Bundesdruckerei, DATEV, SGH, Neopost Deutschland, Asterion, BeCloud and b4value.net have joined together with a common technology base to become an unprecedented business network for the exchange of business documents. Thus, eliminating significant initial hurdles for companies for the electronic exchange of data and documents.
Since 2004 the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), headquartered in Kaiserslautern, has supported the development of a technology that allows for business documents to be exchanged between the sender and receiver independent of their respective system environment. A redundant network architecture provides the necessary process security and scalability, where each node represents an independent provider. Each provider is based on the same technological platform. A member may now send documents in individual formats to a different member via their provider- independent of the node the respective sender or receiver is connected to.
What sounds like a complex pilot project at first, has long become common practice and doesn´t require neither investments nor changes to the existing processes on the member side. Therefore, millions of documents are already been send monthly between many hundreds of thousands of companies in this manner, and it´s a growing trend.
The coalition of providers by means of a common technology base is unique and offers economic independence of each provider and significant size and security through cutting-edge technology. This differs fundamentally from all business models and options of its competitors. As a coalition, each node profits from the developments and opportunities of the others. Furthermore, the volumes generated are reflected in attractive conditions for each member – even with conventional dispatch via letter post. This network is revolutionizing the market!