New managed service empowers trading partners to take control of error-prone EDI data, reducing downstream delays and increasing accuracy
ATLANTA, GA – November 18, 2013
Liaison Technologies, a global integration and data management company, today announced Liaison Business Validation Service, a managed service that validates EDI data for both syntax and business rules compliance. The service empowers suppliers to check their EDI data against a trading partner’s implementation conditions. If an error arises, the supplier has the opportunity to fix the issue before sending the data on for processing, reducing downstream delays and increasing accuracy. With Liaison Business Validation Service, enterprises can also verify documents they receive prior to processing. For Liaison EDI Notepad Professional users, Business Validation Service is a subscription service that can be activated through the EDI Notepad Pro license.
“Inaccurate, non-compliant EDI data costs companies millions of dollars annually,” said Robert Fox, vice president of application development for Liaison Technologies. “Liaison Business Validation Service helps enterprises minimize many costly downstream headaches associated with bad EDI data by enabling suppliers to check their EDI data and troubleshoot issues prior to sending the data to trading partners. Even with an upfront EDI certification requirement, there’s no guarantee that production data will meet the requirements. By validating EDI data first, suppliers can come to trading partners ready to test and implement their real-world data, resulting in shorter test cycles and lower costs for everyone.”
When a new EDI trading partner comes on board, the enterprise has two options to streamline EDI data validation. For periodic checks, they can provide the trading partner with access to EDI Notepad; Liaison’s industry leading tool to validate, acknowledge, create, edit, and send EDI. Liaison embeds the enterprise’s implementation conditions into EDI Notepad so partners can graphically see whether an EDI document complies with the company’s business rules. This is especially helpful during the testing phase, but also helps each time the trading partner sends an invalid document. For continuous checks, Liaison plugs the trading partner in to the Business Validation Service so partners can verify payloads of data against the enterprise’s implementation conditions before documents are sent. Based on standard web services, every payload can be checked, and web reports allow partners to correct any issues.
For partners who don’t have EDI systems, Liaison can enable Athena; the company’s web-based, SaaS EDI application that allows partners to enter data into web forms. Athena provides a low-cost onramp solution for partners into the enterprise’s EDI network. The Athena portal naturally fits into the enterprise’s existing framework, providing rapid, easy efficiency for even the smallest trading partners.
Liaison Business Validation Service is available with a library of business rules for over 2,000 different documents spanning 600 major trading partners. Customers will be able to immediately leverage this vast library of major partner business rules. For more information on Liaison Business Validation Service, visit liaison.opentext.com/EDIvalidation.
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit liaison.opentext.com.
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