CASE STUDY

Xebec Data

Xebec Data Cuts AS2 Costs 45 Percent by Switching from VAN to RSSBus Connect





Businesses of all sizes rely on securely sending and receiving EDI transactions between trading partners through AS2—the leading standard for secure EDI communications.

However, the choice between a VAN and an in-house solution can be difficult. VANs typically offer a lower up-front investment, but the associated fees can quickly become burdensome. In-house solutions are often challenging to implement and maintain, but they avoid the per-transaction VAN fees.

The Challenge: Mounting VAN Fees

Xebec Data faced this same dilemma and initially chose a VAN for their communication with major retail businesses. But with VAN fees mounting, Xebec Data sought an AS2 solution that was cost-effective, hands-off, and Drummond Certified. The Drummond certification is a rigorous, vendor-neutral test that ensures that the AS2 solution is interoperable with all other certified solutions.

The Solution: A User-Friendly AS2 Connection Tool

At first, Xebec Data's search for an AS2 solution was fruitless, as they encountered expensive command-based products with no GUI and needlessly inflated prices. In the end, Xebec Data found the RSSBus AS2 Connector which provides a low-cost, robust system that is easy to administer.

"The most successful software is the one that doesn't require my attention, which is why we like AS2 connector. It is easy-to-use, easy to install and doesn't break the bank," said Brad Dayhuff, Xebec Data Vice President / Co-Owner.

The Results: 100k Documents/Day and Counting

With the RSSBus AS2 Connector Xebec Data is sending 100,000 documents every month to over 70 different trading partners. Since their implementation of the RSSBus AS2 Connector, Xebec has gone on an AS2 initiative to convert as many of their retail partners from the VAN system to a direct connection.

"The AS2 Connector has provided us with a cost efficient, easy to administer, scalable solution. It is easy-to-use, easy to install and doesn't break the bank. We would absolutely recommend this product to companies big and small for your AS2 connection needs." – Brad Dayhuff, Vice President / Co-Owner, Xebec Data

"It took more time to evaluate different products than it took to implement the software on our system. The first trading partner was live within a couple hours," Dayhuff said.

By going with the RSSBus AS2 Connector, Xebec was able to avoid the high fees of a VAN and the expensive setup costs of an in-house AS2 solution, resulting in a 45 percent reduction in cost. Now AS2 connections are their preferred transmission to all new partners.

"The AS2 Connector has provided us with a cost efficient, easy to administer, scalable solution. The few issues we have had received prompt replies from the support team," Dayhuff said. "We would absolutely recommend this product to companies big and small for your AS2 connection needs."







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