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Key Features of QAD EDI eCommerce

  • Provides effective management of EDI communications between trading partners (customers and suppliers), QAD Enterprise Applications and other enterprise solutions
  • Saves testing, development and implementation time through easily defined trading partner maps at the user interface level
  • Supports the exchange of business documents in QAD's standards-neutral format (SNF) and XML-formatted messages
  • Supports all supported versions of ANSI X.12, EDIFACT, ODETTE, VDA, RND, and XML/EDI
  • Links to QAD Customer Consignment consumption, Supplier Drop Ship (EMT), Kanban activity, XML integration, and Supply Chain Portal ASNs
  • Links to QAD Enterprise Financials to support various banking transactions including the creation of bank payments and sending/receiving bank statements
  • Provides gateways to process the EDI Warehouse transactions
  • Is “table based,” which allows an EDI operator to resolve most data issues rather than needing an IT resource
  • Ensures a globally oriented EDI solution
  • Includes a Configurable Toolset for developing and maintaining EDI transaction sets

The QAD Total eCommerce Solution combines QAD EDI eCommerce solution with the Sterling Commerce Gentran Integration Suite (GIS). GIS is a B2B gateway that provides communications, mapping, security and trading partner management services for information exchange. Together, these solutions support the exchange of business documents through any EDI, Internet or file-based message format

The QAD Total eCommerce Solution delivers the flexibility to manage and maintain B2B requirements internally or through a variety of outsourcing options via our EDI Managed Services Program. In addition to the software, the QAD Total eCommerce Solution also provides implementation support and services provided by QAD EDI consultants. Key features include:

XML Features

  • Recognizes inbound XML documents and translates them into structured QAD Enterprise Applications business documents
  • Allows trading partners that require QAD Enterprise Applications output in XML form to set up EDI eCommerce to mark exported data elements with specified XML tags. User-defined tags specified as part of file definitions can include either attribute- or element-based XML
  • Supports HTTP connectivity with external applications, such as HTTP servers, exchanging XML documents with QAD Enterprise Applications
  • Supports connections with middleware products, such as IBM WebSphere MQ Series, which provides message transport services between applications

Continuity with Existing Products

  • Contains slightly different mapping requirements for XML documents
  • Keeps standard EDI eCommerce functionality including callable Progress functions, error management, audit tracking, expanded reporting capabilities and the ability the manage turnaround data
  • Preserves much of the existing trading partner set-up data and can be modified as needed to support the tagged formats
  • The trading partner document specifications are applicable to processing EDI data whether you are connecting to the Internet using HTTP or delivering an XML-formatted message to a middleware product or a back-end application.

Improved Interoperability

  • Connects to a variety of Web application services, as well as message queues to allow for connections to inventory visibility applications such as QAD Supply Chain Portal
  • Enables the exchange of business managers between individual domains as well as between each of multiple domains and their specific trading partners

Through Sterling Commerce Gentran Integration Suite (GIS), customers have additional interoperability options, including access to business and messaging adapters, enterprise application integration (EAI) and federated security