Integration is a hard problem. Sitting here at Pervasive Metamorphosis Conference, I have been hearing about integration a lot (my coverage of the event will come next week). This week Hubspan, the Seattle based B2B Integration provider, joined hands with NetSuite (previous CloudAve coverage) to offer B2B Cloud Integration For NetSuite. The partnership will extend the cloud business processes to multi-enterprise business community at a time when enterprises are more open to move financials and other operations to the cloud.
This partnership extends NetSuite applications and business processes, like online commerce or purchase order exchange, to the B2B cloud enhancing stronger collaboration. This removes some of the difficulties associated with the traditional integration making B2B integration with NetSuite seamless and affordable.
Hubspan Integration Platform
I have been following Hubspan for the past year or so and they are taking a slightly different approach to integration compared to others in the space. Instead of focussing on either data or application integrations, Hubspan focusses on integration at the business process levels (like invoice exchange, payment information, price confirmation, etc.).
Hubspan’s SaaS B2B Cloud Integration Platform, called Webspan, offers a robust scalable solution that completely streamlines integration across multiple business processes across a wide spectrum of activities including supply and demand chain, financial integration, web commerce, etc.. Their integration works across business processes, applications, protocols and systems with the security and reliability expectd by these businesses. The platform is available on a subscription basis.
Hubspan offers five B2B connectors for NetSuite including:
- Purchase order connector
- Invoice connector
- File Transfer connector
- PunchOut connector
- Price and availability calls
Integration is critical as more and more enterprises adopt SaaS solutions like NetSuite. Solutions like the one offered by Hubspan is going to help organization tackle the integration challenges.