TNPI joins electroBusiness exchange

Canadian pipeline operator joins Petro-Canada’s electroBusiness-operated e-business hub.

Calgary-based electroBusiness reports that its flagship client Trans-Northern Pipeline (TNPI) is now in production with its ‘eBgateway’ e-commerce tool. TNPI uses electroBusiness’ downstream financial document exchange to transact with clients such as Petro-Canada. The secure eBgateway solution to exchange all bill of lading data with industry affiliates.


Mike Allen, enterprise systems team leader with Petro-Canada said, ‘Working with electroBusiness will not only reduce telecom costs, but also reduce annual maintenance and upkeep resulting in a simpler and more robust solution, that is easily expandable for all industry participants.’


electroBusiness Operations VP Derek Demers added, ‘The current scope of the project is on target as we continue to work closely with Petro-Canada to expand its user community to all of its downstream industry partners. Currently 40% of the initial participants are now live. We are pleased at the confidence Petro-Canada is showing with our eBgateway solution to help achieve the cost benefits they are looking for.’


electroBusiness has also won a contract for the management of oilfield supplier Spartan Controls’ purchase orders and other financial documentation. Spartan is to replace its EDI systems with eBgateway and the e-Business Utility to automate the document exchange process with Imperial Oil Canada and other customers. The companies forecast payback in only 11 months, with savings on EDI systems, value added network (VAN) charges and maintenance fees.

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