b4value.net GmbH

About us

b4 was founded in 2004 at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern. Our ambition was no less than to make technology and business processes accessible to companies, which until then had been the sole preserve of large companies and corporations. In future, companies of all sectors and sizes should be able to exchange business documents efficiently electronically and profit from all the advantages of fast and high-volume automated communication.

The technology we have developed fulfils two important requirements for this purpose:

  • An open architecture in order to be able to meet the ever-changing market requirements by integrating experts.
  • A network structure that makes it possible to enable other companies to operate our technology as providers.

These prerequisites apply then as they do now. Through experts, we provide comprehensive services with all providers that are efficient and economical. The providers we have acquired in the meantime form a constantly growing and unique network whose participants can communicate with each other particularly easily. In the meantime, we count companies from all sectors and of different company sizes among our participants.

The name of this network is TRAFFIQX®.

Today, TRAFFIQX® is one of the most important networks for the electronic exchange of documents and data in Europe. b4 plays a dual role in this network. On the one hand, we act as a provider ourselves and serve our own customers who, as early adopters, work with us to bring new technologies to market maturity. On the other hand, b4 is the supplier of the TRAFFIQX® technology on which the systems of all TRAFFIQX® providers are based. b4 is thus the knowledge carrier and solution provider for all TRAFFIQX® providers.

Today, companies and public authorities use TRAFFIQX® technology to send and receive transaction documents in all conceivable formats and via all secure transmission channels - worldwide.

Our Team

The often invoked flat hierarchies are a daily reality at b4. Dynamic teams with a very broad range of experience work together with customers, partners and service providers to improve TRAFFIQX® technology a little every day, to impart knowledge and ultimately to realise a sustainable win-win situation for the sender and recipient of documents. Our employees (m/f/d) and partners appreciate modern equipment, open spaces and a company structure that is consistently geared towards communication.

Our development centre on the German Wine Route and yet close to the metropolises of the Rhine-Main region makes us an attractive employer. We are very proud of our very low staff turnover and good teamwork in a personal atmosphere - as well as our team players who do great work every day.

We simplify complex document processes

"We started out with the clear goal of radically simplifying accounting processes and enabling companies of all sectors and sizes to do everything that had previously been the preserve of large companies and corporations. Nothing less than that."

Vision

...or what we want to achieve

Our main goal is to address all customer concerns for the entire document and data exchange between companies, Europe-wide and worldwide, with the TRAFFIQX® network. We want to improve any exchange of documents and business data - whether purely electronic or combined with paper - from an efficiency and ecological point of view. We are already succeeding in this today with a holistic solution consisting of service, technology and knowledge - the vision is the completely paperless exchange of business documents. We have created the basis for this with the TRAFFIQX® network, which is already available in most European countries and provides a variety of services independent of time and location. We would like to further expand this basis together with partners and customers - towards the global value-added network that supports end-to-end electronic - "green" - supply chains.

Mission

...or what we stand for

The b4 team stands for fair and lively cooperation in a constantly growing network. Unbureaucratic, competent and fast - that is what we demand of ourselves. We also stand for immediately usable services for document and data exchange - without installation, without risks, in accordance with all standards and legal requirements. And we stand for one big goal out of conviction: we want to save expensive paper for the benefit of companies and the environment with our core business and our network. Monopolistic structures - dams in the flow of communication - were yesterday. Today, networks are the only chance to guarantee fast exchange at fair prices. The TRAFFIQX® network stands for a functioning and strong community that leaves national monopolies and hurdles behind and instead uses all the advantages of efficient communication.

 

The TRAFFIQX® Network

Based on b4 technology, well-known companies operate their own node in a unique network. As providers, they enable companies of all industries and sizes, as well as public authorities and public institutions, to exchange business documents. Without investment, without changing existing ways of working and with the IT infrastructure that is already in place.

This network has numerous value added services and interoperability agreements with many common platforms and service providers.

This network is called TRAFFIQX®.

This makes an account in the TRAFFIQX® network a central hub for the digitalisation of business processes. Always transparent and always up to date.


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