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API-driven Integration for Innovative Energy Management

The Customer

A European multinational company providing energy and automation digital products for efficiency and sustainability is the market leader in the digital transformation of the energy management and automation industry, with annual revenue of over 25 billion Euros and around 150,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

They help their customers to optimize their processes, manage their energy supply, and their grids. The company understands the importance of innovation to deal with growing energy demands and the need to reduce the global carbon footprint, and they have a team within the company to overlook their digital transformation journey.

The Challenge

They are keenly aware of the changing energy and technology landscape and knows that it needs to stay ahead of these changes in order to remain competitive. As the demand for energy continues to increase, company approach to solving this issue is to find ways of generating energy more efficiently. Using digitization and IoT, the company is looking at being three times more efficient in its energy demand going forward.

The Solution

In 2015, they decided to move from solution-driven integration to a service-oriented architecture (SOA). This simplified how customers could access and consume services in a more standardized way, and also shielded them from the complexity of the back-end of the SOA systems.

The digital team decided to use APIs to support the new SOA and sought API publishers that would be able to expose APIs easily and manage them effectively.

After selecting an API management solution, they decided to replace their legacy integration solution with WSO2 Enterprise Integrator in order to further support their API real-time strategy. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is a comprehensive integration solution that enables communication between various disparate applications.

Instead of having various applications communicate directly with each other in all their different formats, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator would enable all of the disparate applications to communicate with the product which handles transforming and routing of messages to their appropriate destinations.

The Result

Moreover, the company’s partnership with WSO2 has enabled the company to share functional intelligence with their customers using log value. Custom dashboards have also been developed to suit the company’s needs using WSO2’s analytics capabilities. Metrics are monitored on a real-time basis on these dashboards and can be filtered for a geographic region, period of time, and customer’s perspective.

This company believes that by implementing SOA with an API-led connectivity approach, facilitated by WSO2, they have been able to drive business agility, provide customers with better customer experiences, and retain their competitive advantage as the world leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Want to learn more about how wso2 can help you?


"We chose WSO2 because it’s open-source, flexible, and fulfilled all our requirements.”