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Interfor

With operations across North America and customers around the globe, British Columbia-based Interfor has approximately 3,400 employees and an annual capacity of 3.1 billion board feet from world-class sawmilling facilities. It offers a broad line of lumber products for framing to finishing.

“With Informatica Cloud B2B Gateway, we’ve taken the process of setting up a new EDI connection with a customer from a very long time to three weeks.”

—Kelly Gilchrist, Vice President of IT, Interfor

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Business Need

Standardize on a single cloud-based B2B integration solution

Accommodate multiple protocols and file types for EDI messages

Scale to eventually onboard hundreds of customers, banks, and trading partners

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Challenges

Onboard trading partners quickly and seamlessly, including lumber purchasing customers, banks, and transportation partners

Eliminate custom coding for new EDI connections while phasing out four legacy, homegrown EDI platforms to achieve greater IT agility and reduce ongoing technical debt

Increase resiliency of EDI B2B systems to help ensure that invoices and advance shipping notices are sent and processed in a timely manner

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Solutions & Results

Quickly onboard and manage EDI partners using out-of-the-box mappings from Informatica Cloud B2B Gateway to simplify EDI handling with comprehensive monitoring and tracking

Use a simple three-step wizard to set up a new EDI partner, define a communication method, and assign EDI messages for exchange

Support the order-to-cash workflow with multiple Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) instances, increasing the resiliency of B2B integrations

Dramatically accelerates time to market for new connections and makes it easier for customers and partners to do business with Interfor

Reduces the manual effort and coding previously required for setting up new EDI connections, saving time for IT team as well as customers and partners

Improves the overall stability, reliability, security, and scalability of business-critical EDI function

Provides a reliable destination platform for all existing EDI connections to be migrated off legacy (in-house built) platforms

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Products & Services

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services is a next generation iPaaS, which is made up of a growing number of data management products. The productivity of the environment is accelerated by a common user experience across all products, the AI/ML-driven intelligence of the CLAIRE™ engine, and a microservices architecture.

Informatica Cloud B2B Gateway

Informatica Cloud B2B Gateway helps you simplify EDI handling with comprehensive monitoring and tracking, as well as shorten partner onboarding cycles.

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