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Translation Services
 

  Data Translation

We provide a hosted service that allows our customers to send data in any format including X12, EDIFACT, multiple XML specifications, and proprietary formats, where we translate the inbound file into the format required by the receiving party.

Many of our customers use this service to translate between different data formats and eliminate the expense of translation software, annual maintenance fees, and the personnel required to maintain the translator. We provide translation from version to version, from X12 to UN/EDIFACT, from proprietary flat file to X12, from X12 to XML, or whatever format the sender and/or receiver specifies. Under normal circumstances, the translator will be completed within two weeks from the receipt of an inbound data file and the implementation guide for the outbound file.

We develop formatters (translation) specifically for each customer and transaction set. We do not rely on a commercial product. This allows us to be very flexible and meet any requirements at the trading partner level including specific edits, data screening, compliance checking, data substitution, etc. In addition, this modular approach ensures that a change for one trading partner does not impact another.

As an example, we receive a file in a data format (standard or proprietary) and translate the data into any desired data format (standard or proprietary). A purchaser of goods can send a flat file generated by their internal application for a purchase order. We take the flat file and translate it into a purchase order format such as X12 850 version 3040, 4010, 4060, 5020 etc., or into another standard (EDIFACT, XML), fax, email, file for importation into a spreadsheet, or flat file, as desired by the receiver. This means that our customer only supports their internal application file and does not have to support multiple formats, or perform translations. Since we maintain these translation relationships, as trading partners change their formats, or versions, it is transparent to our customers.

This means your company can supplement or replace translation software and a vast majority of its associated costs. Initial purchase and/or renewal/maintenance costs of translation software can be eliminated. Allocating programming resources to create maps for various versions and standard formats is no longer necessary. Testing periods are greatly reduced. Adding additional trading partners is much easier. Instead of supporting multiple versions of EDI standards, your company supports only your internal system.

  Sender ID, Separator and Other Character Substitution

Want to use one sender/receiver ID but your trading partner is requiring a different one? Do you send the "*" as a data element separator and your trading partner demands a "^"?

Let us solve your business problem by providing you with the flexibility to change header information, ID's, terminators and other structural components when transmitting data to your partner without changing the way you desire to do business. If your trading partner, or trading partners Value Added Network (VAN) requires that a specific character be used as a terminator or other structural element, we can automate and accommodate these requests for you with a simple phone call. You continue to send your data normally. There is no additional charge for this service.

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