Supply chain vendors show support for Microsoft BizTalk Server

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2, the vendor's core service-oriented architecture and business process management technology, is generally available today
By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff September 11, 2007

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2, the vendor’s core service-oriented architecture and business process management technology, is generally available today. This product includes advancements for RFID and electronic data interchange (EDI); and extended interoperability such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Guidance and Line of Business Adapters. Together, these capabilities make it easier for companies to connect systems within their own organizations and across those of trading partners.

RedTail Solutions , an on-demand trading solutions supplier for EDI and data synchronization, is consolidating all of its offerings on BizTalk Server 2006 R2.
RedTail delivers solutions via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, which suppliers use to trade electronically with their customers through industry-defined standards such EDI, global data synchronization, and RFID. The platform eliminates transaction errors, reduces penalties for noncompliance, and streamlines business processes. It also maintains all information about trading relationships using a single user interface, enabling employees to add new customers more quickly and allowing customers to use self-service tools to complete some of the setup themselves.

Avery Dennison Printer Systems Division is enabling seamless connectivity between its Monarch 9855 RFMP printer/encoder, Monarch 9855 HF RFID printer/encoder, and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2.
The Printer Systems Division has taken a leadership role in developing UHF and HF RFID printer/encoders, item-level smart tags and labels, and compliance shipping labels for the retail, apparel, and consumer goods industries globally. Users of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 can now take advantage of Avery Dennison’s printing/encoding capabilities, as well as its smart tags and labels backed by the unique Monarch Smart Label 110% Guarantee.

Intermec says its line of RFID devices will be supported by BizTalk Server 2006 R2.
With Intermec RFID systems and the pre-integrated .NET Framework technologies in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2, businesses can achieve “real-world” service-oriented architecture to connect applications, platforms and people. This kind of connection improves understanding of customer needs while streamlining business processes.

, a provider of B2B e-commerce solutions, is launching GXS Trading Grid for BizTalk Server 2006 R2.
Customers using GXS Trading Grid for BizTalk Server can instantly access the world’s largest electronic trading community and expand their B2B e-commerce networks globally via pre-configured Web services that automatically perform protocol mediation and document testing for new B2B connections. New capabilities of the offering facilitate trading partner management activities by automatically synchronizing trading partner configuration data and relationship information between BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and GXS Trading Grid, replacing existing manual administrative tasks.