TeliaSonera & Nordea participate in Rosettatanet-SWIFT feasibility test; Sonic ESB powers TeliaSonera Ecenter payment services

Sonic Software, the leader in standards-based integration, has announced that the Sonic Business Integration Suite™, built on the world’s first enterprise service bus (ESB), is powering an automated corporate payment processing service as part of a joint RosettaNet-SWIFT corporate-to-bank (C2B) XML international payment services pilot project. The project provides an important milestone for multi- industry standards working in harmony with each other, and a significant step in streamlining billing and corporate payment processing.

The pilot will show end-to-end automated payment processing between TeliaSonera, one of Europe's largest telecommunications operators, and one of its partners. Nordea, the leading financial services group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region, is serving as the corporate banking partner. TeliaSonera and its partner will electronically exchange billing and payment remittance advice (RosettaNet interchange) using TeliaSonera's eCenter messaging services, powered by Sonic ESBâ„¢ and Sonic Orchestration Serverâ„¢. TeliaSonera has been using Sonic ESB since early 2002, which along with the Orchestration Server have been configured to issue SWIFT C2B XML messages to Nordea for payment initiation, ensuring timely and secure message delivery.

"The Sonic Suite provides TeliaSonera with a flexible set of tools and technology to participate in the payments project as both a corporate buyer and service provider, and the unique ability to extend our infrastructure to support a new level of multi-enterprise business process automation," said Pekka Nurmiranta, Vice President for TeliaSonera Finland Oyj Service Solutions. "Sonic ESB enables internal and inter-company integration of our invoicing and payment processes, while the Orchestration Server manages the complex interactions into a single process."

"This RosettaNet-SWIFT payment services project shows the power of industry standards harmonisation in action," said Gordon Van Huizen, CTO for Sonic Software. "TeliaSonera has not only advanced corporate payment processing, they’re proving that the ESB approach to internal and B2B integration can bring about significant business agility."

By using the Sonic Business Integration Suite corporations can leverage a standards-based integration platform to more easily participate in extended, multi-organisation business processes including inter-corporate payment processing. In addition to providing support for RosettaNet and SWIFT, the Sonic Suite offers a standards-based distributed infrastructure that reliably and cost-effectively connects applications and orchestrates business processes across the extended enterprise. Sonic facilitates rapid development of XML-
based integrations, manages as many as thousands of services from a single point, enables connectivity to over 200 types of systems without requiring custom coding, and coordinates sophisticated process flow and long running partner conversations.

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