Improve the collection and redistribution processes
The Social Security Central Agency (L'ACOSS) is France's chief agency for collecting social security payments. It is a federation of one hundred and one Urssaf offices that are located in numerous metropolitan areas, four Social Security Funds (CGSS) overseas and eight information centers throughout France.
L'ACOSS provides active management of communial resources, and supervises daily affairs for all other social security functions.
In 2007, L'ACOSS sought to implement a SOA system in its network and to develop primary services in order to open its information system to the Social Security for the Self Employed (RSI). After performing a thorough study on SOA system providers, L'ACOSS chose Petals ESB service bus.
Petals ESB launched directly into the heart of the ACOSS' system developing a program specific to its needs. Part of the design included progressively integrating the COBOL application.
Today, the services we offer are utilized regularly by partner organizations such as RSI, FNAL, and UNEDI. The increase in services occured without any incident thanks to the unique capabilities of Petals ESB. These include:
- unified structure allowing access points close to the user
- distribution system ensuring an optimal distribution of charges and service functionabilities
- observance of open source standards and licences guaranteeing infrastructure's durability
In the wake of the initial project, Petals ESB has been entrusted with additional services, and notably providing access services, at the national level, for the Document Management System (DMS).