OUR NEW PATENTED WEB-BASED EDI SAAS; HOW IT WORKS
International Electronic Business III (IEB3) offers online EDI transaction processing. Our process requires no mapping. Normally there is mapping required to get 2 EDI systems connected and fully integrated. EDI Developers normally need to do lots of “mapping” for each EDI trading partner you want to do business with. It can take months or years and many thousands of dollars just for the mapping development costs. We have developed a new way to do EDI without traditional mapping!
Our new patented methods use known industry patterns to translate EDI data into our Simple XML or JSON canonical. This is a true meaningful canonical normalization of EDI. Not the common xmlizing of EDI that’s been done before with tags like BEG03 and PO103, etc., which isn’t very useful. In fact, any EDI data we translate, any version of x12 or EDIFACT, produces the same Simple XML output structure and tags. This enables us to quickly support any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application, and ready new EDI trading partner testing in seconds.
Small businesses may now integrate on the same level of fortune 500 companies erasing their advantage of half a century. Not because some large customer demands it. Small business themselves may now realize the benefits of integration and automation with EDI. We have leveled the playing field.
Big business may now deploy their huge ‘order to cash’ partner backlogs and start integrating other areas of business. Most EDI companies today can barely complete the basics of EDI with a fraction of their partners because EDI is too difficult, takes too long, and costs too much. Companies may dream again of EDI integration with all their business partners with our EDI solution breakthroughs!
For those who prefer in-house solutions, we’d welcome a feature comparison of your in-house software vs. our on-line web-based service. We designed our product to look and feel like in-house EDI software. Our tracking page provides complete visibility and our right click menu gives you power to process your data as you see fit. As well, our Pattern Key feature gives you complete control of our canonical SimpleXML content. You can add/change/delete any of our xml tags. Its your data, your business and we leave you in control.
Our on-line EDI service provides greater than in-house software functionality.
For the first partner we deploy we’ll have to setup data communications so we can transport files between us and integrate to your back end ERP systems. These both will be one time tasks. The data communications protocol can be whatever you wish; secure FTP, AS2 or simple capabilities like One Drive or Google Drive, whatever you want. We’ll support any data comm your partners want such as traditional VANs and AS2 and sFTP as well as simple https posts.
After that you can tell partners to just send you EDI data. When we receive their EDI we’ll create Pattern Keys, setup the Partner and Transactions. We’ll get the Partner name from the EDI content, all the EDI IDs and qualifiers and set them up in test. You’ll add their address and contact information etc. We’ll test, adjust quickly and promote them to EDI production right away.
We further provide our clients with a tracking page that customers can only dream of shown below. It gives you complete visibility and control of your transactions, newest on top, as you wish. Sort on any column. We have the most powerful right click in EDI. What you need at your fingertips. View all tracked details, source, canonical and output data, related transactions, resend, reprocess, mark acknowledged, adjust pattern keys, see error messages and more. On our test page you can also “Promote to Production”. You can enter ‘filters’ at the top of every column and more to find what you are looking for quickly including unique transaction GUID. Test as well as Production transactions are presented on similar pages in brown vs. green shades to make it less likely anyone could mistake production for test. Extremely valuable and innovative features. [IEB3 User Manual 3.8]
…an example of our perspective on building a solution with the understanding of what it will be like to support it.