EDI mapping a process through which EDI data is translated to a format that is more easily used in new environments. Through EDI Mapping you can, for example, translate EDI messages into ASCII formats like flat-file, XML and other similar forms.
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Through EDI mapping you identify the relationship of a standard element of EDI data to a business process and then proceed to translate that EDI element into one suited for business.
Advantages of EDI Mapping
A key step in EDI mapping is the process of creating a file used to translate one form of data into another. This map as its known can be generated through the use of applications designed to facilitate the process. Through EDI mapping a business can leverage the investments that have been made in creating an EDI infrastructure and ensure that EDI data is automatically sent to systems like ERP or accounting. EDI mapping can also be adopted to create formats (like XML) that may be used by business partners, while retaining the investment in infrastructure.
Broad Standards Support EDI Mapping
Unite! supports all EDI standards, regardless of industry or geography. Through Unite!s easy to use interface, EDI data can now be easily transformed to other formats like XML or flat-file, or integrated into database systems like SQL, Oracle and many others. Unite! can perform EDI mapping with X12, EDIFACT, Tradcom or Odette while providing a visually intuitive process. In Unite! simply define the source(s) and target(s) of the EDI mapping and through drag-and-drop operations map the fields and segment definitions to create the translation. Once this process is complete, Unite! executes the EDI map through a job as defined by the user: periodically, as a service or driven by an event.
Advantages of EDI Mapping
Both the UN/EDIFACT and ANSI-X12 specifications are supported by our Unite! EDI mapping software. Unite! supports all transaction sets natively, including any updates to versions of X12 or EDIFACT. Unite! lets you transform the process of EDI mapping from an expensive, complex one to a relatively simple and inexpensive effort based on an intuitive graphical user interface.
Using custom-built, in-house software that created links between EDI and in-house ERP or accounting systems was the original form of EDI mapping. This expensive and complex process led to the development of EDI mapping software that facilitated mapping. As is often the case, enterprise companies first adopted EDI mapping on a large scale to minimize or eliminate the manual entry of EDI data in back-end systems, saving time and money. Unite! has taken this concept of EDI mapping from the enterprise world and made it available to small and mid-sized organizations at low prices anyone can afford.
When considering the purchase of an EDI mapping solution, you should consider multiple factors. Some key questions to ask when selecting EDI mapping software are:
Is the EDI Mapping Software Flexible?
Does the mapping software provide enough flexibility for the future while still being easy to use? Often you will find that some EDI mapping software while easy to use, is difficult to upgrade.
Is the EDI Mapping Software Affordable?
What is the cost of the mapping software relative to the cost of the whole project? Have you established a budget for your EDI mapping project? Consider that the cost of EDI mapping software, is typically only 20% to 30% of the total cost of the EDI mapping project.
Are you Ready for EDI Mapping?
Do you have the necessary information to make your EDI mapping project successful? Many businesses do not realize that EDI mapping projects must be coordinated with in-house processes to ensure that mapping is successful.
Can you Get Help?
How much experience does the company you are considering have with EDI mapping? Many providers claim to offer EDI mapping software and EDI mapping services, but have they done it successfully? EDI mapping software is only as good as the company behind it.
If you are thinking of purchasing EDI mapping software from a provider that focuses on enterprise EDI mapping, ask yourself how much attention they will be able to give to you? Small and mid-sized businesses often struggle with getting the attention they deserve for their EDI mapping project from large software vendors. With many years of experience with EDI mapping for small and mid-sized businesses, EMANIO can help you make your EDI mapping project a success.