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

Customer
EFiS EDI Finance Service AG

Industry
Financial Markets

Deployment country
Germany

Overview

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.

Solution
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.

Benefits
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.

Components

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

Software
WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere MQ

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

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

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