buscar

Technology Update
Our present is the best guarantee for the future

EDI Academy – EDI Mapping: The electronic data translator

05/10/2017

EDI Academy

In previous issues of EDI Academy we discussed the different formats and protocols that may be used in electronic data interchange. For the relationship between the two partners to take place in an automated and secure manner, it is necessary to transform the files into a common standard, which assimilates the sender and recipient IT systems. But how is this transformation process carried out? How is it possible to convert any document into a standardized message?

To achieve this aim, it is necessary to perform a translation of the data structures. We shall have to adapt any proprietary file (in csv format, txt, idoc, etc.) to an XML/EDI format (EDIFACT, X21, XML, VDA, TRADACOM, etc.) and vice versa. This way we ensure that the corporate ERP or internal management system will be able to integrate the data automatically, so that the user can easily access them.

What is EDI Mapping?

EDI Mapping is the data mapper or, what is the same, the translator that transforms the structures of the files into the standardized formats that enable an EDI relationship.

The IT engineers from EDICOM’s R+D+i laboratory have developed an application which not only translates the data into the standard required by each partner, but also does so in a way that is immediate and transparent for the user. This is the EbiMap tool (Edicom Business Integrator Mapping Tool).

How does EbiMap work?

This application is part of the EDICOM B2B Cloud Platform and is managed by a team of technicians to ensure that the transformation process is successful.

This is how EbiMap works:

  • Corporate users work from their own ERP and select the documents they want to exchange with their trading partner.
  • Automatically, the EDICOM platform recognises the recipient system and translates the files into a standard accepted by the receiving ERP. The process is immediate and invisible to the user.
  • The recipient receives the documents directly in their ERP, where they are integrated into the internal management system.

In the opposite communication direction, EbiMap also acts transparently when a new document arrives, transforming and integrating it into the system.

What are the advantages of data mapping?

Translating the data structures is crucial for the EDI relationship to run smoothly and to take advantage of all the benefits this technology can provide for companies.

EbiMap’s main advantages are:

  • As the tool works unassisted and is a universal data mapper, the user can communicate with any partner without difficulties or added tasks.
  • EbiMap adapts to the EDI or e-invoicing solution from EDICOM, which in turn is integrated with the ERP or in-house management system. This way, company workers have no need to modify their working processes or handle new environments.
  • Control and validation. In addition to translating the data, the application includes tools which validate the content and structures of documents sent or received. The aim is to detect any possible mistakes or inconsistencies in the information.
  • Multi-standard. EbiMap can handle multiple data structures and versions of the same message. This makes it an ideal tool for e-commerce with all types of trading partners, regardless of the activity sector, company size or location.

Would you like to find out more?


Ask for information.

Tags

Cloud Computing B2B Cloud Platform EDI ASP-SaaS e-Invoicing GDSN VMI EMCS VAN OFTP2 AS2 Certification Authority Digital Signature Outsourcing SLA Software EDICOM Events Expert Chat SaaS-ASP Corporate Information HUB GS1 CFDI PAC APP Associated Facturae Data Sync NOM151 partners EDICOM Retail public administrations Acreditations Web Portal EDI NF-e einvoicing Partner Web Portal SAP EDI Health Edicomdata ediwin CRP EBI Facture Demat ei Payroll Portal EDI Travel B2B EDICOMNet edi logistics SAFT-PT Ticket Portal Avaluos business@mail EDI Manufacturers CT-e NFS-e TSD UE 1169/2011 epayrolls SEPA factura electronica Conservazione Sostitutiva edi automotive customer support center comprobante de pago CAE rg1169 e-billing DTE e-awb fattura pa comprobantes fiscales electrónicos UE 1169/201 report nfc-e einvo contabilidad electronica CFE comprobante fiscal electronico Portail Chorus compliance eAWB xml-cargo peppol edicom air iata e-cargo facturación electrónica IVA Cargo-XML EDICOMAir SUNAT Perú SEE Business Mail Payrolls recibos de sueldo EDI Auto b2g eprocurement IVA ELECTRÓNICO sii PCRDD SII AEAT Expert Analysis Switzerland NHS edi academy comercio exterior EDICOM LTA sat event TURKEY paperless OFTP EDI Web facture électronique dématérialisation fiscale carrefour colombia CFDI Nóminas DIAN México SAF-T VAT Poland DESADV ASN Fatture B2B Costa Rica Chorus Pro AIFE facture électronique en France Administration Publique en France facture électronique en Europe moda Italia interoperabilidad suministro inmediato de información european union digitalización settore sanitario openpeppol european einvoicing global einvoicing electronic invoice billentis report informe billentis factura electrónica ecuador edicom sii norway VAT compliance tax administration franco-german einvoicing españa air freight sector UNCTAD aviso de expedición Advanced Shipped Notice Despatch Advice peppol network peppol standards peppol european union chile tendencias interoperability interconexión chorus factuurcongress SINTEL Brasil interoperabilidade foreign trade nhs e-procurement strategy peppol access point e-procurement trends digitization digital transformation SaaS edicomsii MMOG/LE latam global einvociing cybersecurity EDI financeiro white paper factura electrónica colombia fintech Govein fashion eIDAS e-archiving ebimap SME EDICOMLta e-commerce EDI financiero russia fattura b2b B2B e-Invoicing GDPR RTIR FACe FACeB2B portugal blockchain ItalyNSO B2G e-Invocing business@mailPharma vat compliance ar EDIHOSP GOVEIN19 EDICOMSignADoc

Follow us on

  • linkedin
  • rss