Samskip Multimodal selected Neuron ESB application and web services integration software as a key component to support its mandate to move from a single-tier IT solution environment to a Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) approach. By adopting innovative, state-of-the-art products like Neuron ESB into its IT strategy and modernization effort, Samskip is better able to manage services for its Pan-European, high-volume clientele. Implementation of Neuron ESB 3.5 is currently underway, and will initially support transport ERP systems and third-party integrations.

Neuron ESB 3.5 is the latest version of the Neuron enterprise service bus built on Microsoft .NET. Neuron ESB integrates with Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms, systems and applications to provide real-time, reliable and durable messaging, application integration, business processing, workflow, and web services management.

“In Samskip’s endeavor to become a world-class company, it’s imperative that we are well-connected throughout our organization,” said Ron van Gessel, manager system development, Samskip Multimodal. “This quest for deep integration has led us to abandon our legacy systems and embrace Neuron ESB. We now have a robust and easy-to-use enterprise service bus that offers high availability, scalability and performance. Real-time integration gives Samskip the comprehensive knowledge we need to conduct business efficiently and create value for our customers.”

Samskip has initiated several Neuron ESB implementations that will move the company from a monolithic architecture to a SOA-oriented platform. Immediate configurations include booking information, transport management, trip distance and time calculations, address validation, and SMS updates of various applications throughout the organization.
Samskip’s vision to unlock functions and services currently caught in legacy systems, using Neuron ESB as middleware, will contribute to the efficient management of ever-changing systems, software and business processes.

“The very nature of Samskip’s logistics business and international footprint made the company an ideal candidate for Neuron ESB’s integration capabilities,” said Marty Wasznicky, general manager, Neuron ESB. “Our product effectively supports their modernization mandate to provide cost-efficient, sustainable and environmentally-friendly transport by equipping the organization with the means to move to an agile SOA approach.”

For more information on Neuron ESB, visit www.neuronesb.com or contact info@neuronesb.com.

About Samskip
Samskip Multimodal offers pan-European, environmentally responsible combined transport services via short sea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. They are committed to cost-effectiveness, operational excellence and best practice in sustainable transport.
High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Russia and Central Asia, both door-to-door (including collection) and quay-to-quay, transported using a wide range of owned vessels, containers, trucks and trailers. To match equipment to cargoes shipped, options include a full range of ISO containers and reefers, including 33-pallet capacity 45ft units.

In all cases, shippers can make real choices based on frequency of service, transit times, freight rates and sustainability. For more information visit www.samskipmultimodal.com.

About Neuron ESB
Neuron ESB is an easy-to-use enterprise service bus that simplifies messaging, system integration and Web service enablement. It facilitates quick integration of disparate applications and speeds up the adoption of service-oriented architecture. Built on Microsoft .NET, Neuron ESB enables clients to leverage existing in-house developer skills and tools to deploy projects in a matter of weeks rather than months.

Neuron ESB has clients around the globe in a variety of industries. For more information visit www.neuronesb.com.