Stena Metall Cleans up its Enterprise Business Processes

Recycling and environmental services firm to use solution from webMethods to more efficiently connect with trading partners, optimize business processes

Stockholm, Sweden — July 15, 2005 — Stena Metall Group, a leader in recycling and environmental services for the Nordic region, this week said it has selected webMethods Fabric solution as its integration infrastructure. The adoption follows a five-month review process in which four vendors' integration solutions were rigorously tested and evaluated in head-to-head competition.

According to Patrik Mattsson, Stena Metall's integration infrastructure team leader and IT architect, "webMethods' platform stood out at an early stage as a stable and robust product with a great ability to expand as our company grows.

The criteria used to evaluate webMethods Fabric included stable integration of Stena Metall's internal business and operations systems, as well as the security and strength of electronic data interchange (EDI) connections to external customers, with additional judging of the scalability and reliability of the overall suite.

webMethods Fabric is being employed by Stena Metall to simplify and extend integration of numerous globally-deployed, heterogeneous systems spanning the company's nine business units, as well as to support information exchange with hundreds of global trading partners operating across a number of industries, including metals, paper, electronics, petroleum, hazardous waste and chemicals.

By selecting webMethods Fabric, Stena Metall said it is now able to address all of the company's diverse business processes, including customer records management and real-time integration with external, third-party customer portals.

webMethods Fabric also encompasses webMethods' expertise in the materials processing sector, which helps Stena Metall comply with overlapping regional, national and global certification requirements that can make data management and sharing increasingly complex.