Extedo Selects IPWorks EDI / AS2 Components


Extedo integrates /n software's IPWorks EDI / AS2 with PVC Manager providing an easy-to-use solution for AS2 connectivity and automated E2B data exchange

The Challenge

Health agency regulators worldwide have mandated the use of technology that supports the electronic submission of drug safety reports to regulatory authoritities. The AS2 protocol meets FDA and EMEA requirements for the secure data transmission of adverse event reports, enabling pharmaceutical companies to automate processes while ensuring secure and accurate communications with agencies.

As a provider of e-Submission solutions for highly regulated industries, EXTEDO sought to provide a solution that would enable the secure electronic transmission of adverse event reports by pharmaceutical companies. EXTEDO developed PcVmanager to be fully compliant with regulations related to the electronic transmission of reports. The ability to automate communications with regulatory agencies via a standardized gateway supporting encryption protocols like AS2 was a requirement for EXTEDO customers.

"It was essential that we provide a standards-based E2B solution enabling pharmaceuticals to transmit reports to regulatory agencies using a secure connection with AS2 encryption," said Oliver Bojahar, EXTEDO Product Development. "/n software's IPWorks EDI / AS2 allowed for the seamless integration of secure AS2 connectivity in our solution, without the development cost burden."

The Solution

IPWorks EDI / AS2 supports all major protocols for EDI INT with easy-to-use components that encapsulate the complex protocol and security logic required by the AS2 specifications. The components are fully embeddable, allowing for seamless integration with any application or solution. Fully customizable components are designed to easily integrate with existing systems, while the unified framework with its common easy-to-learn object model and simplified interfaces allow for greater productivity during the integration process.

"We had initially planned to use an application-based solution to provide E2B communication, but wanted a tighter integration of the AS2 solution with our product. The EDI / AS2 components greatly simplified the process of integrating AS2 functionality into our software," said Bojahar.

The Result

The result is an effective and secure solution without the high costs of a gateway software solution or VAN.

EXTEDO customers benefit from standardized secure data transmission of adverse event reports through AS2 communication. Whether sending or receiving electronic reports, data transcription errors are eliminated, audit trail is maintained, reporting communications are expedited, and the burden and cost of paper processing is reduced.

"/n software helped us provide a regulatory-compliant solution with seamless and secure transmission capabilities, while remaining cost-effective," concluded Bojahr.

Integrating the IPWorks EDI / AS2 components enabled EXTEDO GmbH to offer pharmaceutical companies a cost-effective solution that includes capabilities for secure report transmission that is easy to use and maintain, requiring little or no change to the customer business infrastructure.


EXTEDO is a leader in e-Submission solutions for highly regulated industries. With more than 600 customers and over a decade of experience, EXTEDO's customers have been able to implement a proactive regulatory process that is fast and accurate. EXTEDO solutions for life sciences are designed to achieve compliance with ICH and regulatory agency requirements for marketing authorizations and pharmacovigilance. EXTEDO enables organizations to bring new drugs to market faster with better quality submissions while proactively managing regulated content, reducing costs, and improving regulatory compliance. For more information visit