Since its launch in January 2010, the UltraESB has the only free and open source ESB that natively supported the widely used B2B trading protocol AS2 (Applicability Statement 2). AS2 is used extensively in the US, Europe and Asia for B2B integration especially in the Retail and Manufacturing industries, and the UltraESB has been used by many organizations to integrate EDI/AS2 systems with S/FTP, Web Services and XML style systems.
The UltraESB is now used to integrate with some of the largest retailers in Europe, and the US by multiple organizations and it was natural for us to see the potential in offering a Cloud hosted EDI/AS2 solution as a Service (SaaS).
The AS2Gateway is powered by our flagship product UltraESB, and offers free EDI/AS2 connectivity for SME's and certainly disrupts the traditional market place in both the features offered and the cost savings. For example, the free tier allows SMEs to trade electronically with upto 5 trading partners and offers 60 messages per month.
We've also just launched AS2Integration.ORG which is a resource site on AS2/EDI integration, as well as the documentation and user guide for the use of the AS2Gateway.
Utilizing the UltraESB underneath means that the flexibility is virtually limitless, and we will soon expand this service to include Electronic Invoicing, EDI document creation and processing as well!
The AS2Gateway begins its 'beta' testing phase today, and you can utilize all of its features for free until we move into production in a few more months! No credit cards are necessary for sign up - so get your AS2/EDI trading account from the Free AS2Gateway!
Read our Press Release about the launch for more details!