Because B2B transactions often communicate contractual obligations between companies, it is desirable (and often necessary) to track all transmissions sent or received, storing the transmission content as well as metadata (such as data and time the transmission was sent or received, the identity of the partner, and success or failure of processing). Partner Manager provides a simple, secure, and integrated mechanism for tracking B2B transactions. Uses for this data include:
Correlation of acknowledgments
For more information, see Transaction Monitoring.
Partner Manager provides the ability to edit, store, and retrieve configuration settings for the transport and format of B2B messages. For example, EDI messages are often sent over the AS2 protocol in order to ensure security and integrity of the transmissions. Each trading partner may have different AS2 settings; for example, each partner will have its own certificate. In addition, different partners may use different format protocols such as EDI X12, EDIFACT, or XML, and they may use different options within those protocols. Partner Manager allows this configuration data to be managed outside of your applications, so that they can be reviewed without looking at the code and updated without re-deploying your components.
For more information, see Partner Configuration.
In the most common scenario, PortX is used in conjunction with an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Partner Manager Connector, and other connectors. Find information about this and other PortX use cases in Examples.
Login to PortX.
For Partner Manager login information, see your PortX representative.
In the Company box, select your company.
In the Business Group box, select your Business Group.Figure 1. Transaction Monitoring Page
To configure or edit the configuration of a trading partner, see Partner Configuration.
To edit or configure settings for your company, see Administration.