Essent Corporation (UPIC: essent), based in Easton, Pennsylvania, has completed the migration of the OrderTrax® Network, OrderTrax® Web Portal and TAG Tools, the software that powers the ePSA Trading Network to the Essent® Commerce Cloud.
“Over the last four months Essent has been evaluating the platform, testing it and developing a plan to migrate it to the Essent Commerce Cloud with minimal impact to all,” says Steve Luisser, vice president of research for Essent. The migration plan was finalized in March 2011. The cutover began on April 4, 2011, with the OrderTrax Network and ended on April 18, 2011, with the migration of the OrderTrax Portal.
“After three days of monitoring, we deem the cutover a complete success,” adds Tom Gindrup, OrderTrax and ePSA trading network operations manager.
Leading up to and during this time, Essent began regular communications to thousands of subscribers, outlining the steps Essent would be performing, the impact and the actions needed to be taken before and after the changeover. Throughout the process, the entire downtime was two hours, with zero downtime for the OrderTrax Network.
PPAI sold its OrderTrax2 and the TAG Business Tools’ software that powers the ePSA Trading Network to Essent Corporation in December 2010. There are two major elements to the acquisition: the trading network with its associated software and the web portal with its order management functionality. Each includes a number of software components, such as TAG Tools, that work together to form a whole. All of these components have been organized as part of the OrderTrax® brand for simplicity. as the OrderTrax® Network and the OrderTrax® Portal.
“Essent is proud to continue our leadership with the acquisition of the largest industry trading network for the promotional products industry and we’re excited to be taking OrderTrax to the next level,” says Eric Alessi, president and CEO of Essent.