Sterling Commerce has developed a pair of new mobile applications that extends the management of business-to-business (B2B) integration to mobile devices. The Sterling Integrator Mobile and Sterling Control Center Mobile are intended to broaden access and control of the Sterling Business Integration Suite, the vendor's collaborative tool for B2B integration and managed file transfer. Sterling is now making those capabilities available on the Apple iPhone, extending the management of B2B interactions beyond on-premise control consoles or laptop PCs. The Sterling Integrator Mobile enables users of Sterling Integrator, a B2B gateway. It monitors key integration resources to ensure the on-schedule exchange of business documents, transactions and events, including purchase orders, acknowledgments, advance shipping notices and shipment-status messages. Sterling Control Center Mobile gives users of Sterling Control Center a management tool for Sterling Managed File Transfer, a means of ensuring secure data movement. It provides access to file transfer system status, exception alerts and key system controls.
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