SOURCE: Hubspan

June 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Hubspan Summer 2011 Webinar Series Tackle Key Issues in B2B Cloud Integration

Sessions to Provide Best Practices and Real-World Examples Around Legacy EDI, Ariba Network Integration and the Decision of Build Versus Outsource

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Hubspan, a leading provider of cloud scale B2B integration solutions, will host a series of three webinars this summer offering best practices and tips on integration and getting the most out of cloud environments. The webinars tackle key issues around legacy EDI integration, Ariba integration and build versus outsource.

The first webcast, "Get off the VAN and into B2B Cloud Integration" features guest speaker, Jim Cantrell, founder of RetailEDI. The webinar teaches participants how to extend EDI processes and formats to operate in today's Internet era.

The second webinar, "Order-to-Invoice Buyer Integration on the Ariba Network" will give participants real-world examples of how suppliers using a cloud-based B2B integration platform can increase revenue, order accuracy and customer retention while cutting costs and overhead. This session will feature guest speaker Dave Heflin, Senior Manager of Supplier Solutions for Ariba.

A third webinar in the summer series, titled, "Build vs. Outsource: Top 5 Criteria to Consider for Business Integration", will answer a common question: do we buy on-premise integration software and manage it ourselves, or do we outsource the work to a service provider?

Hubspan Webinar Details:

Get off the VAN and into B2B Cloud Integration
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 noon ET
Speaker: Jim Cantrell, Founder of Retail EDI, an online EDI/E-commerce knowledge portal and boutique consultancy. Cantrell is a supply chain expert with more than 15 years of leadership experience in retail, distribution, 3PL and supply chain sectors.

  • Are you tired of VAN fees and having to work in ANSI X12 or other legacy formats?
  • Do you wish you could conduct EDI directly from your SAP, Oracle or other ERP application?
  • Do you need to exchange real-time messaging with your partners, suppliers or customers?
  • Would you like to show your management compelling ROI and business impact for your integration efforts?

Participants will get these questions answered, as well as learn how to do all this and more by transitioning from traditional EDI to powerful, cloud-based business integration.

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Order-to-Invoice Buyer Integration on the Ariba Network
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 noon ET
Speaker: Dave Heflin, Senior Manager of Supplier Solutions for Ariba, the largest online trading partner community and a one-stop shop for business commerce. Heflin is responsible for new business development associated with supplier program offerings on the Ariba Supplier Network. He focuses on integration support solutions for worldwide supplier members.

  • Are you fully optimizing your presence on the Ariba Network?
  • Do you still have manual processes costing time and resources?
  • Do you wish you could connect once to reach all your buyers, on the Network and off?

This complimentary webinar teaches participants how to add greater automation to catalog management, invoice exchange, purchase order exchange or price and availability calls, as well as implement a fully automated punch-out integration process for the Ariba Network and all their buyers.

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Build vs. Outsource: Top 5 Criteria to Consider for Business Integration
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

With any IT initiative, one big question is often "do we buy on-premise software and manage it ourselves, or do we outsource the work to a service provider?" The same is true when it comes to integration projects.

This vendor-agnostic webinar is based on real-world CIO criteria and analyst studies to help participants deal with this build versus outsource question. Experts will discuss key areas such as IT core competence, time to market, time to value, business impact, security, compliance and more. We'll also explore side by side cost comparisons of a build versus outsource model.

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About Hubspan
Hubspan is the leading provider of cloud-scale B2B integration solutions, helping organizations streamline business processes and exchange real-time information across the B2B cloud to customers and partners. Hubspan's B2B cloud integration platform provides a flexible, secure and cost-effective way for businesses to work together, extending existing infrastructure and supporting all applications and protocols. Thousands of organizations, from small enterprises to the Fortune 500, successfully use the platform every day for real-time B2B integration. For more information, go to or email Follow Hubspan on Twitter @Hubspan.