In Jim Albright’s September blog post of What is the Dollar Value of Integration? Part 1: Time to Revenue there is discussion of how fast an EDI integration can occur. This discussion focuses on the order-to-cash cycle EDI documents and how soon they can be in developed, tested, and promoted to production.
As many of us know, EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) is more than an EDI integrator, it is an Any-to-Any Integrator. To many companies the purchase of EXTOL is an investment and we will show how we can companies can realize a faster ROI (Return on Investment)
In a previous EBI/JDEdwards E1 implementation we were able to show the EXTOL end-user that they could start using realizing savings on day one by using EBI’s A2A (Application-to-Application) capabilities.
The JDEdwards customer was migrating from OneWorld to E1 and had four E1 environments.
- DV- Development
- PY- Testing
- CV- Conversion
- PD- Production
During the E1 implementation phase there were business requirements that necessitated data to be migrated between the 4 environments at a whim. JDEdwards required the data to be in a spreadsheet/csv format to properly export/import the data sets such as:
- Purchase Orders (F47011/F47012)
- Invoices (F47046/F47047
- Address book table entries (F0101)
- Trading Partner Master table entries (F4780)
The EXTOL user did not have the time nor patience to put together neatly formatted data spreadsheets to feed into JDEdwards. However, they did have EXTOL Business Integrator. Having just purchased EBI a few days ago, the new EXTOL client was able to migrate data between their 4 environments within hours.
This allowed the customer to focus on actual JDE development and on-board their EDI trading partners faster.
By: Sean Hoppe on