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Our Senior consultant Alain Willimann successfully completed the complex transfer of an existing DataWarehouse from an old to a new core asset management system.

The project involved data migration, structural adaptations that needed deep business understanding of complex asset management products and of course data verification, new reports and analysis.

Congratulations to Alain - that was tough work well done! 

t2b and our sister company Yenlo will participate with workshop at the ch/open cloud day .

CREATE YOUR OWN API

APIs are hot. If you working in IT, you cannot do without APIs. They are the only way to communicate data to partners and they are your only option to offer customers tailor-made services in real-time. All major companies like Google, Facebook but also insurances, museums and government agencies (like the geo.admin.ch) are using APIs to provide access to their systems and data. At this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage your own API with the Open Source WSO2 API Manager.

more details here...WSO2 API workshop

Our SAP AIF (Application Integration Framework) experts completed the project for a global logistcs supplier!

The company had started in 2014 migrating local SAP systems, from multiple offices around the world, into one, global SAP ECC solution. The main goal of this massive undertaking was to have global FI/CO system, where all operations would be posted on a close-to-online basis. Such a large in scale project leads to many challenges.

One of them was standardizing and reengineering the interfaces between SAP ECC and other systems.

with t2b's help , the customer decided that

  • SAP AIF add-on to SAP ECC should become a main point of monitoring of all interfaces involved,
  • Entire business logic behind the interfaces (e.g. DB lookups, business validations, value mapping tables etc.) should be moved to SAP AIF,
  • SAP PI should only handle connectivity, simple structural conversion and routing of the messages,
  • SAP PI mapping should be simplified to significantly decrease number of errors on that stage,
  • Where possible, direct connection between connecting systems can be introduced, skipping SAP PI as a mediator,
  • More advanced mappings should be done in SAP AIF, and hence errors on that stage should be handled in SAP AIF as well.

During the project also enhanced monitoring with BPO – Business Process Observer – was introduced. This increased the visibility of the data flows and allowed the team to add automated notification to business process responsible when 

Compared to the previous solution, the new architecture:

  • -        Clearly separates business logic/rules on the ERP side with AIF and technical connectivity into the SAP PI/PO middleware
  • -        Gives each business process responsible visibility of his dataflows via a graphical Dashboard
  • -        Gives back the control over the data to business, so that the users can fix data errors from partner systems themselves
  • -        Therefore, increases the speed with which (data) problems can be fixed while decreasing the workload on the IT support team – and related cost
  • -        Takes out the pressure of problem analysis and fixing from the overall organization

-> we believe that AIF is needed by every SAP customer to make the dataflows in and out of the SAP systems managable.

Yenlo Switzerland - Luzern Luzern and Basel, Switzerland and Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands, 3 January 2017- As of 1 January 2017 Yenlo and t2b will join their forces by launching the new entity Yenlo Switzerland AG. Yenlo Switzerland will be providing services based on the open source integration platform WSO2 in Switzerland.


Yenlo’s CEO Ruben van der Zwan: “We are already providing our services to Swiss customers from our offices in the Netherlands and Germany for several years. We’re rapidly growing and we are very happy to have found a local partner that can bring Architecture, Integration and Management skills into our joint venture”. 

t2b’s CEO Patrick Toenz: “t2b is quite new into open source products. With the new “Digital Transformation” trend (API, ESB, Analytics, Identity & Access Management and IoT) in mind, our technical architects have analyzed the WSO2 platform and were very enthusiastic. They found it better than commercial products in most, if not all, respects. It is lean, fast, extendible; world-class support and very cost effective. Basically, a “no-brainer” for any company with integration requirements. I am happy that we can partner up with Yenlo, who is WSO2 Premier Partner and has a lot of implementation experience with this innovative platform”.

Patrick Toenz will manage Yenlo Switzerland locally, whereas the Yenlo founders will preside the board. The joint venture has access to the 85+ integration experts of Yenlo, and a direct link to the developers of WSO2. Yenlo Switzerland now starts hiring local integration developers (Java), who want to become WSO2 experts.  

About Yenlo
Yenlo, founded in 2007, is the integration specialist with a strong focus on open-source and Java-based middleware solutions. Yenlo is Premier Partner of WSO2 and delivers, worldwide, implementation services, software development services, training and certification programs and operational support services. Yenlo evolved from a company based in The Netherlands to a global company with offices in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States.

About t2b
t2b was founded in 2000 by Patrick Toenz and is providing Architecture, Integration and Data Management consultancy and implementation services in Switzerland. A lot of the multinational companies in Switzerland, specifically in Pharma & Insurance industry, as well as Government and Public Service companies are using t2b’s services since many years. t2b is vendor independent, has offices in Basel and Berne and 25 consultants in Switzerland. They have a large network of specialized partners in Switzerland and Portugal.

This year's EA Forum is covering the are of Business Process Management, and Monitoring.

Join us 9:00-17:00 at:

Sheraton Hotel 
Pfingstweidstrasse 100

8005 Zürich

(close to Hardbrücke)

Patrick Toenz will present "operational / process intelligence and monitoring - making cross-systems business processes visible and managable!"

cick here to register for this free event!

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Das haben sich die Teilnehmer der Informationstage gefragt und bekamen auch einen Einblick in die Praxis.

Siehe auch den Artikel hier: pdfPAT_UniZH.pdf

 
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Here's your chance to virtually participate in the premier event on rapid, agile data strategies right from your desk.

Listen to business leaders and technical experts who will discuss accelerating analytics, cloud, and big data projects. Watch demos, customer case studies, and implementation best practices.

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In this FREE virtual conference boasting 22 sessions spread across 2 tracks, you will:

  • Hear about building modern data architectures, big data virtualization in the cloud, self-service BI, logical data warehouse, centralizing security, semantic data layer, real-time MDM, and much more.
  • Gain in-depth technical knowledge on governed data lakes, performance, IoT / streaming data, exploiting Spark, metadata search and exploration, data stewardship and governance.
  • Interact during the session – ask questions from experts and get them answered!

Best of all, you will experience the entire event through a highly interactive virtual platform - attend sessions, visit with exhibitors, download collateral, and interact with experts.

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 October 20, 2016
8:30am to 5:00pm CEST

Sessions

22 Sessions 30 Presenters, 1 Day

Need to give your users a tool to monitor their cross-application business processes?

That's what we did for one of our big multinational customers:

- Dashboard to visualize the end-2-end process, including the number of instances (orders) currently in process in each step

- highlight the instances risking to be late (orange); send alert mail half a day before getting late (red)

- drill down into the connected systems error logs to find out what is producing the problem

- add notes, link Remedy tickets created to that instance, so that colleagues can see that action is taken

- return status to "green" when all is resolved.

 

Results:

- less stress: the process managers that the can finally see their process & the status

- less work: status of a specific order and all linked information (from different systems) can be seen at a glance

- less problems: potentially late instances are detected BEFORE they are actually getting late

- higher customer satisfaction: as there a less/no problems

 

and as always with Axway Decision Insights: implementation was fast and cost effective!

-> ask Patrick Toenz for more details 

 
 
 
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Axway & T2B Decision Insight Tech Lab
 
     
 
Experience the Value of Operational Intelligence Solutions As You Build Your Own Dashboards
 
 
 

This half-day workshop is an exciting hands-on exercise: business users and technical users will build their own Operational Intelligence solution based on Axway Decision Insight.

Join us and see for yourself how easy it can be to visualize your process information and status without coding. Through practical exercises delivered by our product experts, you will be able to design and "play" with your own process data on the training laptops.

Join us on Tuesday, September 13 in Zurich or Wednesday, September 14 in Basel.

Axway Decision Insight delivers:

  • Actionable information: Personalized technical and business information is delivered at the correct time and with the context required to take action.
  • Situational awareness: By analyzing and correlating data within a defined operational context, Decision Insight enables specific stakeholders to recognize a situation that requires attention.
  • Predictive insight: Based on past performance, Decision Insight assesses the risk of missing time-based objectives such as SLA and deadlines. Operational managers can use the assessments to accurately set new performance objectives and resource allocations.

Attention - NEW Dates were required as many collagues in Zürich take the Monday off (Knabenschiessen):

Agenda:

13:30 h: Welcome & Introduction
13:45 h: Demonstration and Q&A
14:15 - 17:30 h: Axway Decision Insight Tech Lab: Navigate around the product, create / modify the dashboards, KPIs, observation model, data collection.


You can chose from two scenarios:
Payment activity monitoring (Banking) or Order fulfilment monitoring (Supply Chain).

 
 
 
 
 

We delievered the Boomi Developers and Operators Guidelines to yet another multi-national customer.

You are using Dell Boomi? Make use of our experience from Small Business to Global Corporate Customers...

this very big,interesting project is about defining & implementing the correct combination all data management middleware tools in the Pharma Development Process accross all departments:

- ESB: Enterprise Service Bus

- DV: Data Virtualization Plattform

- APIs: API Management and Gateway

- MDM: Master Data Management

- ELT: Extract Load and Transform Tool

- BPM: Business Process Management

- OI: Operational Intelligence

in parallel the work on the Canonical Data Model is continued to foster common understanding and easy implementation of those data i& application integration technologies. Several t2b architects are already engaged in the very, very interesting venture!

You dont need to be a multi-national to make use of modern cloud services! Indeed buying platform services makes life easier from small and medium businesses, as they no longer need to have internal experts for IT infrastructure. 

Instead the SMB's experts can focus on adding value for their customers - e.g. by making information directly accessible to them.

This will increase speed and flexibility on the customers' side and reduce load/cost on the customer's - in this case pensionfund management - team.

The solution will be a stunningly well looking Dashboard:

-> need to improve your information management processes?

-> Ask the experts where (new) technology migh help! 

a project on time and budget and in full scope?

Yes - that is what our logistics customer achieved with our support. With SAP AIF (Application Integration Framework) their users have now full control over the interface to an from their SAP system.

Missing masterdata? Partners or partner systems delivering incomplete records? Need to fix & reprocess messages? Or just to monitor that actually everything is running fine?
This is what you get with SAP AIF.

SAP AIF Overview

The solution is now being rolled-out to other countries to finally cover all interfaces to the new SAP system worldwide.

Our 15 years integration experience tell us that basically every SAP customer would like to have that! Let us know and we will help! :-) 

Dear members and friends of the (ISC)² Chapter Switzerland,

It is our pleasure to invite you to our next meeting on Thursday, 21st January 2016, 6:00pm, hosted by t2b AG in Basel (Centralbahnplatz 9/10, 4051 Basel)

Agenda:
1. Welcome & News from (ISC)² and the Swiss Chapter
2. Presentation of the meeting delivered by Attorney at Law & Privacy Professional Daniela Fábián Masoch
3. Conclusion, Networking

Presentation:

–       Data Privacy - a roundup and outlook

Data Privacy has become a critical factor to business success. New technologies like enabling the collection, storing and mapping of large amounts of data, easy tracking and global sharing of information, have opened up new opportunities for businesses. At the same time, countries around the world, including the EU and Switzerland, continue to adopt new or stronger regulations to address the rapid developments of new technologies and the growing concerns and expectations of consumers, employees and other stakeholders regarding access, collection, use, disclosure and security of their personal data. This presentation addresses the practical challenges that companies are facing in relation to data privacy compliance and an outlook on new developments.

Daniela Fábián Masoch is an Attorney at Law and Certified Privacy Professional CIPP/E. She is the Founder and Managing Director of FABIAN PRIVACY LEGAL GmbH, a boutique law firm located in Basel specializing in data privacy governance, legal compliance, risk management and program implementation. Prior to found her own firm in 2015, Daniela worked for 18+ years for Novartis as Corporate Legal Counsel and Global Head Data Privacy for the Novartis Group.

The networking event that will follow the presentation is hosted and sponsored by t2b AG (www.t2b.ch) - transform technology to business. IT can support the company in its strive to constantly improve and gain an edge on competitors. But IT has reached a degree of complexity that only experienced IT experts, solid IT architecture, and engineering knowledge can leverage your investments in IT. t2b offers platform and solution architecture for cloud, mobile and other complex solutions.

Kindly RSVP by replying to this mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or through this link: https://www.xing.com/events/isc-2-chapter-switzerland-meeting-january-21-basel-1633138

Directions to the t2b office are available here: http://www.t2b.ch/en/contact

We are looking forward to seeing you all on the 21st

Best wishes for the New Year!

With kind regards
The Board of the (ISC)² Chapter Switzerland

Rüdiger Rissmann, Sandro Cadosch, Kelly Richdale, Camillo Lucini, John Alexakis

​Roland, Bruce and Patrick had to play the final rounds in a very noisy and smelling environment with everyone at the buffet  :-)

Bruce did best and win! Congratulations!

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Main price this year was an artist print (Serigraphie) of our house-artist Klaus Brandner.

as every autumn, the t2b team and their families spent a weekend togehter.

This time it was in Germany - in Oberwolfach

You will be surprised the number of interesting things there are to visit in this area!

We stopped on our way from Basel at Vogelpark Steinen and then crossed the Feldberg, where we saw the first snow of the season.
On the next day we visited Glasmanufactory Dorotheen Hütte, the Mineral & Maths Museum and went down into on of the old Silver Mines.

An interesting weekend for kids and parents :-)

currently a team of t2b integration architects and SAP AIF experts from our partner company are impleementing SAP AIF (application integration framework) at a big logistics company.

If you are a SAP customer and have some interfaces from/to SAP, you will want this

Finally your process team will be able to manage and monitor their interfaces - without the need to pass through technical IT support people. We know that many issues with interfaces can only be solved on business side - such as deciding on/adding allowed data values, verifying potential duplicate orders etc.

SAP AIF gives you back the control over your integration accross systems and with partners.

On the technical side, SAP AIF recommds to move "business logic" in your integration flows from the middleware (e.g. SAP PI/PO or TIBCO) back into the Application. The advantage is that here, users can interact with the data to be exchanged, fix issues and resend the data to partners if needed. All without technical support staff and with easy to understand screens and processes!

Zusammen mit unseren Partner von BOC laden Sie herzlich ein, am Donnerstag, 5. November 2015 am Enterprise Architecture Management Forum teilzunehmen. Das EA Forum ist eine Plattform zum Austausch von Know How und Best Practises anhand konkreter Anwendungsszenarien und Praxisbeispielen aus dem Enterprise Architecture Management.

Lassen Sie sich von spannenden Vorträgen, interaktiven Workshops und interessanten Gesprächen mit Experten begeistern. Die Teilnahme am Forum ist kostenlos.

Hier finden Sie die Agenda zur Veranstaltung. Alle weiterführenden Informationen die im Mittelpunkt des EA Forums 2015 stehen, finden Sie auf der offiziellen Seite: www.eaforum.ch

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yes - it is all about BIG DATA and CLOUD these days. We are doing big data specifically in the area of pharma research since many years with our customers. Using highly sizable cloud infrastructure for data provided by external parties makes a lot of sense and will help us to reduce data loading times from days to hours.

An architecture in this new area needs to be able to replace any component very fast - the market is new, very dynamic and new vendors come up with new interesting approaches. So this is a kind of agile DWH/BI environment for big data. By transporting some of our custom built frontends into the cloud we might be able to shield the users from some of these dynamics.

Information and system integration is a big effort in any company. A big challenge is specifically the area of integration flow oversight or end-2-end monitoring .

t2b'2 integration experts support one of the largest logistics companies in defining and implementing a proper integration architecture, framework and monitoring components. The goal is also to make the migration to their "one SAP" landscape smooth.

We also support a canton's tax department in their TIBCO base tax workflow - with similar needs: create a proper concept to monitor all components involved and to notify IT support before any user detects a problem.

Integration monitoring is possible - and needed on many levels: technical component, system-2-system flows, but also on the business level. The t2b monitoring architecture allows our customers to express their needs / priorities easily - and shows different implementation options available on all levels.

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