Originally launched as a co-venture by Citibank and SAP AG, Orbian Corp. is a privately held company that combines cutting edge technology with innovative funding capabilities to deliver automated trade payment solutions to buyers, and efficient access to cheap working capital to suppliers. Orbian's solutions enable suppliers to leverage their buyer ' s cost of capital to significantly reduce their financing costs relative to traditional methods of receivables financing.
DataArt was chosen as a strategic partner to help with the evolution of Orbian's technology platform which leverages the buyer's existing investment in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and enables buyers to transmit approved payables and associated remittance information to their supply chain at the point of invoice approval in a secure and automated fashion. Orbian then benefits the entire supply chain by providing low-cost, non-recourse financing through highly effective and secure proprietary processes and technology.
The current Orbian system configuration is a multi-tier system built on EJB 2.1 technology, which is being migrated to EJB3. The processing and reconciliation of cash movements is handled using standard SAP Financial Accounting (SAP FI) functionality. The User Interface (for both end-users and Orbian back-office personnel) is built with a standard mix of JSP, JSTL, and Struts with Tiles.
Following Orbianâs recently announced partnership with one of the world's leading spend management solutions providers, DataArt assisted in the integration of the Orbian system with the partner's supplier network. The challenge was to seamlessly combine the capabilities of the two parties and deliver a single interface to customers resulting in a unique, full-service offering incorporating purchase-to-pay automation and working capital management.
"DataArt provides Orbian the opportunity to team with a highly talented firm that shares the same views on the use of technology as an enabler, with skills and experience in the financial services sector, and an underlying belief in the value of partnership," said Dean Miller, Deputy Chairman of Orbian.