Sharing data between business applications is traditionally a complex process. The automation is labor intensive and requires IT departments to spend valuable time developing scripts and managing each instance. With today's announcement secure file transfer vendor Accellion is changing the way companies share information between people and machines by removing the IT complexities that have prohibited wide scale data automation. The Accellion Managed File Transfer System significantly streamlines business processes, delivering more timely and relevant information to those that need it in near real-time through an automation agent that is easy to deploy and requires virtually no maintenance.
"Accellion Automation is unlike traditional file transfer automation. Rather than using complicated integration tools and application message busses, Accellion uses email as its message bus. Since email is ubiquitous, our approach enables file transfer automation to be deployed anywhere there is an email connection," said Yorgen H. Edholm, president and CEO, Accellion. "As a result, Accellion Automation offers a greatly streamlined business processes. Moreover, Accellion Automation's use of email as a message bus rather than as a file transport mechanism results in faster implementations and reduced costs".
Globalization and increased competition are driving new business models and creating new demands to synchronize business processes across companies. In this Internet age, the speed of decision-making requires up-to-date information to be available and shared more broadly in a timely manner. To address these issues, Accellion is taking file transfer beyond its traditional role of machine-to-machine or people-to-people file transfer and extending the information flow to now include flexible, easy to implement, file transfer between corporate users and business applications, thus streamlining business processes.
Accellion Automation Agent
A powerful component of the Accellion Managed File Transfer System is the Accellion Automation Agent that can be easily configured to scan designated file directories for updated files and distribute this information to targeted corporate users and/or file folders for access by other business applications or authenticated users. Automating file transfers is no longer a massive IT undertaking. Updates to critical corporate data can be distributed immediately and automatically through the Accellion Automation Agent, using preset rules and distribution instructions. In doing so, "need to know" populations as well as business applications stay current on time-sensitive information such as updated pricing schedules, RFQ submissions, new corporate regulations and policies.
The Accellion Managed File Transfer system also features a new Envelope Designer which enables the creation of custom file envelopes to capture meta-data associated with each file ~ an industry first. The Accellion Envelope Designer further streamlines business processes by automating the transfer of files and associated meta-data in one simple operation. For example, the advertising industry relies heavily on digital asset management systems for image management and retrieval. Each image has associated meta-data including origination credits, and usage rights. The Envelope Designer allows users to create a customized checklist screen that accompanies each image as it is uploaded to ensure all related meta-data is provided along with its respective image.
The inclusion of related meta-data is an essential cost and time-saving tool for a variety of uses including photo/multimedia credits, user policies and legal requirements. Metadata capture, such as customer name, account or record number, or a helpful comment, is typically necessary whenever a file is added to a business system.'
Security and Compliance
The Accellion Managed File Transfer system is designed to enable enterprise organizations to manage and track the transfer of corporate files, with an emphasis on ease of use and ease of implementation. With a rich set of features to support both on-demand and automated secure file transfer, Accellion enables organizations to increase business efficiency and security. Corporate users can quickly send and receive files via easy to use web and email interfaces that meet the strictest security and privacy requirements without impacting network email bandwidth or storage. Extensive file tracking and reporting capabilities help organizations document conformance with security and compliance requirements.
Version 7.0 of the Accellion Managed File Transfer system is available immediately in two plug-and-play form factors: hardware appliance or virtual appliance. Additional information about Accellion secure file transfer solutions and its education initiative can be found at www.accellion.com.
Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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