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EDI Implementation Process

EDI Implementation Process may vary from company to company based on their business needs. Below are some of the basic stages of EDI implementation.

Planning

  • Preparing back end Applications/ ERP to consume or produce application files

  • Choosing and Sizing the right Hardware to withstand document volume

  • Drawing up architectural designs to implement a robust and secure system

  • Setting Up time lines – Project Management

  • Choosing the right Translator

  • Choosing the right Gateway

  • Communication Protocols

  • Identifying EDI standards as per your business needs

  • Identifying the right Team or Implantation Partner

Development

  • Developing process workflows

  • Customizing EDI translator to your needs

  • Creating EDI Implementation guidelines

  • Creating Mapping Requirements Specifications (MRS)

  • Developing Translation Maps

  • Setting Up Trading Partner Relationships

  • Developing 997 Functional Acknowledgement generation and reconciliation

  • Setting up Communication Protocols – SFTP, AS2 or VAN

Testing

  • Performing Unit Tests of process workflows

  • Performing Unit Tests of Translation Maps

  • Performing connectivity tests with Trading Partners and back end ERP/ Applications

  • 997 Functional Acknowledgement generation and reconciliation

  • Integration Testing with back end Application/ ERP and trading Partners.

Parallel Processing

  • Processing both EDI and paper documents until you and your trading partner are satisfied and comfortable with the new process. All users from affected departments must be involved with parallel processing.

Production Planning

  • System Maintenance

  • On-going 24x7 Operational Support


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