GDF Suez deploys webMethods BPMS to create optimized transaction handling

Software AG and its partner Logica, a leading IT and business services company, announced successful deployment of webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) for global energy provider GDF SUEZ. Using webMethods, Logica created a composite application that provides greater visibility into end-to-end energy transaction processes. The application helps GDF SUEZ’s staff save time in managing its global business. “As one of the world’s largest utilities, GDF SUEZ needs fast and reliable access to information in order to maintain its competitive advantage in a fast-moving energy marketplace. Together with Logica, GDF SUEZ has created a solution that leverages existing investments to provide that capability at the greatest cost advantage,” said Dr. Peter Kuerpick, Chief Product Officer and member of the Executive Board, Software AG. “Furthermore, Logica has built a SOA-based solution that can be leveraged to support additional integration and composite application development and that will deliver continued economic value for GDF SUEZ going forward.”

European gas markets have gone through significant regulatory restructuring processes in the last 10 years. This change presented an opportunity for GDF SUEZ, but it also required the right tools to solve information access challenges. Because the opening of the European gas market led to an expansion of suppliers and increased transactions, GDF SUEZ’s accounting services needed more detailed information regarding upstream transactions. The utility also required a solution that could model business processes and data through a combined Business Process Management (BPM) and Composite Application Framework (CAF) approach. The solution chosen also needed to deliver a rich user experience, increased reliability, and an optimized transaction amendment process.

To address these challenges and gain advantage in a new global energy marketplace, GDE SUEZ chose Software AG’s webMethods BPM Suite as the basis for a composite application solution, dubbed Actarus. The new application delivers actionable information to end-users based on business and IT services distributed throughout its global network within a Rich Internet Application (RIA) environment. The solution takes advantage of GDF SUEZ’s existing technology investments and integrates several key technologies, including a portal, EAI server, process engine, and task engine, all within an SOA framework.

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