FIS customers are now equipped with the ability to process transactions with the new OFTP2 standard – for the future communication with business partners.

OFTP is a communication standard for process integration and data exchange between suppliers and automobile manufacturers. It was created by Odette, a collaboration of several European automobile associations including the German VDA (German vehicle manufacturers’ association) with headquarters in London. OFTP1 is based on ISDN, which will be discontinued in 2018. A successor based on TCP/IP has been developed: OFTP2, which has been supported by the FIS/xee (xml and edi engine) process integration solution for several years already. To provide the customer with even more security, FIS has now been OFTP2 certified by Odette.

OFTP2 exchanges data via the internet, encoded via SSL/TLS. In addition, message authentication and integrity is ensured via a signature. With FIS/xee being OFTP2 certified, FIS is also officially qualified as an expert for the latest data transmission standards and can support its customers during the changeover from OFTP1 to OFTP2.

Automotive/automobile industry users are provided with an integration platform complying with the latest standards and enabling a secure and smooth data transmission. The solution, fully integrated in SAP, provides integration of diverse application systems as well as business partners into the corporate processes. FIS/xee is also SAP HANA certified and meets the high standards in the SAP environment.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) approved the integration of the FIS solution in SAP ERP under SAP HANA with the use of standardized integration technologies.