OBP Gateway Connection Providers
What is the difference between a Direct Connection and Gateway Connection?
A Gateway Connection is an out-of-the-box solution that can be easily provided for several OBP’s, without needing too much customization. As soon as an OBP using a Gateway Connection has a technically certified product, allowing him to connect in PRD environment, the following OBPs using the same product will be allowed to skip the testing phase. This means that those OBPs will not have to go through ITE and will directly have access to IQE. The IT Connection Provider developing Gateway Connections need to sign a contract (license agreement) with EMVO before developing their product.
Direct Connections are tailor-made customized products. This means that each product will be significantly different for each OBP. Therefore, a full test cycle needs to be performed for each OBP; the OBP will have to go through ITE and IQE before getting access to PRD.
Process Steps for OBP Gateway Connection Providers
- The OBP Connection 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 OBP Connection Provider and the OBP are required to sign contracts with EMVO. The OBP needs to sign a Participation Agreement (PA) and the OBP Connection Provider is required to sign a License Agreement.
- The OBP Connection 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.