EDI Translation and Mapping Services
Commport EDI translation, mapping, and new trading partner setup
EDI Translation Services
Commport allows customers to create business documents from an in-house system and have them converted to an EDI standard format that meets trading partner requirements.
EDI Mapping Services
Commport’s EDI mapping service can map data on an EDI-to-EDI basis or on an EDI to another format. EDI mapping automatically sends external data to internal systems, creating a repeatable process
New Trading Partner Setup
A trading partner refers to a business partner with whom you trade goods, and in the context of EDI, support the trade activities using electronic communications. Let’s take a look at new trading partner setup process
How does Commport’s EDI translation service work for buyers and suppliers?
Standard Example of the Step by Step Process of Outsourcing your EDI to Commport
Step 1 Buyer sends their business document (e.g.: Purchase order) to the Supplier, via the Commport VAN to Commport’s translation service.
Step 2 Commport translation service translates the received document (purchase order) to supplier’s preferred format and delivers the converted document to the receiver’s mailbox.
Step 3 Supplier generates the invoice and sends the document to Commport’s Hosted EDI translation cloud for conversion to the Buyer’s invoice requirements
Step 4 Commport translates the invoice from the supplier into the buyers preferred document format and sends the translated document to buyer’s order management system via the Commport VAN and the buyer’s preferred communication method.
Benefits of Using Commport’s Hosted EDI Translation Service
Security – In today’s digital world it is highly important that all data transferred between businesses is done securely. Built on the foundation of Commport's Tier 1 Value Added Network, Commport’s EDI translation service leverages a modern security framework to protect data integrity while ensuring compliance with trading partner EDI requirements.
Speed – For a business to grow fast, automation and scalability are very important. By increasing the speed that business can be conducted, organizations can achieve greater productivity as they grow. Commport’s EDI translation service, built directly into the Commport VAN, can help reduce the processing time by eliminating data entry, integrating business transactions, and automating document exchange between partners.
Low Costs – Manually processing documents can create errors that can potentially result in chargebacks. Integrating documents right into business systems eliminates this risk while also reducing the effort associated with processing the document.
Simplicity – Many trading partners understand that it’s important to transfer accurate and timely information between them to improve business operations and cash flow. By leveraging a translation service, businesses can focus on their core competency, their business, and leave the technical requirements to the experts.
EDI Mapping Services
Commport’s EDI mapping service can map data on an EDI-to-EDI basis or on an EDI to another format.
EDI mapping is a process of establishing the translation of EDI documents to or from a format that is used for integration.
During this mapping process, data structures are defined so that documents can be translated to or from an EDI standard format (EDIFACT, ANSIX12) to a proprietary file that can be easily integrated into a backend business system (ERP).
Here is a sample of some of the most common file format mapping supported by Commport’s Hosted EDI Translation service.
- EDI to/from CSV format
- EDI to/from TXT
- EDI to/from SAP IDoc
- EDI to/from Flat file
- EDI to/from Excel
- EDI to/from XML
- EDI to/from Delimited
- Flat file to/from Flat File (any to any translation)
- UN / EDIFACT
- ANSI X12
- SAP IDoc
- Flat files