The Smarter Global VAN

Now with services supported by China Telecom in the UK, Germany and China, Commerce-Connections has started a new era for VANs

After its 14 year presence in the UK, Commerce-Connections will bring its highly acclaimed Value Added Network (VAN) service to China and Germany thanks to cooperation with China Telecom. The VAN service will allow fast and secure commercial document transfer between domestic and global trading partners and is specifically tailored to suit China, Germany and the UK’s eCommerce requirements for Business-to-Business (B2B)/Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Principles of the Commerce-Connections Gateway

By using China Telecom’s services, Commerce-Connections can send commercial documents in and out of China and Germany, securely and confidently. Commerce-Connections is now able to avoid such issues as connection drops and data loss that are usually met when dealing with alternative VAN providers handling communication worldwide.

Germany, a leader in manufacturing, now provides a VAN service in Frankfurt. This allows EDI to be translated for correspondence with Europe and the rest of the world. Similarly, the VAN service in China means that you can transfer data both locally and globally whilst complying with B2B global standards. Irrespective of the protocols being used in the local area, such as AS2 or FTPS, Commerce-Connections offers a truly secure local delivery translation service.

The main benefit of the Commerce-Connections gateway is that data is gathered at a local hub before being sent out or received internationally. In other words, there is a collection point and centralised delivery from Commerce-Connections UK, and a centralised delivery from both China and Germany, which is key to assist with security and peace of mind.

Examples of Industry Sectors

  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Composites Engineering

  • Printable Electronics

  • Retail

Client Benefits

  • Fast commercial document transfer without loss of data

  • Documents delivered within seconds

  • Cost-effective solution

  • Ability to add any EDI-ready clients to the VAN

  • Minimal downtime during migration

Migration Process

Commerce-Connections aims to make VAN migration a simple process while ensuring minimal, if any, business disruption.

Below are the basic steps taken during a VAN migration:

  • A plan will be agreed upon listing all upcoming steps and costs

  • The VAN migration will initialise at a time that suits the client

  • Commerce-Connections will provide updates during each stage of the migration

  • Post-migration, Commerce-Connections runs various tests to ensure client connections are running as required

  • As standard with all its services, Commerce-Connections provides 24/7 international support

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