EFiS EDI Finance Service AG boosts business flexibility and efficiency

Supporting mission-critical applications with IBM technology

Published on 5 Jul 2012

In taking advantage of the IBM System z we are able to fulfil our clients’ expectations and our vision of quality of service.

Armin Gerhardt, CEO, EFiS EDI Finance Service AG

EFiS EDI Finance Service AG

Financial Markets

Deployment country


EFiS EDI Finance Service AG (EFiS) is a member of the Paymentgroup, which comprises the software house ABK Systeme GmbH, ABK-EFiS (Schweiz) AG in Zurich and the EFiS Polska Sp. zo.o. The Paymentgroup currently employs 73 people and has revenues of €10 million, growing at approximately 10 percent annually.

Business need
EFiS EDI Finance Service AG (EFiS) needs computing systems that are powerful and stable enough to support 24/7 availability, and technology that is flexible enough to support fluctuating capacity demands.

EFiS implemented an IBM System z® Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux based a new IBM zEnterprise® 114 server. It also uses IBM WebSphere® software to manage its application environment.

Doubled processing speeds by replacing obsolete and underperforming hardware with a new IBM System z infrastructure. Delivered more than 30 percent savings in energy consumption through hardware consolidation and improved resource utilisation. Improved processor utilization levels and reduced investment in costly software licence fees, delivering instant cost savings.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere MQ

z Systems, z Systems: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), z Systems : z Systems running Linux - SUSE, z Systems : z Systems running z/VM, z Systems : z10 Systems Business Class (z10 BC), z Systems : zEnterprise 114 (z114)

Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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