Scania, one of the largest truck manufacturers in the world, needed to migrate from their legacy, unmaintainable EDI system to a modern, scalable B2B solution that could securely deliver EDI over the Internet via OFTP2, provide a platform for future growth and provide a web based CAD/CAM data exchange platform to their 1,000+ suppliers.
The Data Interchange Solution
Data Interchange provided Scania with its flagship B2B Enterprise Integration platform, EPIC, and through requirements consultation with Scania tailored the solution to exactly replicate the data processing rules of the existing system. Data Interchange performed a proof of concept and project managed the delivery, implementation and migration to the new solution over a 12 month period using staged deliveries to reduce business risk.
Scania’s new B2B capability enabled them to migrate EDI data exchange with suppliers from costly ISDN and X.25 networks to the Internet, immediately realising significant cost savings, as well as decreased communication times. Scania have improved visibility of their B2B transactions as well as benefiting from a solution that they can maintain in-house.