Anyway, I use the opportunity to tell that we in Group IS got things a step forward today with One ABB on the Web Phase 2; a colleague of mine, Anatoliy presented the external identity management concept to the IS management committee. Today external customers have different user names and passwords for each ABB application, coordinated handling of external users is a necessity to connect all of ABB's global applications to abb.com and move towards SSO (Single Sign On). The management committee approved the project and we passed Gate 0. Now the next step is to collect key stakeholders from global applications into the Steering Committee and Reference Team, and then move forward.
So what does this mean?
If things go according to plan, we will have a key enabler for Phase 2 in place this autumn and first applications integrated into One ABB on the Web. As some of you already know, we already have some pilots up and running; Partner Portal and Robotics Remote Service Center. These pilots will be followed by eHR late June.
Once we get into production mode, we will integrate ABB Library and SolutionsBank in the SSO solution and start an extensive testing process with Business OnLine. I hope that we will be able to continue with cBOL and SoftwareFactory, and maybe with Premium Services?
Thanks to Anatoliy, Vidar and others who have put lot of effort into this!