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Babelway is an intuitive web-based platform that allows business partners to directly integrate any two IT systems.
  • All major connectors and document types
  • Full control of your setup and visibility into your connections
  • Enterprise-level security and compliance guarantees
  • Support from EDI specialists with 10+ years’ experience

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Simple do it yourself integration

Our customers set up this connection on their own within days.


Cory K – Hotline Freight

“I call Babelway the hidden gem of the internet because it makes EDI transactions so easy to manage and configure. A very well designed, easy-to-use web interface.”

How do we achieve this?

3M allows customers worldwide to integrate using EDI

3M integrates both with their suppliers and their customers but the integrations are not the same (see 3M’s supplier integration).

3M has every reason to want to set up automated document exchanges with their customers. This is why they are very flexible and offer multiple solutions for their clients to integrate with them. That being said, the technologies they support differ depending on your location and your industry. Your 3M contact person should be able to assist you in choosing the most suitable technology. For this reason, it’s possible they will directly fit into your technology landscape without any additional software at all. There are nonetheless a few reasons that could encourage you to opt for a third party even if the technology gap isn’t significant:

  • you require a third party for other connections already: for maintainability it can be interesting to keep all your connection effort in one location
  • your message format or technology is very specific: 3M may not integrate properly with your software and you’d rather have the customisations under your control than depend on their EDI team.
  • you foresee to change your own software at some point mid or long term: you would like to avoid creating technical dependencies with external companies knowing you will have to migrate them eventually.
  • no two EDI implementations are identical and chances are you will have to tailor your messages to 3M’s requirements even if you use the same message format (X12, Edifact, UBL…): you may be looking for a mapping tool to easily adapt your messages on the fly

If you plan to opt for a third party to integrate with 3M you should know you will be able to implement any integration flow with 3M using Babelway. We fully support all the technologies they offer their customers to integrate with: X12, Edifact, VAN, AS2 but also Odette, Tradacom…

Integration – A way to better manage your supply chain

Like all companies your IT landscape probably includes some recent applications which easily integrate over the web with others but also a few legacy systems which are harder to integrate with. In fact, this technology gap might be the only thing keeping you from having the full control of your supply chain.

This is the type of integration challenge we are perfectly suited for. Our platform aims to offer a universal and simple mapping tool to allow you to link any two applications. Through time we have developed numerous connectors which will allow you to connect any system to any trading partner (old and new, using European or American standards etc.).

Most of our customers set up their connections autonomously because that is the way we strive for our platform to work: easy to use, do it yourself, stay in control. For 3M we have such customer success stories. However, we’ve also configured countless connections ourselves. So, on top of a good platform, you will be working with a company that has vast integration expertise and can get you efficiently connected in no time.