“Small scale Norwegian Transportation Management System supplier chooses BizTalk360 to get control over monitoring their BizTalk Server”
Senior Developer – Transportnett, Norway
About the company
Transportnett AS is a Norwegian Transportation Management System supplier who develop a modern version of tool to automate the work processes and manage complex value chains in the transport logistics industry. The tool helps transport companies to realize cost and time savings on their daily operational tasks. Headquartered at Oslo, Norway, the company was established in 1999 and has 9 employees.
Why Transportnett chose BizTalk360?
Being a small scale company, Transportnett AS were using BizTalk Server 2010 “Standard” edition for their day-to-day operations. Very recently, they migrated to BizTalk server 2013 enterprise edition. Initially, they did not have any monitoring tool in place. But when the need arose, without any hesitation, they put their foot towards BizTalk360 to solve their monitoring needs — the basic reason being, they wanted to get notified with an email notification when something goes wrong in the environment.
The Transportnett team started using BizTalk360 from the Silverlight version, and when v7.0 (HTML5 version) was launched, they found it challenging to adapt to the new technology. But as one of their senior developer says, “With the latest updates, and with documentation on the BizTalk360 homepage and their documentation portal, we no longer have an issue when it comes to using BizTalk360 for our monitoring requirements.”
In addition to BizTalk Monitoring functionality, the team at Volvofinans Bank use the regular features of BizTalk360 such as Applications (to perform operations such as start, stop, etc., on the various artifacts of the applications). This basically eliminates the need for the team to log in to the BizTalk Administration Console to perform these operations. By doing these operations through BizTalk360, the team are also happy with the Governance & Auditing functionality of BizTalk360 since all the user actions get automatically recorded. It gets easy to find out “Who did what” in the environment and rectify the faulty action within no time.
How Transportnett uses BizTalk360
We managed to have a chat with one of the senior developer’s at Transportnett AS, and when asked about how they use BizTalk360 for their daily operations
We have the BizTalk360 Monitoring Dashboard on a screen in the office so that everyone can see if things are ok in the environment. In addition, we have set up alerts on ports, SQL Events, and other vital BizTalk server artifacts. We get an email notification when something is not right, and fixing it is just a breeze. I have also put up a morning mail that tells me the status of the BizTalk server. This gives me the confidence all is well with the environment. These monitors and emails save us a lot of time every day!!