Date: 19/07/2011

PD ports signs up for 'RBI' software solution

PD Ports has selected the powerful and comprehensive Progress® Responsive Business Integration (RBI) solution.

Progress Software Corporation, a leading software provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, announced in June that PD Ports has selected the service.

The Progress RBI solution, which is an important offering of the Progress Supply Chain portfolio, allows PD Ports to automate data exchange between disparate applications and improve the efficiency of port operations and service; this results in increased throughput and velocity of cargo.  Progress’ focus on supply chain enablement is an important building block in PD Port’s strategy to be a fully integrated logistics supplier.
 
Marco van den Bremer-Hornsby, IT Director at PD Ports, explained: “We anticipate immediate time and cost saving benefits from the initial integration phase of this project. In the future, we’re also looking forward to managing more business events, as shipping volumes and services increase.”
 
The Progress RBI solution is pivotal for the initial stage of a long-term project aimed at delivering unprecedented levels of real-time visibility into critical information for PD Ports and its customers. The company is working towards providing customers with access to vital information about the flow of goods. This includes connecting data from the warehouse management and new container terminal operational systems to improve visibility and the ability to dynamically respond to changing situations.

Van den Bremer-Hornsby continued: “By using the Progress Responsive Business Integration solution, PD Ports will become a more agile business by being able to adapt and change as the needs of our suppliers and customers change. With the Progress Sonic ESB product, we will be able to handle the huge increase in messages created by our tracking systems and the Progress Actional platform provides us with greater visibility. We found the Sonic ESB product will integrate seamlessly into our many disparate IT systems.

"A little further down the line, the Progress RBI solution will allow us to monitor and analyze event patterns and deliver real-time information to our customers.”

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