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Axway Enables Gassco to Govern the Flow of Business-Critical Data with Axway B2Bi
|By Business Wire
|March 26, 2014 03:00 AM EDT
Citing the critical 24/7 need to send and receive data from gas buyers
and sellers, Gassco, a company providing an integrated system for
transporting natural gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to
European countries, turned to Axway
(NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data,
to provide reliable and secure B2B integration. To improve the
communication among sites, Gassco needed a solution that could support
business critical processes and provide real time insight into the data
the company and its sellers rely on to supply natural gas to European
countries. To satisfy the business and succeed in efficiently governing
the flow of data, Gassco migrated to Axway B2Bi,
a solution in the Axway
About 3,000 messages are seamlessly converted each day with Axway B2Bi
to deliver the necessary data to terminals so the correct gas quantity
is distributed without fail to each individual European country. With
Axway B2Bi, support for the secure communication protocol, AS2, is built
in, an essential requirement that Gassco demands when communicating with
its customers to ensure the delivery of their product.
“The Axway B2Bi solution is a key system for Gassco’s 24/7 business,”
said Arne Ferkingstad, B2Bi production manager, Gassco. “We absolutely
needed a reliable and secure B2B data flow broker and that’s what we
have with Axway B2Bi.”
Axway B2Bi enables end-to-end data flow governance across the enterprise
and B2B communities, with the ability to easily on-board and effectively
manage new partners and customers. Traffic at Gassco is growing
constantly, as new shippers are added to the system. Gassco works with
more than 100 external partners and uses 130 mapping formats. Gassco was
able to consolidate and modernize its infrastructure with Axway B2Bi, a
solution that easily handles the high volumes, formats and protocols of
Gassco’s messages and is designed to scale with the business.
“We had 130 mappings that had to be converted to B2Bi. The conversion of
the mappings was a huge success. It was done remarkably smoothly, which
was very impressive,” said Ferkingstad. “Axway B2Bi helps us extract
data and provide feedback to our partners. It acts like a business
intelligence tool — a data mining solution.”
“For Gassco the need to govern the flow of data 24/7 within numerous
divisions, subsidiaries and external partners was crucial, as was the
need for a simple and seamless migration process,” said David Robinson,
senior vice president, sales, North Europe at Axway. “We are pleased
that we were able to provide them with Axway B2Bi, a reliable,
consolidated and modernized singular solution, rather than several
For more information about Axway B2Bi capabilities visit: http://www.axway.com/products-solutions/b2b/b2bi-solutions
To read the Axway and Gassco Case Study visit: http://www.axway.com/resource-library/case-study/gassco
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Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of
data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and
private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway
has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven
solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the
exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities,
cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span
business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, API and
identity management, and email security– offered on premise and in the
Cloud with professional and managed services. Axway is registered in
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Gassco operates the integrated system for transporting natural gas from
the Norwegian continental shelf to European countries. The company,
which is fully owned by the Norwegian state, delivers approximately 20%
of all gas shipments to Europe. The gas transport system includes nearly
8,000 kilometers of large, high-pressure pipes, four riser platforms,
two processing plants in Norway, and receiving terminals in four
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