AS4/ebMS 3.0 communications made easy
A modern B2B gateway to your partners
AS4 is quickly gaining traction. AS4, short for Applicability Statement 4, is a so-called Conformance Profile of the ebXML/ebMS 3.0 (Electronic Business Message Services) specification. As such, it is governed by the well-known OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards).
As a modern Web Services-based stack of protocols, AS4/ebMS 3.0 offers many advantages over homegrown EDI communications solutions.
Widespread adoption gaining momentum
Several projects in the European Union have already approved AS4 as a standard protocol for document-oriented data interchange. Europe's Gas Transmission System Operators (ENTSOG) have defined their own usage profile, which will be adopted in 2015. For government-to-business (G2B) or business-to-government (B2G) communications, Europe's e-SENS (Electronc Simple European Networked Services) points to ebMS 3.0, while the European Committee for Standardization (CEN, Comité Européen de Normalisation) suggests using ebMS 3.0 in its reference architecture 2.0 for eBusiness harmonisation in the Textile/Clothing and Footwear sectors (CWA 16667). Europe's Aerospace & Defence industry, currently using ebMS2, will follow suit.
In other parts of the world, AS4 and ebMS 3.0 are also being adopted. Japan's JEITA uses ebMS 3.0, and Australia's SuperStream project also come to mind.
SEEBURGER’s AS4 gateway available now
SEEBURGER's AS4 adapter is a leader in performance and interoperability. It was initially developed with a view to the strict environment of Europe's energy industry. As part of our Business Integration Suite or as a stand-alone solution, the system excels in its ease-of-use and powerful features.
Whether used as a generic stand-alone solution or as part of a complex industry-specific B2B integration project, benefit from SEEBURGER’s unique capability to deliver.
Be compliant with ENTSOG’s AS4 profile in no time.
Learn more about the system’s performance in ENTSOG’s thorough AS4 Proof of Concept (http://www.entsog.eu/publications/data-exchange#AS4-PROFILE)