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Business Information Exchange

Get straight-through processing in order-to-cash and purchase-pay processes. We provide an exchange of digital transactions providing process automation without any manual intervention.

Business-to-business (B2B) integration with BIX

Let your business integration run like clockwork. Our Business Information Exchange (BIX) services help you harmonize and simplify digital connections with your customers, suppliers, banks, authorities, and other stakeholders.

We have built our BIX to cover business-critical B2B processes that meet demands for high availability, security, and data privacy. BIX supports hybrid connectivity, including traditional file transfers, API interfaces, real-time messaging, and connections with blockchain or distributed ledger networks.

With BIX, your company doesn’t need to invest in its own technology or infrastructure. BIX also includes a B2B connectivity ecosystem based on a four-corner model, in which a service provider makes contractual interchange agreements with other service providers and networks, enabling customers of service providers to effortlessly exchange B2B messages with each other.

Jyrki Poteri

Head of Business Development

Efficient order-to-cash, purchase-to-pay processes with faster execution times, improved information quality, lower transaction costs, and improved working capital turnover ratio.

Save money and CO2

Efficient order-to-cash, purchase-to-pay processes with faster execution times, improved information quality, lower transaction costs, and improved working capital turnover ratio.

Get better supply chain visibility, on-time deliveries supporting also optimal use of reception resources, improved stock-level optimization, and demand planning alignment.

Optimized delivery accuracy

Get better supply chain visibility, on-time deliveries supporting also optimal use of reception resources, improved stock-level optimization, and demand planning alignment.

Use BIX and get the service provisioning capabilities of an industrialized large-scale service that includes advanced processes, dedicated support, and fault-tolerant infrastructure.

Improved business continuity assurance

Use BIX and get the service provisioning capabilities of an industrialized large-scale service that includes advanced processes, dedicated support, and fault-tolerant infrastructure.

Key functionality

Automate your order fulfillment and supply chain processes both for sell and buy sides. Our BIX E-trade services let you, your customers, and your suppliers take advantage of the digital exchange of e.g. product and price catalogsorderswarehouse consumptions/inventoriesdemand forecasts, and deliveries. 

BIX E-trade services support several commonly used and standard message types, such as PEPPOL BIS, UBL, EDIFACT, and different ERP-specific and in-house formats. Message content validation and an automatic streamlined conversion service between different formats simplify your business transaction handling. 

Get digital with BIX E-invoicing services, which cover both sales invoice distribution and purchase invoice collection. The services also include international tax and legal compliance supportutilization of an e-invoicing ecosystem consisting of interchange connections with other actors and networks like PEPPOL.  

Sales invoice distribution supports both B2B and B2C invoices, multiple delivery channels, and purchase invoice collection funnels invoices from several sources. Both are EU Norm compliant and can be extended through additional services like a web application, format conversions, validation, attachment handling, MyTransactions for processing status, digital signing/validation, visualization, storage/presentment linked with online banking, archiving, printing/mailing, scanning/OCR/interpretation, and digital mailboxes.

BIX E-salary services can support your legal obligation as an employer to deliver payslip specifications to employees for each salary payment. The service includes a multichannel payslip delivery service from employers to employees, digital payslip information through online banking, a third-party presentment service, and traditional paper-based payslip delivery.  

BIX Corporate-to-Bank (C2B) Connectivity offers a single channel that can securely and directly exchange data with multiple banking counterparts using the BIX cloud service. We take care of the connection and any necessary security operations so that messages can be exchanged over the different technical channels used by banks. It is possible to have multiple systems connected with the services - either directly or via a centralized communication point, such as an integration broker.  

For companies looking for a global banking channel, BIX includes a SWIFT certified Service Bureau, which enables reliable and cost-effective connectivity to the SWIFT network and, for example, SCORE services offered by banks.  

BIX includes multiple channels that have been specially designed for the finance industry. If your organization is looking for a reliable SWIFT connectivity partner or a special messaging channel, such as Instant Payments, BIX can offer you a quick way to implement connectivity using 24/7/365 cloud services provided by the BIX private cloud located within TietoEVRY’s own data centers in the Nordics. The BIX SWIFT Service Bureau (SBXAFICC) has been operational since 2010 and is SWIFT certified since 2011. 

Industry ecosystem hubs

BIX Energy Information Exchange

With the BIX Energy Information Exchange services, you can exchange information with other energy market actors, having business as a balance responsible, retailer, Distribution System Operator (DSO), or energy producer. Our services also support the exchange of market messages with actors in other countries with bilateral agreements.

BIX Insurance Hub

Insurance Hub allows insurance companies and private healthcare service providers to have an automated information exchange for digitalized case handling. Today, more than 100 healthcare service providers and 10 insurance companies exchange E-statements, payment commitment requests, payment commitments, information requests/responses, invoices, hospital referrals, and consultation responses by using the Insurance Hub service.

BIX Forest Hub

Forest Hub simplifies the forestry ecosystem’s complex supply chain, which often includes a large number of business transactions between organizations. It helps business partners in the wood supply chain improve the efficiency of their wood logistics and mill reception processes. It improves daily operational planning and follow-up, the management of inventories and information quality, while also decreasing the amount of manual work.

Solution highlights

BIX includes hybrid connectivity by bridging traditional file transfers, APIs, real-time messaging and blockchain / distributed ledger connectivity. In addition to direct connections with business partners, it also supports the four-corner model with bilateral interchange partners SWIFTnet and PEPPOL. 

BIX is a large-scale industrial cloud service with peak loads in excess of 100 000 business transactions per hour, 200 000 B2B counterparties, more than 50 interchange partners, 1 500 direct customers, and 28 sales partners.

PEPPOL network usage is growing rapidly in many EU countries, due to mandatory E-invoicing in public procurement. TietoEVRY BIX includes a certified PEPPOL access point to exchange E-trade and E-invoicing messages. 

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