Hitachi America Deploys Integration Platform

Leverage RosettaNet standards to streamline data exchange with customers, partners

Fairfax, VA  August 7, 2002  Hitachi America has deployed an integration platform from webMethods with the goal of transacting business with its high-tech manufacturing customers by leveraging the RosettaNet standards to streamline the information technology supply chain.

The Hitachi subsidiary implemented the integration platform in 20 days, establishing an automated transaction process for connecting information from customer purchase orders to its SAP back-office applications. The new system streamlines the business processes with partners and customers by enabling real-time delivery of business documents regardless of technology infrastructure and without first defining transaction sets.

webMethods said its integration platform provides an out-of-the-box solution for implementing RosettaNet partner interface processes (PIPs) as part of the integration solution for companies seeking to resolve complex supply chain issues with trading partners.

Currently, Hitachi America uses RosettaNet to facilitate the exchange of information with its trading partners to provide superior supplier responsiveness.

"webMethods' integration solutions have allowed Hitachi America to align our operations more closely with those of our customers," said Greg Hattori, director of electronic business solutions in the Information Technology Group at Hitachi America. "In a matter of 20 days, Hitachi America was able to deploy the webMethods integration platform, improving the efficiency and connectivity of our IT systems."

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