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November BIC Breakfast: Standards for Instant Business Message Exchange

24/11/2016 @ 09:00 - 10:30

Free – £14

Released in April 2016, BIC Realtime is a suite of 19 business APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) created for retailers, suppliers and data providers in order to enable immediate data exchange and facilitate instant two-way communications relating to product metadata, ordering, fulfilment, finance and returns.
This new set of XML standards has been developed to enhance existing EDI capabilities or for use as a modern alternative for new implementations within the book trade through the use of additional messages alongside traditional electronic data exchange. Using XML web communications, businesses will now be able to communicate with trading partners quicker and more effectively, getting real time replies to requests rather than having to depend on processing of data transactions in batches.
The standard business APIs now available via BIC Realtime are quick to develop, install and test. Additionally, businesses can deploy BIC Realtime solutions much more cost-effectively than traditional EDI, and trading partners will be able to support and communicate via BIC Realtime APIs swiftly and without weeks of testing.
Attend this BIC Breakfast on 24th November to find out why your organisations should adopt BIC Realtime APIs now, and hear directly from book industry professionals that have been involved in BIC Realtime since its inception; two of our speakers work for organisations that have already implemented BIC Realtime APIs into their systems and will be able to give a first-hand account of the benefits and the difference automation has made to their teams.

Hosted by:
Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC
Our speakers will include:
John Garrould, ‎Head of Information Technology, Bertram Group
Francis Cave, Consultant, Francis Cave Digital Publishing
Simon Pallant, Digital & I.T. Services Manager, Gardners


09:00 - 10:30
Free – £14
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