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Drummond Group Wraps Up 2017 with 16 AS2 Certified Products

By January 10, 2018 No Comments

Drummond Group LLC, the trusted leader in interoperability software testing, today announces the completion of its AS2-3Q2017 automated interoperability test event. Sixteen AS2 software products representing 12 global organizations are Drummond Certified™. AS2 software products from the following companies successfully passed this year’s third quarter interoperability testing of the AS2 RFC specification: Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, DiCentral, DXC Technology, HelpSytems, IBM, JSCAPE, OpenText GXS, RSSBus, Software AG, and TIBCO.

What is AS2 (Applicability Statement 2)?
AS2 is one of the most widely recognized messaging standards for B2B e-commerce with thousands of implementations around the globe. It enables users and businesses to easily establish trading partner relationships to exchange business data (like EDI, XML, documents, PDFs, text files, etc.) securely and reliably, thereby delivering cost savings and providing flexibility and control for backend to backend data integration.

Optional Test Profiles
AS2 Optional Test Profiles build upon an existing technical standard because certain industries have additional requirements they need added to the AS2 standard and, therefore, to the AS2 Interoperability Test. The AS2 Optional Test Profiles are being added in stages to the AS2 standard or listed as “Informational Status” to the standard within IETF. Participation in these test profiles is optional. Making the Industry Test Profiles optional maintains the integrity of the existing standard while providing interested software companies, who sell into the respective vertical, the opportunity to certify their capabilities. Those software companies who do not sell into the vertical can opt out. The end result is a group of software products certified for compliance and interoperability of the AS2 standard as well as a sub-set of software products also certified for the Optional AS2 Test Profile(s).

The Drummond Certified™ program provides numerous industries with a wide selection of software tested for compliance and interoperability that offers leading product features in a variety of prices. Drummond Group’s testing automation tool, InSitu®, also was utilized during this AS2 interoperability test round, including being enhanced to facilitate SHA-2 testing. The InSitu® technology allows the tester to automate the execution and evaluation of the test cases used for interoperability testing, including sending and receiving AS2 messaging. This provides testers with more time to focus on solving any interoperability issues.

“This is our 17th year of conducting bi-annual AS2 testing,” said Aaron Gomez, AS2 Director. With each round of interoperability testing, we have seen an increase in global adoption as more products certify and come into the marketplace. The Drummond Certified™ program provides numerous industries with a variety of products all tested for compliance and interoperability. With our testing automation tool, InSitu®, and the enhanced facilitation of SHA-2 testing, we have created a real-world test setting designed to allow the tester to automate the evaluate results and efficiently execute their test cases. Drummond AS2 certified products continue to provide the highest level of interoperability providing global businesses of all sizes a wide selection of offerings.”

For a complete list of the newly certified AS2-3Q17 products and registration information for upcoming tests, please click on the following:
AS2 Current Certified Product Listing

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