Worldwide Business-to-Business Integration Middleware Market Shares, 2015: Year of Mixed-Bag Growth
EDI has been around for several decades, but it is still a core part of B2B integration because it is extremely efficient in facilitating transactions among trading partners. Enterprises are increasingly using cloud B2B integration and managed services to replace aging B2B infrastructure, which has driven the growth in B2B networks and B2B managed services. There is still potential for automation because surveys show that many industries and geographic regions are still far away from 100% automation and straight-through processing.This IDC study provides the market shares for business-to-business integration middleware vendors in 2015."Business-to-business integration should be considered a strategic asset to organizations because a wealth of valuable data flows through B2B systems," according to Chandana Gopal, research manager, BuyerPulse Analysis: Multi-Enterprise Integration research program. "We are seeing that increasing volumes of transactions and shrinking response times and having modern B2B architecture are vital to thrive in this era of digital transformation."