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Covast B2B Suite for Retail

Take a look inside the IT infrastructure of today's large retailers and you will be surprised how many applications and systems it takes to keep business running. Critical business functions like inventory control, supplier compliance and order fulfillment require a host of different B2B applications and communication.

Covast is bringing simplicity to retailers all over the globe with the Covast B2B Suite for Retail. Through solutions specifically designed for today's large retailers, Covast integrates B2B systems and communications onto a single integration platform, such as Microsoft BizTalk Server and IBM WebSphere. This allows retailers to gain a comprehensive and real-time view of all supplier and customer activity. The result is improved forecasting and inventory control, accurate and timely order fulfillment, and reduced retailing costs.

Benefits of the Covast B2B Suite for Retail include:

  • Improved supplier visibility, flexibility and inventory control. Using a single integration platform, Covast allows retailers to see and manage supplier activity from a single place. The ability to monitor external B2B business processes and manage activity in real-time helps retailers improve critical business functions such as inventory control.

  • Comprehensive support of retail-specific protocols and standards. Covast supports all retail B2B communication standards and protocols used all over the world. This is increasingly important for retailers who source products both globally and locally.

  • Ease of use for simplified B2B integration. The Covast B2B Suite for Retail allows companies to quickly add new trading partners and conduct B2B communications easily. Because Covast's solutions are designed to be used by non-developer/non-programmer resources, retailers can tailor the solution to fit their precise B2B communication and integration needs.

  • Secured, controlled communication. The B2B Suite for Retail enables companies to communicate with all trading partners in a secure and controlled way, thus ensuring communication integrity and reliability.