ROCKFORD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cleo, the pioneer and global leader of the Ecosystem Integration software category and provider of the Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) platform, said today it has expanded its Accelerator portfolio to bring new end-to-end integration solutions to the market.
The new Accelerators, designed for Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP-powered enterprises, will help customers accelerate supply chain automation and optimize business processes between their systems of record and multi-enterprise B2B ecosystems.
Each of Cleo’s new Accelerators comes with pre-built end-to-end business process logic for deploying common API- and EDI-based supply chain integrations. These out-of-the-box solutions comprise pre-built schemas, rulesets, and business processes for easy development, deployment, execution, and testing. As such, organizations now need to merely configure these complex B2B integrations as no coding is required.
Cleo’s offerings are well-timed for the market. In a recent survey from Dimensional Research, 33% of organizations reported automation was among their most important business initiatives in 2023. Expediting this is why Cleo’s Accelerators come pre-built with capabilities that reduce the time to automate Order-to-Cash and Procure-to-Pay business processes, specifically:
- End-to-end business process orchestration
- Prebuilt integration logic for each of the process flows
- Real-time visibility for instant operational insights
- Contextually linked, end-to-end business process visibility
- Alert notifications to speed issue resolution time
Cleo expects the market will be receptive given the realities of these ecosystem integration challenges. According to Gartner®, “Business process automation and continuous investment in technologies can help accelerate the integration of multiple applications and mitigate IT complexities in the supply chain ecosystem. This is due to their ability to offer packaged integrated processes, embedded low-code development platforms and flexibility to support different communication standards between legacy and new-age SaaS applications.” *
The Intrinsic Value of Automation
From Cleo’s ecosystem integration perspective, the benefits of automation go far beyond the simple elimination of manual tasks to drive operational efficiency; the larger objective is to achieve the tight collaboration and connectivity that is central to driving supply chain convergence, improving ecosystem and stakeholder relationships, and creating seamless customer experiences.
Cleo President and CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan said, “Cleo is the only integration solution provider taking an innovative leap to automate and consolidate business processes that facilitate supply chain convergence. Our newest set of Accelerators embeds years of ecosystem integration knowledge, best practices, and expertise into out-of-the-box supply chain integrations that enable organizations to automate end-to-end business processes quickly – without any coding. The idea is simply revolutionary.”
Put another way, Accelerators expedite the unification of transactions occurring both inside and outside the four walls of an enterprise by establishing fluid, high-visibility data flows across key end-to-end business processes spanning procurement, manufacturing, order management, fulfillment, finance, and other functions.
Now, business processes such as Order-to-Cash and Procure-to-Pay can live on a single ecosystem integration platform and help organizations drive supply chain convergence. This enables organizations to automate these processes with their direct API- and EDI-based ecosystem partners and applications. In addition, an organization’s non-EDI partners who transact business manually can now be automated in hours – not weeks -- from initial configuration to testing and production. Further, by automating these B2B transactions, internal stakeholders also gain end-to-end visibility, insights, and control over critical business processes, all through a single pane of glass.
Bottom line: The latest set of Accelerators from Cleo is designed to strengthen and expand automation across multiple different ecosystem entities comprising an organization’s supply chain.
* Gartner, Top Trends in Strategic Supply Chain Technology 2023, By Christian Titze, Dwight Klappich, Rick Franzosa, Noha Tohamy, Brian Schultz, Rishabh Narang, Published 9 March 2023. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
About Cleo Integration Cloud
Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) is a cloud-based integration platform, purpose-built to design, build, operate and optimize critical ecosystem integration processes. The CIC platform brings end-to-end integration visibility across API, EDI and non-EDI integrations that gives technical and business users the confidence to rapidly onboard trading partners, enable integration between applications, and accelerate revenue-generating business processes. On the platform, businesses have the choice of self-service, managed services, or a blended approach – ensuring complete flexibility and control over their B2B integration strategy.
Cleo is an ecosystem integration software company focused on business outcomes, ensuring each customer’s potential is realized by delivering solutions that make it easy to discover and create value through the movement and integration of B2B enterprise data. Cleo gives customers strategic, “outside-in” visibility into the critical end-to-end business flows happening across their ecosystems of partners and customers, marketplaces, and internal cloud and on-premise applications. Our solutions empower teams to drive business agility, accelerate onboarding, facilitate modernization of key business processes, and capture new revenue streams by reimagining and remastering their digital ecosystem through robust application, B2B, and data integration technologies. For more information, visit www.cleo.com or call +1.815.282.7695.