SoftSmiths leads industry shift to deliver a Single Platform with e-Link
Houston, TX. – January 20, 2004 – SoftSmiths
today highlighted its lead and commitment in enabling
companies that operate disparate business applications
to achieve a complete enterprise view of company information
based on its e-Link XML framework. Meeting the critical
needs for access to the same confirmed data, SoftSmiths
highlighted the company's integration options for customers
in heterogeneous environments who want a single source
of true data.
Traditionally, companies have deployed
systems in fragments, creating silos of data that makes
to have access to a single source of information, such
as Fuel Cost, Energy Forecasts, Energy Transactions,
Meter Data, Losses, LMP Pricing, and ISO billing data.
In order to bring all of this data together, SoftSmiths
offers its seamlessly integrated platforms, and yet
recognized early on the needs of its customers who
need to leverage existing IT infrastructure on their
way to a more comprehensive solution. This drove development
of SoftSmiths' e-Link XML based suite of application
integration solutions that help customers integrate
with other applications, while still achieving a single
By utilizing e-Link, customers are creating a single
global repository, consolidating data from disparate
systems, to help contain the data and business intelligence
in one place and allow their staff to see, access,
and interpret this information.
Commented Hugo Stappers, Director of Sales/Marketing
at SoftSmiths, "More visibility and real-time
access to information is imperative in the current
energy business climate. It also improves governance
and auditability, and improves transparency and enables
best practices across your organization". He added, "Silos
makes it incredibly expensive and often ineffective
to get accurate snapshots of key business indicators.
The cost/benefit of consolidated information is self-evident".
is a leading provider of proven business critical
Transaction Management Systems and services for Load
Serving Entities, Generation Production Entities,
Purchasing Selling Entities, and Transmission Providers
who operate in physical markets to sell, purchase,
trade, and deliver energy in the most efficient and
cost- effective way. SoftSmiths’ seamlessly
integrated, scalable, and adaptable solutions provide
ready-to-deploy, out-of-the-box functionality that is
highly configurable and customizable to meet companies'
unique needs. SoftSmiths' proven solutions and in-depth
knowledge of the industry's business practices allow its
customers to automate manual processes, eliminate
redundancies, and increase business visibility across
the enterprise to allow faster decision making and more
informed decisions, thereby improving profitability,
operational efficiencies and cash flow. The company has
been successfully delivering e-business solutions to
energy service companies since 1997.
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