Syncrofy & RSSBus Connect: Components of a Modern EDI Integration SolutionBy: Pasquale Gatti | May 17, 2019
In today’s digital enterprise ecosystem, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has grown far beyond the simple exchange of standard business documents. The inherent complexity of vast organizations in business with thousands of vendors, suppliers, and customers across the globe means having the ability to effectively manage the flow of data is more important now than ever before.
This is why modern-day EDI is about more than secure file transfer, simply mapping and translation, or the format or its standards. Today, EDI represents a broader set of B2B processes that facilitate high-value business goals as part of an EDI integration strategy.
What is EDI Integration?
EDI integration is when businesses connect back-end systems and applications to automate and optimize the creation and transmission of standard business documents to trading partners. An effective EDI solution is one that allows you to build several end-to-end data flows, giving you complete visibility into each processing step that your data undergoes, all while being reliable and completely automated.
There are four major components to a modern EDI integration solution:
- The ability to send and receive EDI documents over all major file transfer protocols. Additionally, support for transmitting messages over HTTP, AS2, OFTP, and other EDI specific transfer protocols is a must.
- Translation and mapping from EDI messages into a standard format and the ability to transform messages into different formats is critical to any successful B2B communication.
- The ability to connect to back-end business applications and systems. Modern EDI integration solutions should offer the ability to seamlessly connect your EDI data to your existing databases and/or applications.
- Complete transparency and visibility into the flow of data. The ability to audit data flows and track messages at each step of the way is crucial for complete visibility into the integration process.
Analyzing EDI Communication with Syncrofy
Companies that engage in a high volume of EDI transactions will find it useful to analyze their EDI activity. Whether it’s to catch discrepancies in their data before they snowball into major issues, examine partner performance, or to search by transaction, the benefits are numerous. Syncrofy specializes in driving business insights through its sophisticated EDI analytics technology.
It enables users to gain greater visibility into their data by providing self-service EDI insights without any advanced technical knowledge. This enables key business leaders to analyze, interpret and act on information faster and more effectively and build dynamic visuals to answer business process-related questions.
Designed with those non-technical users in mind, Syncrofy enables teams to see and analyze EDI data in a simplified way from anywhere and on any device, alleviating stress on IT resources and enabling your business to operate faster and smarter.
EDI Integration with RSSBus Connect
RSSBus Connect is a modern, flexible EDI integration solution that supports all major file transfer protocols from SFTP to AS4 and many more. It also features data transformation connectors that translate EDI documents to and from XML, which can then be mapped and transformed in any number of ways through visual mapping connectors.
With hundreds of application connectors, businesses can use RSSBus to connect to a host of back-end systems and increase their agility to respond to changing production and supply chain strategies. It also contains three different logs to track the flow of data from one connector to another, and identify incoming and outgoing requests over the network—which means complete transparency and visibility into your business data.
RSSBus offers businesses a modern approach to EDI integration with best-in-class functionality for organizations to make the most of EDI and transform their productivity. It allows companies to set up EDI communications with their trading partners in minutes and create EDI documents directly from their back-end systems and applications in a reliable and automated environment.
Using RSSBus Connect in Conjunction with Syncrofy
RSSBus Connect and Syncrofy add value to one another and setting them up to work together is very straightforward and easy to achieve.
Syncrofy accepts documents primarily through an SFTP connection and provided you have requisite connection details, you will be able to set up an SFTP client connector in RSSBus Connect and route a copy of all your EDI messages directly into Syncrofy.
A sample workflow for the connection can be seen in the image above, showing just how easy it is to set up a sophisticated EDI integration with enhanced analytics powered by RSSBus Connect and Syncrofy.
In today’s world of EDI and B2B transactions, RSSBus and Syncrofy are changing the way systems work together to help businesses achieve their goals. Make sure you stop byNEECOM’s spring conference next week (May 22-23) in Westborough, MA and and chat with CoEnterprise and RSSBus while you’re there!
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