What is Web EDI?
Web EDI is a relatively new term in the B2B data
It appeared as a reaction to on one side relatively
expensive and therefore unavailable technologies
of traditional EDI and the opportunities offered
by the new communication channels on the other.
The new efficient means of communication - especially
the Internet - offer a new business paradigm referred
to as the "Network Economy" where companies
use the new technologies to integrate their business
processes. One of the typical features of the
Network Economy is the speed with which transactions
are realized. To be able to follow this pace,
business chains must be able to exchange information
such as what and when should be delivered very
quickly. In the past, the "traditional EDI"
was fulfilling this role. However for small and
medium sized companies, this technology was not
accessible due to rather high costs and and a
WebEDI offers an alternative. Due to the fact
that connection to the Internet has largely increased
its availability, reliability and security while
decreasing the connection price, WebEDI provides
an easy and inexpensive way of connecting companies
to a server working as a "data exchange center".
WebEDI is, therefore, quickly replacing older
EDI technologies anywhere where there is a need
for large-scale and fast deployment.
Web EDI offers you the opportunity to start to
exchange electronic messages with your partners:
- in a
- at very low costs
What is the EdiPax approach to Web EDI?
EdiPax, when implementing the Web EDI technology,
went even further.
Based on the experience we have gained and on
the strategy of integration of the Web EDI technology
to other Pax Family products, EdiPax introduces
net-EDI. The advantage of this approach
is the open architecture of the solution together
with the possibility to integrate the net-EDI
solution with other EdiPax applications which
already conform with the net enterprise technology.
This, for example, gives an opportunity to the
users of our net-EDI to migrate at any time to
an automated client/server solution and therefore
optimize their data-exchange workloads.
It is a fully distributable modular solution that
can grow with your needs!
How does it work?
The principle is very simple.
Business Partners receive their messages in their
"mailboxes" on our server. These messages
are then processed according to the specifications
of the customer - for instance an ORDER message
is received in EDIFACT data format and is converted
into an in-house XML format and a notification
upon its arrival in the mailbox is sent to the
owner of the mailbox.
You have several possibilities how to access
your data based on your requirements.
You can choose between several EdiPax products
to access your data:
Web Connect - connect to your mailbox through
your web browser
EDI Browser - download your data on your disk
and browse their content off-line
solution - automate the process of receiving
and converting of your messages
solution - Pax Server v3 - fulfilling all your
Do you have low message volumes?
Is the traditional EDI too expensive for you?
You do not want to spend extra money on an exchange
of a few messages per month? Then we have a perfect
solution for you. You can start with our basic
package for FREE!!! There is absolutely
no risk for you. The limitation is the number
of messages you can receive per month and you
have to check out for your messages manually on
our server. Of course, at any time, you can decide
to upgrade in order to get all the benefits such
as: message notification, automated mode, export
in your in-house format etc.
Do you have large message volumes?
For you, we have also several choices. Time is
critical for your business, you do not have time
to go and search if you have new messages. We
have a fully automated processing when messages
are delivered to your machine. You have absolute
control over the data flows.
And what is the technology behind?
We know how your data is important to you.
Therefore we use only secure communication channels.
The communication channels and method of use are
based on your specific needs:
- We offer
a secure HTTPS access to our server through a regular
Internet browser in an attended mode
messages are encrypted
- A client
access running on your local machine which connects to
our server to retrieve/send new messages. This offers
the fully automated operation.
converter to XML, Access, Flat File and Microsoft
Biztalk Server. Export to Microsoft SQL server (SQL
2000 XML queries) and Oracle XML (8i) will be ready
- A PaxServer v3 solution.
A strategic decision. Getting the full service.
Run your own net-EDI.
EdiPax has large expertise in the field of
EDI, we have a full range of EDI related products
and the capacity to master new web technologies.
But not only that, the mission of EdiPax is to
provide high quality solutions at very low costs.
This is the reason why EdiPax decided to offer
a package available for anybody. You can connect
and receive your messages online on our server
We believe we have a solution
for YOUR business!