OBP Gateway Connection Providers
What is the difference between a Direct Connection and Gateway Connection?
Direct Connections are tailor-made customized solutions. This means that each solution may be significantly different from one OBP to the other. Therefore, a full test cycle needs to be performed for each OBP; the OBP will have to go through ITE and IQE environments before getting access to PRD.
Instead of a Direct Connection, the OBPs can also opt for a Gateway Connection. This is an out-of-the-box solution that can be provided and implemented by third party providers (the Gateway Providers), without too much customization. As soon as the first OBP connects to the PRD environment using the solution offered by a Gateway Provider, then all the other OBPs using the same solution of this same Gateway Provider can skip the testing phase (ITE). This means that those OBPs will not have to go through ITE and will have access to IQE directly.
Process Steps for OBP Gateway Connection Providers
- The Gateway Provider is permitted to connect with the European Hub once he has a manufacturer as a genuine customer. EMVO will perform a legitimacy check on this customer to ensure that it is a real pharmaceutical manufacturer with a valid right to join the EMVS.
- Both the Gateway Provider and the OBP are required to sign contracts with EMVO. The OBP needs to sign a Participation Agreement (PA) and the Gateway Provider is required to sign a License Agreement.
- The Gateway Provider needs to sign up for a Support Contract with Solidsoft Reply (the IT provider of the European Hub) and join their Developer Partner Program. Solidsoft Reply will then provide the support material, a Single Point of Contact and most importantly an own sandbox and accounts in which the OBP Connection Provider can develop and test.
A sample of the License Agreement is available in the Documents Overview.
On-Boarding Contract Landscape
Your next steps
You need to acquire your first customer. When you have this first valid customer, this customer should get in touch with us and we will point him down the right path. Future steps are then to sign the License Agreement and the Support Contract. You are permitted to start the Technical On-boarding together with your first customer, after the successful Legitimacy Check and all required contracts are signed by all relevant parties.