In October 2012 I joined “Exxeta AG – Consulting and Technologies”. As a part-time Java EE developer I have been working on an open-source project called “B2B By Practice“. This application enables small to medium sized energy suppliers to fulfill the legal requirements for Business-to-Business communication, while keeping down the costs for in-house development and maintenance.
Until the introduction of the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) format, many energy suppliers would send their business records (several GB of data) via unencrypted and uncompressed email to their market partners. Novel software, like B2B By Practice, automates this entire workflow and reliefs humans of such monotonic work.