently wrote a story covering the growth of Cleo and its new headquarters in Rockford.

Driving the rapid growth of Cleo, a thriving managed file transfer and integration software company founded in 1976, are the growing need for agile software solutions in today’s global digital economy and Cleo’s investment in products and people to meet those needs.

The Quest for True B2B Amid the Allure of All Things Cloud

This is Part 2 of a three-part blog series in which Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan explores the pros and cons of iPaaS integration and why its B2B capabilities fall short in a time where organizations need expanded B2B integration more than ever. Part 1 cautions buyers to be wary of “diet B2B.”

The evolution of information exchange and business integration means these once manual, analog processes have become much more automated, programmable, and predictable.

Beware of ‘Diet B2B’ When the Recipe Calls for Full-Flavored B2B Integration

This is Part 1 of a three-part blog series in which Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan explores the pros and cons of iPaaS integration and why its B2B capabilities fall short in a time where organizations need expanded B2B integration more than ever.

We recently happened to stumble upon a 2015 blog post from Gartner analyst Benoit Lheureux, who talks through an answer to his own interesting question: Why do so many businesses depend on B2B networks in the age of APIs?

Let Cleo Manage Your B2B Integration in the Cloud

There is a B2B renaissance happening, and you’re probably already aware of it.

As companies grow, so do the volumes of data being generated and the complexity of new integration requirements. How do you improve data process efficiency to accelerate collaboration without disrupting current operations? How do you ensure new customers can submit an order and get confirmation on Day One? 

Cleo Connect 2018

Save the Date! Cleo Connect 2019 will be held at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL from October 7-10, 2019. More information will be released over the next few months.

Cleo CEO, CTO to Share Big Data Production Implementation Tips at Annual Symposium

DETROIT, Michigan — Cleo, a global leader in managed file transfer and multi-enterprise integration solutions, returns to Detroit this week to sponsor and speak at the 2017 Big Data & Business Analytics symposium at Wayne State University.

The annual event, which is hosted by Wayne State’s Big Data & Business Analytics Group and runs Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24, brings together industry experts to exchange insights on big data strategies and best practices to drive business growth.

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Drummond Group Certifies Cleo Software in 4Q16 ebMS Testing

Drummond Group LLC, the trusted leader in interoperability software testing, announces the completion of its ebMS-4Q16 interoperability test event in which Cleo solutions are Drummond Certified™. Cleo’s ebMS 2.0 products are globally utilized in several industries, including automotive, financial services, government, healthcare and retail. This is the 16th year of ebMS 2.0 interoperability testing.

What All Companies Should Know About Their B2B Integration Technology

What does it really mean to connect to people and systems that you can’t control, like your partners and customers? And could you actually gain back that control and maintain security and compliance over your business data?

Discover how a B2B approach to your integration strategy will provide the control, security, and compliance, but also the scalability to take on new integration use cases and deliver faster and more secure data processing and monitoring.

TMW Systems Named Partner of the Year by Cleo

CLEVELAND, Ohio — TMW Systems has been named Partner of the Year by Cleo, a provider of B2B integration software and services to trucking industry customers. As a Cleo partner, TMW has developed an integration application with pre-configured electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions into its comprehensive TMWSuite® and TruckMate® transportation management software solutions.

How a Global E-Invoicing Powerhouse Delivered Maximum Uptime to Customers

A 2016 Billentis market report estimates more than 370 billion electronic invoices will be transmitted around the globe this year alone. And with complex mandates varying by region, by country, and even by city, e-invoicing is never a one-size-fits-all solution. The complexity required for meeting every compliance mandate while easily facilitating such a critical business process cannot be understated.

Cleo Successfully Completes Drummond AS3 Certification

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Drummond Group announced that Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise integration solutions, has successfully completed the latest round of the Drummond AS3 Interoperability certification tests that are held in the first quarter of each year.

These particular tests certify the interoperability of AS3 for Version 5.4 of the Cleo Harmony®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® solutions, which are part of the Cleo Integration Suite.

Cleo Named One of Food Logistics’ Top Software and Technology Providers

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo, a global leader in managed file transfer and multi-enterprise integration solutions, was named to Food Logistics’ 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list.

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, and the FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers, including Cleo, whose products and services are critical for companies within the food and beverage supply chain.

Arizona School District Finds a Better Way to Communicate

Fax-based workflows are still a critical part of educational institutions across the U.S. today, and many heavily rely on paper documents to exchange student information, registration forms, and transcript data with parents, colleges, and other outside parties.

One school district in Arizona sought to improve communications and reduce costs associated with faxing.

2017: The Year of Easy Integration

It’s a new year, and it’s high time for businesses to embrace the coming trends in strategic technology. Cleo’s Vice President of Solutions Dave Brunswick, in an article for Virtual Strategy magazine, on what 2017 has in store for enterprise integration.

The main theme for integration technology in the new year, Brunswick writes, revolves around one word: easy.

Cleo Welcomes Mark Seaman as Vice President of Channels

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo, a global leader in data movement and enterprise integration solutions, proudly announces that Mark Seaman has joined the company as the vice president of channels, leading channel sales strategy and market expansion in North America and EMEA.

With more than 20 years of experience in building and leading successful channel sales teams in managed file transfer, integration, backup and disaster recovery, and file sharing and collaboration solutions, Mark will be charged with expanding the Cleo Partner Program and executing Cleo’s channel distribution strategy to enable customer success and increase Cleo value delivery through a global partner network.

Cleo Solutions Earn Drummond AS2 Certification in 3Q16

Drummond Group announced today that 18 AS2 software products representing 13 global organizations have been Drummond Certified™ in the AS2-3Q16 automated interoperability test event.

AS2 software products from the following companies successfully passed this year’s third quarter interoperability testing of the AS2 RFC specification: Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, E2open, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intec Inc., Liaison, Linoma Software, Lobster GmbH, Microsoft, OpenText, and RSSBus.

The Hybrid Integration Advantage in Trucking, Logistics

The rise of technology to securely and reliably exchange critical business information in the transportation and trucking industry continues as the explosion of digital data vastly changes the way companies do business, but the characteristics of this technology – and how it’s delivered – also are taking on new forms.

Integration Innovation Takes Center Stage at Cleo Customer Summit

This week Cleo hosts its an important customer summit in Chicago for industry IT leaders and Cleo experts to collaborate the future of integration innovation. The main goal: Collaborate and carve a path for how organizations can best meet emerging integration requirements that support modern business objectives.

The two-day customer advisory event brings together Cleo executives, advisers, and most importantly, customers, who will jointly participate in shaping how companies will continue to embrace integration technology as a strategy for digital business transformation.

The Future of Integration Innovation Takes Center Stage at Cleo Customer Advisory Event

CHICAGO — Cleo, a global leader in data movement and enterprise integration solutions, this week hosts its Cleo:Connect customer summit in Chicago for industry IT leaders and Cleo experts to collaborate on best practices for meeting emerging integration requirements that support modern business objectives.

The two-day customer advisory event Oct 25 and 26 brings together Cleo executives, advisers, and most importantly, customers, who will jointly participate in shaping how companies continue to deploy integration technology as a strategy for embracing digital business transformation, meeting customer requirements faster, and adopting cloud and big data solutions.

Cleo CEO to Discuss Enabling Digital Transformation through ‘Frictionless’ Integration at CIO Marathon

LOVES PARK, Illinois — The Consortium of Information Systems Executives (CISE) Education Fund is holding its annual CIO Marathon on Thursday, Oct. 20, in San Jose, and Cleo President and CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan will address the delegation on the changing forces of enterprise integration and how modern companies are addressing these forces to fully embrace today’s digital business transformation.

How to Practice Modern EDI Integration

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan, Ph.D., will be a guest speaker on the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) EDI panel to discuss best practices and innovative solutions for improving warehouse EDI integration.

The panel is part of the 2016 Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference in Pittsburgh, which features interactive educational opportunities and a vendor exposition where attendees can learn about the latest products and services for warehouse technology and operations professionals, including EDI integration technology.

Cleo EEI™

Companies today need integration tools that are reliable and easily manageable to handle their critical business data. Cleo EEI™, the only native IBM System i EDI integrator that is 100% supported, provides companies the automation, reporting and performance they need to manage internal and external data transactions.

Cleo EEI includes a rich set of runtime functions and design-time aids, designed to rapidly deploy new trading partners, quickly identify errors, monitor system activity and manage daily operations more efficiently.

Stanley Stec Joins Cleo as Vice President of Finance

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo announced today that Stanley Stec joins the company as its vice president of finance, leading corporate finance for this innovative software company that provides dynamic integration, big data integration, and secure file sharing solutions.

A strategic finance leader with a demonstrated record of supporting rapid growth at public, private, and PE/VC-backed companies, Stec’s background includes deep experience in financial management for global enterprise and SaaS software, technology, and financial services organizations.

3 Reasons to Migrate Off Sterling Connect:Enterprise

The announced end of life for IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise went into effect in April of this year, which means IBM support for the solution stopped months ago. Yet, a number of customers and prospects we talk to are still grappling with how to proceed forward with something that’s crucial to their daily B2B transactions.

Why Managed File Transfer is Key to Your Modern Integration Efforts

We recently were a part of a highly informative webinar with independent consultant, managed file transfer (MFT) expert, and former Gartner analyst Frank Kenney. In the webinar, titled “Prepare for the Future of Managed File Transfer,” Mr. Kenney, along with Cleo CTO John Thielens, discuss the continuing importance of managed file transfer today, and the ongoing relevance of this foundational component of enterprise technology has to solve information-centric use cases surrounding data movement and integration, including big data and IoT.

Genomic Data Private Cloud

When your business centers on the improvement of human health, the surefire transmission of genomic research data is mission critical. Adopting optimal integration technology that allows your team members to securely and easily use the cloud for storage and processing is key to improving efficiencies across the entire life sciences value chain and the complete pharmaceutical development lifecycle.

Community Management

The globalization of interconnected life sciences, pharmaceutical research, and medical production signifies a vast increase in the complexity of the digital ecosystem. More connections, more protocols, and more formats are putting pressure on biotech organizations to adopt next-generation B2B technology to facilitate dynamic integration, helping to effectively and efficiently control and manage growing trading partner communities while maintaining strict compliance with stringent industry regulations.

eSubmissions Gateway

For life sciences, medical device manufactures, and pharmaceutical firms, innovation is pivotal to growth and competitive differentiation. But gaining an edge can’t come at the cost of compliance. These organizations require the capacity to securely and efficiently submit regulatory data to compliance organizations across enterprise and geographic boundaries. Deploying an advanced eSubmissions Gateway facilitates efficient and cost-effective collaboration with all industry regulators.

Forrester Analyst Joins Cleo for Presentation on the Data Integration Journey

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, and Forrester Research, an independent U.S. technology and research company, join to present an interactive discussion Tuesday, April 26, on strategies for solving expanding integration use patterns in modern business ecosystems.

“The Integration Journey,” which begins at 11 a.m.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Don’t let the competition dictate your vertical market value

As a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution provider, it’s important to optimize the data, application and business integration capabilities that are built in your SaaS service market offerings. Your integration capability is key to developing differentiated SaaS services .

Customers expect your SaaS solution to provide the ability to seamlessly connect and integrate their most critical data, allowing them to focus on what matters — their business.

Data-Centric and Information Services

As a data-centric and information service provider, you develop and provision services that enrich business outcomes for customers. By enabling access to data in real time, you are able to produce measurable growth-oriented results foundational to your customers’ businesses. Agile integration solutions can help you quickly expand platform service capabilities and utilize fast-moving growth opportunities for your business.

In-Store

The anatomy of a retail breach shows that sensitive data, no matter the size or prowess of the company, are potentially susceptible. The strength of your informational security is directly proportional to the weakest electronic link connecting stores, suppliers, distributers, financial partners, and logistics providers. Whether you sell electronics, apparel, groceries, or cars – protecting your brand starts with the assurance that your entire digital supply chain is secure.

E-Commerce

Worldwide B2C and B2B e-commerce are booming. And whether you’re a pure-play e-commerce or a traditional brick-and-mortar retailer with a burgeoning online presence, your ability to push logistical speed is what facilitates the expansion of your business and your brand. To stand out in the expansive competitive battleground and deliver exceptional customer service, you require a superior integration capacity.

Life Science, Medical, and Pharmaceuticals

Companies in this space have to collaborate across broadly dispersed geographies. Business information systems need to operate seamlessly in diverse and complex ecosystems. In order to ensure their value chain operates at optimal efficiency, companies must support high-speed collaboration for drug discovery/research, clinical and pre-clinical trials, manufacturing operations, marketing/sales, and ultimately supply chain distribution.

Industrial

Increasingly, the adoption of advanced technology is being used to boost competitive advantage in industrial manufacturing, especially when it comes to one of the most important challenges facing manufacturers today — data. Cleo’s game-changing B2B, application integration, file sharing, extreme file transfer, and big data integration solutions optimize your multi-enterprise distributed data management, movement and digital business processes all on a single platform.

High Tech

As a high-tech organization, you exist on the cutting edge of innovation. Smart sensors are embedded at virtually every level of production, and additive manufacturing is reshaping the way products are conceived, designed, and fabricated. Here, data is an omnipresent reality. And although the explosion of informational origin, file types and formats, flow volumes, and distribution of digital assets present a multifaceted challenge to even the most technologically capable corporations, data also represents unlimited potential.

CPG

While your value chain may extend from the granary to the grocery aisle, your digital supply chain starts on the ground and ends up in the cloud. With no margin for error when it comes to producing goods, or protecting mission-critical information, CPG manufacturing companies are looking for future-proofed integration technology to help their business advance with insight and an edge.

Automotive

There is a renaissance in automotive manufacturing where incredible innovation is giving rise to new and acute data-related challenges. As an automotive manufacturer, being able to effectively and efficiently access, move, and manage data sets your organization ahead of the competition. The creation of data-driven intelligence involves integrating with the right technology.

Global Shipping and Ports

The worldwide shipping industry contributes USD $400 billion annually — equivalent to 5% of the global economy. These numbers are impressive, yet market turbulence subjects merchant shipping enterprises to the rough seas of extreme demand fluctuation. Complicating matters further are the well-established customs regulations, and the rapidly increasing number of nation-centric digital data privacy laws.

Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Customers come to you in part because the globalization of their supply chain has altered the topography of doing business. Big data, enhanced sensors, and even the eventuality of driverless vehicles are similarly altering the information and data landscape where your company operates. The growth of complexity in modern logistics represents a greater challenge to operational efficiency and calls for more than a purely tactical approach to demand management.

Securities

To facilitate modern electronic compliance in the highly regulated securities and brokerage industries, organizations require advanced integration technology designed to streamline complex data exchanges across dispersed trading systems. Institutions dealing in asset and collateral management, hedge funds, securities trading, and settlements require pervasive multichannel integration solutions. And the accelerated flow of mission-critical information made possible by Cleo helps build the predictive insight to limit risk and stay ahead of market volatility.

Payments

Global payment enterprises are facing a new frontier of industry-wide disruption driven in part by cashless society initiatives. To maintain scalable growth, in the face of unprecedented transactional volume and the need for efficient straight-through processing, the convergence of advanced technological capabilities with a flexible capacity to process and integrate massive flows of financial data is mandatory.

Insurance

Innovation drives the insurance industry at an increasing rate. Adjusters require immediate real-time insight into policy holder, prospect, and claims data in-flight across the multi-enterprise ecosystem. On the other hand, some meaningful data is long-term data. New strategies leverage big data analytics that transform your view of the customer and drive greater revenue.

Banking

Broadly applicable standards and specific financial regulations impact both your business and the bottom line. Mitigating the risk of violation relies on the certain ability to integrate and track data and secure the surefire exchange of information along the entire financial supply chain. Consolidating your integration fulfillment with a single-platform enterprise integration suite ensures you have a flexible, highly secure, and reliable solution that more cost effectively delivers and protects the sensitive data that fuels your company.

‘Big Data is Big News’

The “big data bang” of modern-day business has brought bigger data, larger files, and more complex challenges in moving data, and that has led to some tremendous innovation in securing and delivering that information.

Cleo recently attended the 2016 Big Data Analytics Europe event in Amsterdam, and Todd Enneking, Cleo’s vice president of enterprise accounts for EMEA, talked about the need for connecting and accelerating the movement of data, especially in big-data analytics initiatives, to get critical information faster and enable better, quicker decision-making.

Cleo Acquires EXTOL

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo, to further strengthen its Cleo Integration Suite, today announces the acquisition of EXTOL International, a U.S. company providing leading data transformation and software integration solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

EXTOL, based in Pottsville, Pa., was founded in 1989 and delivers integration, automated any-to-any data transformation, and data workflow orchestration solutions to meet customers’ evolving business data integration requirements.

Cleo Streem® Fax™

Traditional faxing with standalone fax machines is fraught with challenges. Management of a large number of these devices is cumbersome and carries a high expense for the phone lines and paper each one requires. Additionally, these devices cannot be secured, allowing anybody to fax documents outside the organization. Further, it’s impossible to restrict the fax destinations even if the devices themselves are isolated from unauthorized usage.

Cleo Streem® Notify™

Reach people on the go with interactive voice, email, and text messaging

Timely business communication is critical. Messages need to get in the right hands at the right time. Failing to do so can cost time and money. But when your audience is on the move, how do you stay in touch?

Cleo CEO, CTO to Discuss Big Data Deployment Strategy at Annual Symposium

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise managed file transfer and enterprise integration solutions, will sponsor and speak at the 2016 Big Data & Business Analytics symposium at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.

Wayne State’s Big Data & Business Analytics Group hosts the annual event, which runs March 23 and 24 on the Detroit campus, to bring together expert industry practitioners to exchange ideas and insights, and share these concepts with big data professionals.

How Do You Secure Your Paper in this Digital World?

The recent CIO Magazine article “Why Paper Still Rules the Enterprise” provides some deep truths about businesses today: Paper is still very much an integral part of many workflows, and certain employees, depending on their job function, still print hundreds of pages each month.

The security and chain of custody concerning some of these documents, especially when it comes to legal and medical varieties, can send shivers up the spine of any compliance department.

Drummond Group Announces ebMS 2.0 Certification for Cleo Solutions

LOVES PARK, Illinois – Cleo announces today that it completed the Drummond Group LLC ebMS-4Q15 interoperability test event to become a Drummond Certified™ solution.

These particular tests certify the interoperability of ebMS 2.0 for the Cleo Harmony®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® solutions, which are part of the Cleo Integration Suite, and are used around the world in such industries as automotive, financial services, government, healthcare, and retail.

Drummond Certifies Cleo Solutions for AS3 in 1Q16

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Drummond Group announced that Cleo, a leading provider of managed file transfer and enterprise integration solutions, has successfully completed the latest round of the Drummond AS3 Interoperability certification tests that are held in the first quarter of each year.

These particular tests certify the interoperability of AS3 for Version 5.3 of the Cleo Harmony®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® solutions, which are part of the Cleo Integration Suite.

Cleo to Showcase Next-Generation Big Data Gateway Solutions at Big Data Analytics Europe

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions, will sponsor and exhibit at the 2016 Big Data Analytics Europe event presented by Whitehall Media on 22 March in Amsterdam.

Businesses are gathering more data faster than ever before, and the Big Data Analytics Europe forum provides insight on how to integrate, manage, and govern big data, with an emphasis on real-life implementation.

Ken Lyons Joins Cleo as Vice President of Enterprise Sales

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions, announced today that Ken Lyons has joined Cleo as vice president of enterprise sales, leading sales strategy and market expansion in North America.

With more than 15 years of experience in building and leading successful enterprise sales teams, Lyons’ expertise spans cybersecurity, managed file transfer, B2B file exchange, and data integration solutions.

‘A Whole New Generation of File Transfer, Data Integration Gateways’

Dave Brunswick joined Cleo in July 2015 as vice president of solutions for North America, charged with leading pre-sales and implementing data integration solutions to support all our sales teams in North America. With more than 25 years of experience in technical sales, pre-sales, technology strategy, engineering product management, and product development, Dave has deep expertise in secure data integration technologies.

‘Flexible’ Data Integration All the Buzz at Gartner AADI

One of the recurring themes of Gartner’s annual Application Architecture, Development & Integration (AADI) summit this month in Las Vegas centered on flexible, agile integration platforms for the digital enterprise.

In short, a “flexible” IT solution should function to solve a variety of business use cases within an organization.

Requirements Gathering for Integration Projects

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Requirements Gathering is a complex process with the purpose of defining a list of capabilities that we expect to meet, once the project is completed.  Given that very “business-y” definition, let’s explore the process of Requirements Gathering and how it relates to Integration projects.

Behind That Turkey is a Whole Lot of Secure Data Movement

Cleo’s Senior Director of Product Marketing Paul Lavery wrote a feature ahead of Thanksgiving on the digital magic that happens with the production, supply chain, and everything in between to get those turkeys to millions of fall-festooned tables across the United States.

For every turkey that’s on the move in one direction through the supply chain, electronic data is moving back and forth between companies and certainly within each enterprise as well.

IoTurkeys and Bobbing for Digital Apples

Since 1989, during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation a presidential pardon is granted to a lucky bird or two. The young tradition, with its earliest roots going back to Truman era in the late 1940s, is now a fixture of the American holiday and a mainstay festive spot in the news cycle year after year.

Cleo Expert Discusses Best Practices for Disaster Recovery on Inc.com

Jeremy Quittner of Inc.com recently wrote about how environmental disasters related to climate change are on the rise and how business owners across the country should prepare for the sometimes catastrophic effects.

A good disaster recovery plan in the age of digital business involves a lot more than a few insurance policies and a contingency plan for your employees to work from another location.

Are Retailers Actually Securing All Holiday E-Commerce Data?

This time of year, online retailers often spend heavy focus on the security of their web presence, PCI compliance in payment transactions, fraud detection, and so forth. The holiday season brings so much credit card and other payment activity that it’s a no-brainer for hackers to go after these types of e-commerce businesses during this time of year.

Why Your Data Gateway Needs to be a Big Data Gateway

Data Gateway vs Big Data Gateway

A data gateway is a type of solution used by organizations to connect data source and business trading partners for seamless information integration between external end points and internal business applications or for storage and analytics.

A big data gateway couples the data gateway solution capabilities with limitless scalability, elasticity, and speed to enable big data integration flows.

Secure Data Movement Key to Business Continuity

Paul Lavery, Cleo’s senior director of product marketing, recently contributed an article to Data Center Post about how secure data movement is key to surviving a business disaster.

What is protecting vital business data assets from a potential disaster? And what is the process to salvage and deliver key business data to disaster recovery centers before any outage occurs?

Fast-Forward to the Next Generation of B2B Gateway Technology

In the world of business-to-business integration, generations of products don’t really evolve as much as they accumulate. There comes a time when every organization must assess whether its collection of legacy solutions still provide benefit, or are just in the way. Technology can hold up well for its original purpose, but is it a singular benefit?

Jumping Through Hoops for Data in Motion

Cybersecurity
(noun) The state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this

Oftentimes routine use of data becomes commonplace. What is standard practice can at times create a false sense of security.

Cleo Leadership Shares Vision to Simplify Data Integration and Change How Companies Do Business

Company experiences tripled revenue growth, poised for success to respond to changing marketplace demands for intuitive, enterprise data movement technology

Loves Park, IL – Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class end-to-end enterprise data integration, secure managed file transfer and collaboration solutions, announced today tripled revenue growth in the last three years, a milestone the company attributes to prolific leadership as well as a strong investment in research and development.

Moving Data to Make Big Data

Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan, Ph.D., visited the 2015 Big Data & Business Analytics Symposium at Wayne State University in Detroit to talk about the growing need for secure big data integration across industries. Healthcare, financial services, and retailers are just a few of the industries using Hadoop and other analytics tools to gain valuable business insight and maintain a competitive edge.

How Are You Storing Your Big Data?

Because of increased data volumes and variety, current data architecture are evolving beyond traditional databases, especially given the demand for modern big-data analytics in many aspects of an organization.

Sure, data stores, data warehouses, and other tools are widely popular, but there’s been increased demand for the risk-reward repository known as a data lake.

A Quick Dive into the Data Lake

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the data lake, especially in this age of big data and big-data analytics. But what exactly is the data lake, and how is it beneficial?

Author Arthur Cole of IT Business Edge recently wrote about how many companies are weighing the need to deploy big infrastructure to handle the big-data load.

The Data Storage Game Has Changed

The promise of unique business insights and greater insight into operations might be the flagship reason organizations are turning to Hadoop and other big data-related projects. One matter of debate is storage.

So what’s the hot topic in the data storage game? Data lakes. Stagnant information flows undoubtedly create more of a data swamp, so there are some things to understand before jumping head-first into the data lake business.

Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan: Why You Need High-Speed Data Transfer Now

India software publication ChannelWorld recently tapped Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan for his expertise on the changing landscape of data integration and managed file transfer, and the trends for enterprise-wide management of mission-critical business data.

Today’s data explosion and the subsequent compliance mandates warrant new methodologies for completing traditional business functions, and Cleo has focused on delivering a comprehensive business data integration platform that unites cloud, big data, data transformation, human collaboration, file sharing, and high-speed transfer to meet those needs.

Cleo’s India ‘Center of Innovation’ in the News

IT Voice magazine recently posted a story about Cleo’s newly opened Center of Innovation at Bengaluru, India, describing Cleo’s continuous reinvestment into its industry-leading products.

The product team at Center of Innovation will play a huge role in developing competitive products for the global marketplace, creating innovative technology solutions that address a wide array of enterprise integration software needs.

When Optional Isn’t an Option: Keys to the Best AS2 Software

Would you purchase a vehicle – the one that carts your entire family around – that had been rigorously tested for head-on collisions but not for side-impact ones, which account for about 25% of all traffic collisions?

Could you count on a watch that told the right time only most of the time?

Choosing EDI as a Service and TCO

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

This blog post is the third part of a series highlighting the best practices for EDI as a service in planning and evaluation.

As past entries in this series pointed out, determining whether EDI as a service is right for your business, and which provider solution makes the most sense, requires some careful consideration.

EDI as a Service and If It’s Right for Your Business

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

This blog post is the first part of a series highlighting the best practices for EDI as a service in planning and evaluation.

With more and more options than before for EDI, it’s important to know options come with positives and negatives in order to evaluate before making a decision.

Investing in a Data Lake? Shore up the Big Data Gateway

Where do you store your most important data these days? Does it all fit there?

Because companies manage and use data with increased volumes, variety, and velocity than in the past, existing data architecture is evolving beyond traditional databases, data stores, data warehouses, and the like into a more unfiltered repository known as the data lake.

Cleo Streem® Faxblade™ Solution Introduced for Small Businesses

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise data integration and interactive engagement solutions, in keeping with Cleo’s deep expertise in managing and moving the world’s business data, proudly announces the release of its Cleo Streem® Faxblade™ solution.

Cleo Streem Faxblade, an on-premise turnkey solution for sending and receiving information via secure fax, packages much of the unique value of the trusted Cleo Streem® interactive engagement solution into a smaller format designed specifically for small businesses.

From Big to BIG: The Shifting Big Data Landscape

How the so-called data explosion means rethinking data infrastructure

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.” — Kofi Annan

Central to the premise of big data is the idea that data, which includes an exceptional growth in its variety of forms, can be transformed into information that is coherent, usable, and useful to companies: Information empowers a business with knowledge so human intelligence can determine the how and when to act.

High-Speed Data Transfer More Critical Than Ever

As a tech-savvy person, you’ve probably noticed files are getting bigger. Hard drives are getting bigger. Databases are getting bigger. The amount of stuff that we’re digitizing and recording is increasing. And business processes are getting more and more digital with lots of attributes, photos, and contributors offering updates and details.

Cleo Introduces Its High-Speed Data Transfer Solution, Cleo Jetsonic™

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions, in keeping with Cleo’s leadership, innovation, and deep expertise in moving the world’s business data, proudly announces the release of its state-of-the-art high-speed transfer solution, Cleo Jetsonic™.

This cutting-edge high-speed data transfer solution addresses a growing need for fast, reliable large-file delivery and acknowledgements, which keep companies competitive in a modern business world thriving in more digitized business processes.

Cleo Jetsonic®

In today’s business, as the size of data increases for all communications with customers and suppliers, as well as internal systems, the need for a fast file transfer solution becomes even more important. Businesses are using traditional protocols over high-latency networks or still shipping physical devices in place of a modern high-volume data transfer solution.

Are You Ready for the U.S. FDA’s Electronic Reporting Mandates?

On Feb. 13, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule that requires medical device manufacturers and importers to submit mandatory medical device reports (MDRs) to the FDA in an electronic format. Manufacturers and importers have until Aug. 13, 2015, to move away from paper forms and use an approved electronic submission process.

For Providers

Healthcare providers need to exchange large amounts of data while complying with inescapable industry and government regulations, including HIPAA, Meaningful Use, and the Final Omnibus Rule. Without pervasive integration capabilities, providers risk millions in dollars in fines for breaches that may expose Patient Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

For Payers

Payers must be able to share electronic information with a variety of ecosystems in a cost-efficient manner, while maintaining strict security to ensure compliance with stringent financial and healthcare regulatory requirements. To support the exchange of enrollment and payment information with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), payers must adopt a comprehensive integration technology to help ensure expansive compliance requirements that apply to data privacy, residency, and transfer.

For Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, and Biotech

Companies in this space have to collaborate across diverse and complex ecosystems in order to ensure their value chain operates at optimal efficiency. Companies must support collaboration for drug discovery/research, clinical and pre-clinical trials, manufacturing operations, marketing/sales, and ultimately supply chain distribution. And each function requires collaboration that includes the exchange of large amounts of data in a secure and compliant fashion.

Cleo Continues Company, Product Expansion

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions, proudly announces the continued staff and product expansion of its business.

Posting 30% business growth year-over-year and rapidly gaining market share in the data integration space around the world, Cleo has firmly established itself as a top-tier solutions provider.

Cleo Named One of 20 Most Promising Enterprise Software Providers

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions, recently was featured by the magazine siliconindia as one of 20 Most Promising Enterprise Software Providers for 2015.

As one of the featured companies “leading the way in enterprise technology,” Cleo demonstrates “an exceptional capability to outperform their competitors in the field of innovation.” This recognition comes at a relevant time, according to the siliconindia article, with Gartner estimating that global spending for enterprise software in 2015 will be $337.2 billion, up 6.4% from the previous year.

The On-Premise Value in the Age of the Cloud

 

The cloud is here to stay, to be sure. The plummeting cost of implementing software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions – as storage, functionality, and bandwidth options are cheaper and much more available – make widespread adoption a no-brainer. In fact, Forrester Research estimates that the cloud market will top $191 billion (!) by 2020.

Cleo Recertified for AS3, ebMS Interoperability by Drummond Group

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed Drummond Group’s ebMS 2.0 interoperability testing in the fourth quarter of 2014 and for AS3 interoperability certification for the first quarter of 2015.

These particular tests certify versions 5.1 of Cleo’s secure data integration product family, including Cleo Harmony™, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® products.

Data as a Business Disruptor, for Better or Worse

Disrupt! It’s a word we hear all the time. This new widget or that newfangled technology is disrupting an industry that’s never seen such disruption. It’s easy to suggest the term “disrupting” is getting rather disruptive, but it’s important to know how and when something can radically change a business.

The Evolution of Cleo and History in the Making

Cleo has come a long way since its founding in 1976. Pull up a chair and listen to how an innovative hardware communications company evolved to be the leading business data integration software company that it is today.

In the Beginning

Cleo originally began as a division of Phone 1 Inc., a “voice data gathering systems” hardware manufacturer, and built data concentrators and terminal emulators — multi-bus computers, modems, and terminals to interface with IBM mainframes via bisynchronous communications.

How to Connect with Trading Partners Faster

Slow and steady used to win the race, but a more apt metaphor for a modern, agile enterprise likely would feature the term “fast and reliable.” Keeping up with the speed of business means adapting to the ever-changing landscape, and today’s leading companies, the ones who connect with thousands of other companies, understand the landscape requires a smooth, easy connection to all of their business community.

The Real Impact Data Transformation Has on Your Business

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

We all know that companies need data integration in order to drive their business. However, with each new integration, companies are seeing an increase in the number of data formats required to support the business.

Cleo Clarify™

Companies need robust data integration in order to drive their business. But keeping up with the constantly growing number of data formats required to support the business has become a monumental task. When IT cannot support a data format, it risks becoming a roadblock. What if you could say yes, we can support that — and then just make it happen?

SaaS Integration Technology That Just Works

You can hear all the great things about Cleo’s leading integration and managed file transfer technology from us, but we’d prefer you hear them right from our customers.

John Frazier, vice president of cloud services for JDA Software, presented “Multi-Enterprise Data Integration: Massively Scaled and Highly Available” at the December 2014 Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

The Bar is Raised on Secure File Sharing for Business

We here at Cleo world headquarters know that secure data movement in the workplace is more important than ever. Costly data breaches, fines for operating out of compliance, and other data protection mandates constantly threaten companies’ bottom lines and their brands.

And that’s why the latest releases of our secure file sharing and secure messaging solutions, Cleo Unify™ and Cleo Trust™, have been specifically designed to deliver the super-easy-to-use file sharing and collaboration tools your business users need, but also with the enterprise IT security capabilities you require.

Future-Proof Your Business Data Integration

Today’s IT department has a more difficult job than ever in trying to support data flows and the integration strategies necessary to drive business while also adhering to strict compliance requirements. The expectation is that technology and its design, in the “Age of the Customer,” will facilitate 100% uptime for all current and future business uses while always being “up to code” with IT.

New Cleo File Sharing Software Empowers the Citizen Integrator

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo, an industry leader in information integration and interactive engagement solutions, is proud to announce Version 2.2 of its Cleo Unify™ software, which provides secure file sharing, and Version 2.2 of its Cleo Trust™ software, a secure messaging solution.

The Cleo Unify and Cleo Trust solutions enable companies to securely share files of all sizes internally and externally, while providing the visibility and governance needed to control mission-critical data in accordance with corporate, industry, and governmental compliance requirements.

Secure Your Supply Chain Serialization

A customer contacted Cleo to get help complying with serialization mandates in their supply chain.

Package serialization has been a hot topic in the wake of the US Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013. This federal law is meant to ensure consistency throughout the drug supply chain for prescription “track and trace” accountability.

A Must for Any MFT Solution: Easy File Tracking

We’re nearing the end of the holiday shopping season, which begs a glaring question: How long before those last holiday gifts arrive? You know, the ones you ordered online yesterday or the day before? Today’s technology allows us as consumers to track step by step orders on the delivery route at any given time.

Modernizing EDI: The Difference Between Classic EDI and Modern EDI

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Today’s EDI is very different from what it was 10 or 15 years ago. When many companies made their last EDI technology investments, they were not facing the challenges they face today as they fill a supplier or intermediary role in the B2B value chain.

Cleo’s Alert Technology Wrangles up a Happy Customer

Stop me if you’ve heard this before:

You’ve got extremely important information and hundreds of employees, customers, and partners who need to receive that information as quickly as possible. Like, right now. The fact is, they’re spread out all over the country, and calling or texting each of them is not a possibility.

Snapchat Leak: When 3rd Parties Drag Down the Real Party

Third parties are bringing extra guests to the party, and it’s sending security shivers through a major social-sharing community as news of a major data leak circulated this past week.

Hundreds of thousands of photos and videos taken via the popular Snapchat social sharing app have turned up on Internet forums, and it’s been dubbed “The Snappening.” So why does it get a fancy nickname?

Secure AS2 Protocol

As an extension of our legacy as a leader in data communication solutions, Cleo was an AS2 pioneer. Cleo embraced the disruptive protocol and led the way on global standards work with Drummond Group and with Walmart to enable AS2 use on a much grander scale.

What is AS2?

AS2 is a popular standard by which users transfer EDI or other data, such as XML or plain text documents, over the Internet. AS2, or Applicability Statement 2, offers distinct advantages over HTTP and other less advanced protocols, including increased verification and security achieved through the use of receipts, digital signatures, and file encryption.

Secure AS3 Protocol

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is commonly used due to its ease of use and widespread adoption. However, the use of FTP in industries where sensitive data is exchanged, such as healthcare and financial was limited due to a lack of security and reliability. Even with FTPs, or FTP with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the protocol lacks the level of security required for these organizations.

ebMS Protocol

ebMS, or ebXML Messaging Service, is the messaging layer of the ebXML framework. ebMS specifies how messages are sent and received over the Internet, including features for security, digital signatures, non-repudiation and reliability. ebMS, like EDIINT (EDI over the Internet, AS2 and AS3), offers the advanced level of security and reliability required for organizations dealing with sensitive information.

OFTP and OFTP2 Protocols

When looking closely at some of the newest protocol advancements, it’s interesting to note that some protocols are very similar in functionality. So, why are mandates directing the use of one protocol versus another? Most of the reason comes down to the history of implementation and market use. To demonstrate this point, we’ll compare two of the more advanced protocols, AS2 and OFTP2.

Cleo Software Unaffected by Shellshock Vulnerability

The Shellshock bug (CVE-2014-6271) is a serious security vulnerability in Bash, a common system software component known as a shell that appears in many versions of Linux and Unix. However, no version of any Cleo software product or service (including but not limited to Cleo Unify, Cleo Trust, Cleo Harmony, Cleo VLTrader, Cleo LexiCom, and Cleo Streem) is affected by the Shellshock — aka “Bash Bug” — vulnerability. 

Is It Time to Clean Up Your IT Integration?

Picture this: An office desk inundated with stacks of miscellaneous papers, spreadsheets, and printed emails, all featuring multiple instances of handwritten comments in different-colored ink. Post-it notes with multiple log-in credentials for multiple FTP servers and online file-sharing accounts decorate the computer monitor in yellow, pink, and blue. A large white legal pad desk scrawled with an equally furious amount of notes anchors the desk, and if there’s a system to tell who got billed, who got paid, and who’s getting what products and when, it’s a confusing one.

Text Messaging is the Next Frontier in Patient Care

In any industry, implementing a system that reduces time, cost, and frustration normally associated with traditional communication methods can directly affect staff productivity.

In the healthcare industry, implementing a communication solution that removes time, cost, and frustration certainly can elevate the productivity and satisfaction of administrators, IT professionals, and medical staff.

Dave Suffecool Joins Cleo as Vice President of Solutions, North America

LOVES PARK, Illinois — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration and human engagement software solutions, announced today that Dave Suffecool has joined Cleo as vice president of solutions for North America, responsible for pre-sales and solutions to support all our sales teams in North America.

“Dave’s extensive experience in the secure data integration space makes him the ideal person to lead Cleo’s North American Solutions Organization to analyze customer business goals, initiatives, and integration needs and then match them with Cleo solutions to drive customer success,” said Mahesh Rajasekharan, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cleo.

Cleo University Opens Doors

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration and human engagement software solutions, announces the start of Cleo University, a new customer training program with classes beginning in September.

Cleo University provides training that ensures users are more knowledgeable on the features and functionality of Cleo software so they can optimize the integration solutions.

Do File Sharing Sites Provide Enough Security?

Whether you are a consumer or a business you must carefully consider what you are willing to put out in the public arena. Even if you believe your data is encrypted or protected by the provider, once it leaves your control, you have to accept the fact that you are relying on someone else to deliver the same level of care to your documents.

Cleo Announces New Customer Diagnostic Check Program

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration and human engagement software solutions, announced today a new special service offering called the Cleo Diagnostic Check Program. The program offers a comprehensive look into a customer’s file transfer environment from both a system architecture view and Cleo VLTrader® and/or Cleo Harmony™ configuration view.

The 4 Real Questions To Ask When Choosing a Managed File Transfer Solution

Congratulations! You’ve built an organization that’s in demand and your business is growing. Now is the time to ensure your business is positioned for success well into the future. It’s time to ditch the patchwork, spaghetti IT infrastructure that’s bursting at the seams and implement a secure, reliable managed file transfer solution that improves business agility, enables faster partner on-boarding, better meets SLAs, and leads your organization into the future.

Introducing Cleo Trust and Cleo Unify 2.0!

We’re very excited to announce our latest product, Cleo Trust™ for secure large file attachment and email, along with our 2.0 release of Cleo Unify™ for secure file transfer.

Much to the dismay of many IT security managers, business users often decide to go rogue and turn to file sharing tools that are non-sanctioned by the company and don’t meet corporate security and compliance mandates.

MercuryGate Chooses Cleo to Power Its Online Logistics Optimization Service

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of secure multi-enterprise data integration solutions, is proud to announce MercuryGate International Inc., a North Carolina-based transportation management software company, as a Cleo customer.

MercuryGate specializes in providing an end-to-end solution for planning and executing shipments, allowing customers to manage their carriers and rates, optimize loads, ship and track those loads, and set financial goals.

Contact Cleo University

Contact Cleo University with any questions you have regarding customized Cleo software training.

Welcome to the Cleo blog; it’s one in a few hundred million

Welcome! So, we here at Cleo world headquarters want to apologize.

With more than 35 years of experience and 100,000 software installations around the world, we’ve maybe been hoarding our deep knowledge of secure data integration, file transfer, and electronic communications. Sorry about that.

But we’re turning over a new leaf!

Cleo Continues Growth, Expands Into Chicago Office

CHICAGO, IL — Cleo, a Loves Park-based leader in data integration and managed file transfer software solutions, is proud to announce the expansion of its team with the opening of a Chicago office at 8755 W. Higgins Road, Suite 325.

In the wake of several straight years of double-digit revenue growth, Cleo moved on expanding to additional offices and gaining access to new talent pools.

Cleo Recertified for AS2 by Drummond Group

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, has successfully completed first quarter 2014 Drummond Group AS2 re-certification for its Cleo Harmony™, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® products.

Cleo products continue to be the only products to pass all optional certification tests for AS2 out of the 14 products from 12 global software companies that were Drummond Certified™ in this quarter’s test event.

Cleo and Adaptris Partner for Advanced Integration Enablement

LOVES PARK, IL and LONDON, England — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration solutions, and Adaptris, a global data and application integration company, announced a formal partnership, offering complementary technology products to customers who need to integrate applications and securely move and manage data in the correct format at the correct time.

Compliance

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, mandates that most electronic information and technology (EIT), including software applications, purchased by the Federal Government, must provide access to and use of information and data to federal government employees with disabilities, and members of the public with disabilities, that is comparable to the access provided to federal government employees without disabilities.

Cleo Unify™ and Cleo Trust™ are Not Affected by ‘Leaky URL’ Security Vulnerability

LOVES PARK, IL — A significant vulnerability was identified this month in the online file sharing platforms of Dropbox and Box.com that allow privately shared files to be read by third parties via susceptible URL links. Cleo reports that the “leaky URL” vulnerability does not affect users of the Cleo Unify and Cleo Trust secure file sharing and email collaboration platforms.

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Software and Technology

In a technology landscape that is in a state of constant evolution, increasing digital agility is a key business driver. And to be a successful provider, operational performance hinges on optimizing your ability to distribute what is both a product and a service. You need to maintain fluency in delivering uninterrupted value to your customers and facilitate the express execution on strategy across the organization.

Retail

To stay successful in the new retail reality and gain a full 360-degree customer view, you need to upgrade your integration capacity. You need to build out your systematic omnichannel data movement capacity, and effectively handle the digital and compliance challenges of expanding your business online. Cleo enterprise solutions provide you with flexible application integration, dynamic data transformation, and API connectivity to evolve your business processes from simple point-to-point transactions to panoramic multi-ecosystem communications.

Power Generation

When you need to connect thousands of assets spread over thousands of miles of geography, look to Cleo. Cleo solutions offer easy and secure exchange of critical information while enabling IT governance and compliance with standards such as NERC and CIP.

How Cleo benefits the power generation industry

High availability

Cleo solutions offer virtually 100% uptime with high availability configurations that further enable the continuous execution of your business.

Manufacturing

Disruptive change is profoundly affecting manufacturers in ways that are stretching homegrown and legacy integration and data management solutions to the breaking point. To effectively grow your business, you have to address the data challenge threatening your operational achievement. In manufacturing, where price volatility clashes with the cost of doing business, Cleo provides next-generation solutions that are intuitively designed with the highest ease of use, providing your organization with the lowest integration TCO for the enterprise.

Logistics

The flow of goods through the air, over land and sea, and across borders requires the global coordination of business data. To realize sophisticated logistics strategies that push operational efficiency, build big data capabilities, and increase customer intimacy, you need to securely connect and integrate the full information ecosystem. Cleo’s agile integration solutions enable logistics enterprises to optimize secure internal and external business and IT connectivity, and ramp up process efficiency across the entire supply chain.

Healthcare

Throughout the healthcare industry, the need for privacy, security, and data governance is dramatically increasing as government, industry, and corporate compliance mandates continue to grow. Cleo solutions help you move your data more securely and reliably so that it can be viewed by the right people who can quickly and confidently act with insight and intelligence.

Financial Services

Financial services data is infused with sensitive corporate and customer information, and you need secure file transfer and integration solutions to manage the reliable exchange of financial data that is central to your business. Data must remain secure and related risks must be mitigated. Even the slightest breach can significantly impact your brand, your compliance record, and your ability to successfully fulfill business obligations with your partners and customers.

Cleo University

Cleo solutions help customers move data securely and efficiently with ease. Products are being enhanced continuously to include new features and functionality. Cleo University offers expert training services by providing in-depth product training. Training services are offered through the following types for classes:

  • Instructor-led at Cleo Training Facility
  • Remote
  • Onsite at customer location

Certifications

Quality is determined by customers, partners, and users like you. We know quality means confidence, so you can rest assured that our products and standards have passed performance and quality assurance tests required for certification, allowing you to leverage the latest advancements in security and efficiency.

Cleo Lexicom®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo Harmony® products have been Drummond Group certified for interoperability since 2002, for every release.

Partners

The Cleo Partner Program strives to help its partners grow their business, so we can expand each other’s capabilities and deliver better solutions to our joint customers. It’s a business-building program driven by your requirements.

Cleo has developed a suite of technologies focused on business-to-business collaboration and application integration that helps partners leverage and re-monetize existing business models and embrace new ones, including cloud computing.

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Who is Cleo

In today’s disruptive business climate, you need integration technology that adapts with you. You also need a partner who’ll stand behind you as the future of the cloud takes shape. That’s why there’s Cleo.

Help your business realize its full potential

Complete and flexible integration solutions

All the control and visibility you need

Master any change coming your way

Cleo understands integration technology better than anyone.

Solutions

Integration

With highly scalable, customizable, and controllable technology from Cleo, enterprises gain evermore integration functions to create comprehensive apps and systems that streamline complex workflows.

EDI

Cleo automates EDI processes to connect, transform, and route EDI and non-EDI document types between any internal and business partner application — without the need for custom code.

Cleo Software Unaffected by Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) is a serious security vulnerability in the well-known OpenSSL cryptographic software library. All Cleo products, including but not limited to Cleo Harmony, Cleo VLTrader, Cleo LexiCom, and Cleo Streem, use alternative implementations of the secure protocols that Cleo customers around the world use.

Cleo Teams Up with Tech Data to Bring its Secure Information Integration Solutions to More Markets

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD). Under the agreement, Cleo’s advanced integration technologies are available through the TDCloud business unit in the U.S.

“We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with Tech Data,” said Mahesh Rajasekharan, Ph.D., chief executive officer at Cleo.

Cleo Joins Hortonworks Technology Program

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, an industry leader in information integration, today announced it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program to provide secure and reliable integration solutions for clients managing big data initiatives using the power of Apache™ Hadoop®.

Palo Alto-based Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), the only 100 percent open-source distribution of Hadoop explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments.

Mainframe Middleware

Modernize middleware products and leverage your midrange server data into modern mainframe applications. Speed development cycles and reduce debugging time with an easy-to-use Java SDK based upon service-oriented architecture (SOA) design. Cleo provides a full range of transaction processing solutions, offering increased mainframe dataflow automation, application efficiency, enhanced application portability features, and expanded system administration.

Cleo Streem®

In many organizations today, fax communications are a mission-critical part of doing business. However, poor communication between systems and people leads to unnecessary delays, inefficiencies, and low satisfaction rates, and reliance on outmoded communication methods such as traditional fax machines also yields unnecessary costs. What if you had a solution that bridged the gap between your systems and the important people in your business — your customers, team members, suppliers, partners, and more?

Cleo Trust™

With the Cleo Trust secure messaging solution, sharing files of all sizes via email with customers, prospects, business partners, and remote employees is always simple, secure, and reliable.

As any IT team can tell you, corporate email servers have their limitations. Attachments are typically restricted to no more than 10 to 20 megabytes and delivery confirmation is never guaranteed.

Cleo Unify™

Easily exchange all file types and sizes, from anywhere

When business users need to quickly share files or documents, they often turn to non-sanctioned, consumer-oriented tools that do not meet corporate security and compliance mandates. Although they are not purposely trying to go rogue or be malicious, the potential loss of financial information, HR information, intellectual property, and other sensitive data can be devastating to a company.

Cleo LexiCom®

Companies that need to move data to their trading partners want to be able to connect to all their trading partners quickly and easily and they want a solution that can handle each vendor’s individual requirements, mandates, and schedules. Cleo LexiCom is that secure file transfer client solution. With more than 800 preconfigured connections, you’ll be quickly and easily connecting with all your trading partners.

Cleo VLTrader®

The nature of digital business today means many companies have various B2B and internal file transfer processes they’re maintaining. These systems often have been piece-mealed together as new business needs arise, resulting in different user interfaces and cumbersome maintenance that can cost a company both time and money. Companies want to grow their businesses, but painfully understand how time-consuming and complicated it can be to adjust to trading partner connectivity or even bring on new trading partners.

Cleo Harmony®

Too many companies today have numerous B2B and application integration processes that need constant maintenance to run their business. With homegrown systems and cobbled-together tools, growing organizations struggle to maintain or replace inefficient technologies in order to create a flexible, secure, and reliable infrastructure that’s responsive to ever-changing IT and business requirements.

Automate the Most Important Business Processes in your Company

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Common business processes are performed within both large and small companies each and every day. Many of these processes are manual, but they don’t have to be. They can be automated. Numerous companies use business process automation to initiate these common processes and see them through from end to end.

Cleo Recertified for AS3 by Drummond Group

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration solutions, announced today that the Cleo Harmony™ Cleo VLTrader™, and Cleo LexiCom® products have successfully completed AS3 interoperability certification with the Drummond Group for the first quarter of 2014.

AS3 is the IETF messaging specification standard (RFC 4823) that enables software applications to systematically communicate data, including EDI, over the Internet with technologies that provide digital security and message receipt validation.

Cleo Releases New Secure File Collaboration Solution

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration solutions, announced today that it has launched a new solution under the trademark, Cleo Unify™ product — a secure file sharing and collaboration solution.

The Cleo Unify solution enables employees to collaborate with internal and external business associates and exchange all types and sizes of files securely and easily.

John Thielens Joins Cleo as Vice President of Technology

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of information integration solutions, announced today that John Thielens has joined the Cleo Executive Team as Vice President of Technology.

“John is a well-known industry expert in integration technology and cloud security. He brings a strong history of solving complex problems and an exciting vision for the future of cloud technology and enterprise software integration,” said Dr.

Cleo Successfully Completes Drummond Group Interoperability Re-Certification for AS2

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, has successfully completed third quarter 2013 Drummond Group AS2 re-certification for its Cleo Harmony™, Cleo VLTrader™, and Cleo LexiCom®, products.

Out of the 21 products from 14 global software companies that were Drummond Certified™ in the Drummond Group AS2‐3Q13 automated interoperability test event, Cleo products continue to be the only products to pass all optional certification tests for AS2.

Cleo Launches New Enterprise Integration Solution, Cleo Harmony™

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, announced today the release of its new Cleo Harmony™ solution, Cleo’s next generation integration product for end-to-end management, control, and visibility of large, mission-critical data files — both within an organization and between enterprises. The product supports both A2A integration and B2B integration and is built to provide the governance, security, scalability, and visibility required by businesses today.

Charting Your EDI Modernization Strategy

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

EDI today is very different from what it was 10 or 15 years ago, when many companies made their last EDI technology investments. Today’s businesses face a broader range of EDI requirements, including the ability to support proprietary document interchanges, near real-time transaction response, and web services.

Cleo Products Complete Drummond Certification for ebMS Automated Interoperability Testing

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, announced today that Cleo LexiCom® v4.5, Cleo VLTrader™ v4.5, and its newest product Cleo Harmony™ v4.5, have successfully completed Drummond certification for ebMS 2Q13 automated interoperability testing.

ebMS is an open standards protocol promoting interoperability, and is globally used in multiple industries including automotive, financial services, government, and healthcare.

Cleo to Host Rapid, Secure Connectivity for SaaS Webinar

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, will host a webinar on Rapid, Secure Connectivity for SaaS. The one-hour webinar will be hosted on September 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT.

Businesses who consume online technology services want to move to the cloud for many good reasons: cost savings and shorter time to revenue, shorter implementation cycles, ease of use and accessibility, and high availability.

Cleo successfully Completes Drummond Group Interoperability Re-Certification for AS2

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, has successfully completed first quarter 2013 Drummond Group AS2 re-certification for its Cleo VLTrader™ and Cleo LexiCom® products. Cleo was the only vendor to pass all optional tests for AS2, including certificate exchange messaging (CEM) , file name preservation (FN), file name preservation for multiple attachments (FN-MA), file name preservation with MDN notification (FN-MDN), chunked transfer encoding (CTE), reliability, restart, and secure hashing algorithm 2 (SHA-2).

Cleo to Hold Moving Big Data in the Semiconductor Value Chain Forum

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of data integration solutions, is conducting a forum addressing the challenges of managing the exploding volume of data needed to drive the semiconductor industry value chain. Attendees will share ideas and learn from semiconductor industry and big data experts on how to securely, reliably, and efficiently exchange big data within their enterprise and along their supply chain.

Cleo to Host European Partner Summit

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise solutions for secure and managed file transfer, and network fax, will be holding a European Partner Summit in Amsterdam, June 11th and 12th, to expand their partner network and strengthen distribution and support of Cleo solutions globally.

Cleo has customers in over 78 countries worldwide with over 100,000 installations.

Cleo Successfully Completes Drummond Group Interoperability Re-Certification for AS3

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer — Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™ — announced today the successful completion of interoperability certification by the Drummond Group.

AS3 is the IETF messaging specification standard (RFC 4823) that allows software applications to communicate data, including EDI over the Internet, using FTP which provides digital security and receipt validation.

“EDI” Comes Before “ERP”

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

When you’re replacing enterprise systems, remember the alphabet: “EDI” comes before “ERP”

Many organizations facing enterprise-wide systems upgrades link the EDI and ERP systems selection processes, even though this approach may end up taking more calendar time and exposing the organization to greater risk.

Cleo Successfully Completes Drummond Group AS2 Re-Certification

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today the successful completion of third quarter 2012 AS2 interoperability certification by the Drummond Group.

“Our continued support of AS2 and other market leading communication protocols is part of our commitment to provide customers an easy B2B and A2A integration experience that is protocol agnostic,” said Joe Dupree, VP Product Marketing at Cleo.

Cleo Releases v4.5

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today the newest release of v4.5 will be available October 25, 2012, to all Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™ customers under current support and is built into all new sales of Cleo software.

Joe Dupree Joins Cleo as the New Vice President of Marketing

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today that Joe Dupree joined the Cleo Executive Team as Vice President of Marketing.

“We’re excited to bring Joe onboard at Cleo.

Is Data Mapping a Solved Problem?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Many IT professionals believe that data transformation and mapping are “solved problems.” After all, mapping tools have been around for over 20 years, and thousands of IT organizations use them in integration projects every day.

Cleo Software is Odette Certified™ in OFTP2 Software Interoperability Test

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today successful completion of the third quarter 2012 OFTP2 Interoperability Test run by the Organization for Data Exchange by Tele Transmission in Europe (Odette).

Cleo Software is Drummond Certified™ in the ebMS 2.0 Secure Messaging Service

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions — Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today successful completion of the second quarter 2012 ebMS 2.0 Secure Messaging Products certified by the Drummond Group.

ebMS 2.0 products are globally utilized in multiple industries, including automotive, financial services, government and healthcare.

Cleo Named Certified Vendor of MFT Solution for DWG Certified Technology Program

DWG Taps Cleo for Its Largest Certified Technology Program with International Electronics Contract Manufacturer

LOVES PARK, IL — DWG, an Atlanta-based supply chain enablement company that works to bring trading partners together through technology, announced today that it has chosen Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, solutions for inclusion in its largest and most prominent Certified Technology Program (CTP).

Cleo Acquired by Globe Equity Partners

New Leadership and Influx of Capital Positions Cleo for Continued Growth in Managed File Transfer (MFT) and Enterprise Fax Sectors

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today that it has been acquired by Globe Equity Partners, an investment firm focused on mid-market software companies serving growth industry segments.

Cleo Experiences Record Growth in Cleo VLTrader Sales in 2011

Securing the Position of a Market-Leading, Enterprise Managed File Transfer (MFT) Solution for Organizations Worldwide.

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced record-breaking sales for 2011. The fastest growing segment of Cleo’s business was in sales of Cleo VLTrader™ at nearly a 150% increase over Cleo VLTrader™ sales last year.

Cleo Software is Drummond Certified™ in AS3 Interoperability Test

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today successful completion of the first quarter 2012 AS3 Interoperability Tests run by the Drummond Group.

“We applaud Cleo for their continued efforts in maintaining interoperable products for their customers,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of Drummond Group.

Cleo Streem Releases Cleo Streem v6.80

Providing Flexible Integration, Advanced Management Capabilities, New Content Rich Emails, Enhanced Enterprise Reporting, Improved System Efficiency and Increased Security

LOVES PARK, IL &mdsah; Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise email-to-fax and broadcast messaging solutions — Streem Fax and Streem Notify, announced today the newest release of Cleo Streem solutions.

Cleo Releases Cleo Lexicom and Cleo VLTrader v4.4

Providing Advanced Community Management, Enhanced Compliance Capabilities, Expanded Ease of Use, Increased Security, Flexible Configuration, More Database Integration and Advanced Multiprotocol Communications

LOVES PARK, IL — Cleo, a leading provider of best-in-class enterprise software for secure and managed file transfer solutions – Cleo LexiCom® and Cleo VLTrader™, announced today the newest release for software solutions built on the Cleo platform.

How EDI is Leading Us to the Cloud

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Last week, we were interviewed by Alex Woodie of IT Jungle, for his Four Hundred Stuff column. The primary focus of Alex’s column was on the trajectory of cloud computing adoption and the challenges that companies face as they add cloud integration to existing EDI, application, and data integration practices.

Assessing the Intermediate Database

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

The types of databases employed can often determine whether a secondary database is necessary. This secondary database is typically referred to as a staging or intermediate database because it resides outside the base application.

Responding to Integration Changes

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

From tactical to practical – leveraging design-time automation to master change

While lofty strategic goals drive most business integration plans when dealing with major events such as onboarding a new business, a merger, or an ERP cut-over, dealing with the inevitable day-to-day changes – the normal lifecycle of existing integrations, that often takes a back seat.

Important Changes for X12 Version 5010 HIPAA Transactions

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

In a recent blog, we discussed the final rule adopting X12 Version 5010 for HIPAA transactions.  There are key differences that should be noted besides the many changes to segments and elements. 

Data Transformation Mapping – Can it be Automated?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

In our previous post on this subject, we wrote about the neglected problem of data transformation mapping productivity, and its impact on integration project costs, particularly for B2B integration in companies with many customer relationships (and therefore many documents pairs to map).

The EDI 997: It’s More “Functional” Than You Might Think

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

For many EDI analysts, the “997 Functional Acknowledgment” [EDI transaction] is a necessary, but little observed, piece of the overall EDI process…one that informs recipients that an EDI transaction has been received.  

Understanding Open Source Licenses (Part One)

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Computer programming has been an amazing experience lately thanks in part to the existence of open source software. Using open source libraries allows us to create software quickly without having to implement certain tasks other developers around the world have completed.

Trading Partner Setup 101: The Communication Protocols

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

When setting up a new trading partner or business integration process, thinking through the process beforehand can greatly decrease the implementation time and help minimize problems. Many integration projects can come to a grinding halt in the middle of implementation if it’s only later realized that required data is not configured in your backend application, or if your system doesn’t support the particular communication protocol your new trading partner intends to use.  

Creative Integration Strategies for the Modern Enterprise

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Cleo Clarify is a flexible and powerful tool, similar to a Swiss Army knife, that is always nice to have tucked away in your pocket. It is designed to be very flexible for your particular needs and for your creativity and innovative thinking. 

Demystifying AS2 Certificates

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

In Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), digital certificates can be used to secure data transfers between systems.  Certificates can encrypt the data transfer in multiple ways.  First, the data itself could be encrypted, making it unreadable by any receiving system unless it has the proper decryption key.

Best Practices for Mapping: Application Files and Fields

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Successful EDI implementations must begin with the development and employment of efficient object naming conventions using “best practices.” This will avoid aggravation and redevelopment at a later time. “Doing it correctly the first time” is a most-relevant piece of advice.

AS2, FTP, or VAN: The Race to Zero

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

The Value Added Network (VAN) business began with a simple transaction that was manually transmitted within the grocery industry.  The VAN was developed out of a necessity for companies to replace their traditional business communication methods. 

What Is EDI “Enveloping” All About?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

The primary reasons for EDI “enveloping” are to manage EDI Interchange routing, and to enable your EDI system know how to process inbound transmissions (this also applies to the enveloping data you send to your trading partners).

What is a “Staging Database,” and Why Consider It for EDI?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

For this discussion, a “Staging Database” refers to any intermediate database that would fill the gap between Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions and the back-end business application. Whether obtained through a third party or developed in-house, some applications provide interface files that are “EDI Intelligent” and support the required EDI transactions.

FTP: Understanding Active vs. Passive

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP), although an older technology, is still very popular and is used routinely by IT departments and businesses worldwide.  Even so, many users of FTP do not fully understand the difference between two of its basic configuration options: Active mode and Passive mode.

Why do Businesses need Data Integration?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

When we talk about data Integration with someone who is unfamiliar, the discussion often raises many questions.

Why does it matter? What are the benefits, and the risks? How much of a problem is this?

SOAP Worst Practices Part 1: Non-XML Content

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

There are a lot of useful SOAP Web Services. Whether it is a simple zip code lookup service or a more complex order entry system, a well-implemented SOAP Web Service can make machine-to-machine communication very reliable, efficient, and best of all, easy.

Best Practices for EDI Mapping: Naming and Usage

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Successful EDI implementations must begin with the development and employment of proper naming conventions and best practices. Too often a company will make hasty decisions in an effort to implement an EDI customer quickly only to find that good practices were not put to use and the bad habits are then continued for all remaining EDI implementations.

SOAP vs REST: Which Web Service Protocol is Better?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

In this blog, the age old discussion of “Which is Better: SOAP or REST?” will be discussed, and challenges associated with your decision. We’re going to list advantages and tradeoffs of each, but first let’s start with a little background information little background information.

Selecting a Database: Flat File vs. Relational

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Determining the type of database to be deployed for a project is a combination of access requirements and preference. In an effort to make an informed decision on which to deploy, the application engineer should be familiar with the types of databases as well as the pros/cons of each.

SSL: What is “two-way” authentication?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

We were recently working on a project for a customer that involved setting up communications between the Cleo Clarify product and a third-party electronic invoicing provider. At the outset of this project, looking over the communications requirements, most seemed very typical and straightforward.

“Extend” or “Expand” the EDI Database?

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Standards only remain “standard” until the next change. Even in the B2B EDI world where trading partner data exchanges are “supposed to be” standardized, new additions and upgrades to later versions will create an opportunity to re-evaluate how data is being moved and stored for company consumption.

Your Relational Database Can Do More than Store Data

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

It is easy to think of the database as just a place to store data in a structured and shareable way, but modern relational databases can do more than that. For example, triggers are a feature that let you define an action to be performed when certain events occur within the database, such as when a new record is inserted, updated, or deleted from a table.

The ESB Publish/Subscribe Model: You gave the message to whom?

This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

Enterprise Service Busses (ESBs) offer an interesting communications layer that enables an enterprise to expose data to interested parties (i.e. applications, data-feeds, etc.) with a Publish/Subscribe model.  The Pub/Sub model originated in the printed media world, utilized as a distribution model for newspapers and magazines.

Why Functional Acknowledgment Reconciliation important for EDI

Please note: This post originally appeared on Extol.com (EXTOL has been acquired by Cleo).

If your company uses Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), reconciling Functional Acknowledgements, or “FAs”, or “997s” is important and often overlooked. Just because the FA is a small document that is automatically generated from your translator, doesn’t mean that it should be ignored.

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