Providing superior visibility of serialized products as they travel through the supply chain, Axway today launched Axway Track & Trace 3.0. Axway Track & Trace is now GS1 EPCglobal-certified for using the AS2 communications protocol, guaranteeing interoperability and enhanced security for the delivery of GS1 Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) messages. Axway is the first vendor having EPCIS certified to the AS2 binding, which guarantees the delivery of the EPCIS query/response messages between partners. This further enhances an organization’s ability to exchange critical product information in real-time, as an integrated part of their business operations.
"By choosing software with a GS1 EPCglobal Software Compliance Certification Mark, the end-user can be confident the software will perform according to defined GS1 EPCglobal standards," said Chris Adcock, president of EPCglobal Inc. "With this information readily available, they will have more time to focus their resources in completing pilots and capturing information." With Axway Track & Trace, trade communities can reduce the opportunity for counterfeiting, diversion and fraud through serialization and authentication, while at the same time complying with various industry regulations. Axway Track & Trace manages serialized events and product lifecycles in an open, GS1 standards-based solution. The solution’s components integrate with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to provide visibility into product lifecycle tracking. It helps organizations achieve global regulatory compliance, assure the integrity of product data and improve the efficiency of the supply chain.
Axway Track & Trace’s three main functions: Securely captures, retrieves, transfers and manages serialized event data about products, documents, returnable assets, trading relationships, etc.
Centrally manages serial number generation and allocation Easily integrates with third-party systems Major enhancements incorporated into the newest version of Axway Track & Trace include: EPCglobal Certification Axway Track & Trace conforms to the EPCIS 1.0 certification standards, ensuring interoperability with all EPCIS-certified organizations. As part of this certification, users can support all query/response messages from any other EPCIS- certified organization. Track & Trace includes preloaded business vocabulary that drastically reduces implementation time.
HTTP(s) and AS2 Binding Adding HTTP(s) and AS2 binding via EPCIS Query Callback Interface provides enhanced security for organizations concerned with data leakage as product information flows between trading partners. This functionality also ensures guaranteed delivery of messages within the trading community.
New User Interface Axway Track & Trace provides a unified design and single sign-on into EPCIS event, master data management and serial number manager modules, smoothing the end-user experience.
"Our industry-recognized strength in managed file transfer (MFT) was a real asset to us as we built new functionality into our Axway Track & Trace solution," said Kim Loughead, director, product and solutions marketing, Axway. "Knowing that security is a top priority for all organizations, Axway Track & Trace helps create secure trading communities that protect sensitive and mission-critical data, to reduce risk and comply with industry regulations. This functionality will become increasingly important as more organizations look to take advantage of product serialization." Axway Track & Trace is part of a suite of products focusing on product serialization, risk management and supply chain visibility, and can be integrated with existing ERP systems.