Jan 10, 2018 ~ Drummond Group Wraps Up 2017 With 16 AS2 Certified Products

January 11, 2018 Peter Edlund

Secure Messaging Products that are Drummond Certified

AUSTIN, TX—January 10, 2018—Drummond Group LLC, the trusted leader in interoperability software testing, today announces the completion of its AS2-3Q2017 automated interoperability test event. Sixteen AS2 software products representing 12 global organizations are Drummond Certified™. AS2 software products from the following companies successfully passed this year’s third quarter interoperability testing of the AS2 RFC specification: Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, DiCentral, DXC Technology, HelpSytems, IBM, JSCAPE, OpenText GXS, RSSBus, Software AG, and TIBCO.

What is AS2 (Applicability Statement 2)?

AS2 is one of the most widely recognized messaging standards for B2B e-commerce with thousands of implementations around the globe. It enables users and businesses to easily establish trading partner relationships to exchange business data (like EDI, XML, documents, PDFs, text files, etc.) securely and reliably, thereby delivering cost savings and providing flexibility and control for backend to backend data integration.

Optional Test Profiles

AS2 Optional Test Profiles build upon an existing technical standard because certain industries have additional requirements they need added to the AS2 standard and, therefore, to the AS2 Interoperability Test. The AS2 Optional Test Profiles are being added in stages to the AS2 standard or listed as “Informational Status” to the standard within IETF. Participation in these test profiles is optional. Making the Industry Test Profiles optional maintains the integrity of the existing standard while providing interested software companies, who sell into the respective vertical, the opportunity to certify their capabilities. Those software companies who do not sell into the vertical can opt out. The end result is a group of software products certified for compliance and interoperability of the AS2 standard as well as a sub-set of software products also certified for the Optional AS2 Test Profile(s).

The Drummond Certified™ program provides numerous industries with a wide selection of software tested for compliance and interoperability that offers leading product features in a variety of prices. Drummond Group’s testing automation tool, InSitu®, also was utilized during this AS2 interoperability test round, including being enhanced to facilitate SHA-2 testing. The InSitu® technology allows the tester to automate the execution and evaluation of the test cases used for interoperability testing, including sending and receiving AS2 messaging. This provides testers with more time to focus on solving any interoperability issues.

“This is our 17th year of conducting bi-annual AS2 testing,” said Aaron Gomez, AS2 Director. With each round of interoperability testing, we have seen an increase in global adoption as more products certify and come into the marketplace. The Drummond Certified™ program provides numerous industries with a variety of products all tested for compliance and interoperability. With our testing automation tool, InSitu®, and the enhanced facilitation of SHA-2 testing, we have created a real-world test setting designed to allow the tester to automate the evaluate results and efficiently execute their test cases. Drummond AS2 certified products continue to provide the highest level of interoperability providing global businesses of all sizes a wide selection of offerings.”

For a complete list of the newly certified AS2-3Q17 products and registration information for upcoming tests, please click on the following:
AS2 Current Certified Product Listing

 


 

About Drummond Group LLC

Founded in 1999, Drummond Group LLC is a leader in innovative, global software testing, certification and acts as a catalyst to advance and tie together technologies, standards, security and interoperability in vertical industries – automotive, health care, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. As a trusted, experienced and accredited interoperability test lab, the firm offers global test services through the product life cycle, including auditing, quality assurance, conformance and test consulting. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email Info2@drummondgroup.com.   

 

About DiCentral

Founded in 2000, DiCentral is a leading global provider of B2Bi Managed Services headquartered in Houston, Texas with 10 offices worldwide supporting customers in over 27 countries. DiCentral’s services and solutions are singularly focused on B2B integration and used by many of the Fortune 1000, processing over $200 billion in transactions for over 30,000 organizations worldwide. The company’s vertical expertise transcends Automotive, Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Energy and Financial Services. DiCentral provides turn-key Cloud based B2Bi Managed Services, which allows organizations to connect and exchange critical business documents with their trading community. The core components of the Managed Services offering include: ERP Integration, Secure B2B Communications, Data Transformation, Business Rule Analytics, Inventory Management and Trading Partner Community Management. The company develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications. For more information, please visit http://www.dicentral.com 

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