OFTP is a communication standard for process integration and data exchange between suppliers and automobile manufacturers. It was created by Odette, a collaboration of several European automobile associations, including the German VDA (German vehicle manufacturers’ association) with headquarters in London. OFTP1 is based on ISDN, which will be discontinued in 2018. Therefore, a successor based on TCP/IP has been developed: OFTP2, which has been supported by the FIS/xee process integration solution for several years already. To provide the customer with even more security, FIS GmbH has now been OFTP2 certified by Odette. This means that all prerequisites are also officially met to enable a smooth data exchange (EDI) in the automotive sector.
OFTP2 exchanges data via the internet, encoded via SSL/TLS. Consequently, communication is tap-proof and protected against manipulation. In addition, message authentication and integrity is ensured via signature. With FIS/xee being OFTP2 certified, FIS is also officially qualified as an expert for the latest data transmission standards and can optimally support its customers during the changeover from OFTP1 to OFTP2.
As a consequence, automotive/automobile industry users are provided with an integration platform complying with the latest standards and enabling a secure and smooth data transmission. The solution fully integrated in SAP serves the integration of diverse application systems as well as business partners into the individual corporate processes. FIS/xee for SAP Business Process Integration is also SAP HANA certified and meets the high standards in the SAP environment. The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) attested the integration of the FIS solution in SAP ERP under SAP HANA and the use of standardized integration technologies.