Supply-side upstream e-business consortium, OFS Portal, is to deploy a content management and customer support solution from Heiler Software Corp. of Stuttgart, Germany. Heiler’s Premium Content Management (PCM) solution electronically receives, validates and publishes supplier’s product information and delivers it to buyers. Heiler implemented, and now officially supports, the API’s Petroleum Industry Data Exchange (PIDX) catalog schema.
OFS Portal VP Randy Dutton said, ‘We needed a system that was both supplier and buyer centric. PCM is a scalable solution for our community and Heiler, a flexible partner that will help us meet the complex needs of the oil and gas industry.’
Heiler’s catalog and content management solutions integrate with corporate e-procurement systems such as SAP’s Enterprise Buyer Professional, mySAP Supplier Relationship Management and procurement solutions from CommerceOne and Ariba. PCM will automate OFS Portal’s catalog management and will distribute catalogs from supplier’s back ends through OFS Portal to buyers.
OFS Portal will benefit from Heiler’s hosting and managed services, providing members with a dedicated environment and support. Deployment of PCM Premium Content Manager for OFS Portal was completed in two months.
Heiler COO Greg Wong added, ‘We are pleased to be working with OFS Portal to drive industry standards. Clients are looking for turn-key solutions where vendors take responsibility, not only for delivering software, but for making sure it works in their environment.’
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