webMethods AS4 Demonstrates a New Standard for B2B Web Services Adoption
- September 19th, 2014
- By: Scott Robinson
- In: Energy & Utilities, Finance, Healthcare, Supply Chain, General B2B
SoftwareAG has released a version of its webMethods Module for B2B document exchange that implements the new AS4 mapping standard, advancing the potential utility of web services in B2B integration.
Dave Hardman, product marketing manager for SoftwareAG, explained the importance of the advance in a recent blog:
“AS4 does what seemed previously impossible: making the adoption of web services for B2B usable,” Hardman said. He pointed out that the web services standard for B2B document payload delivery – ebXML Messaging Services, or ebMS – is so flexible as to make implementation very difficult.
AS4 constrains ebMS to essentials, he said, making it easier to leverage web services in B2B integration, providing true interoperability. “The leaner AS4 profile simplifies the usage of ebMS, making it easier to adopt web services for B2B transactions.”