Features and benefits
WebSphere® Data Interchange, V3.3 supports the following key capabilities and benefits:
Robust EDI Translator
WebSphere Data Interchange facilitates the creation, deployment, execution, and management of data transformation, and related standards-based processing, between standards-based EDI and XML formats and internal application data formats. It also supports other requirements for EDI Trading Partner® integration such as standards-based data and syntax validation, trading partner profiles, enveloping, and EDI functional acknowledgment management.
Data Transformation and Standards Support
WebSphere Data Interchange supports data mapping and transformation between standards-based EDI and internal application data formats. Standards supported include, but are not limited to, ANSI X12, UN/EDIFACT, and UCS. WebSphere Data Interchange supports the subsets of the published ANSI X12 and UN/EDIFACT standards as interpreted by industries such as retail, transportation, electronics, financial services automotive, petroleum, health care, insurance, and manufacturing.
SOA and BPM
WebSphere Data Interchange can operate as a stand-alone EDI system or it can be integrated with other enterprise applications, either through its WebSphere MQ-based interface, or through its own APIs, including a new Java™ API which allows WebSphere Data Interchange to be invoked as a Web Service in SOA or Business Process Management (BPM) implementations. WebSphere Data Interchange may also be integrated with WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (for supporting flexible and modular connectivity and messaging), or WebSphere Message Broker (for supporting powerful data manipulation and integration between disparate sources of data) or WebSphere Process Server (for supporting the automation and management of business processes) among other WebSphere business integration products.
External Connectivity through WebSphere Partner Gateway
WebSphere Data Interchange may be used in conjunction with WebSphere Partner Gateway, a B2B gateway, which supports a broad range of transport connectivity methods such as, but not limited to, EDIINT AS1, AS2 and AS3, ebXML ebMS 2.0, RosettaNet RNIF 1.1 and 2.0, cXML, CIDX Chem eStandards 4.0, and SOAP with attachments. It also supports connectivity with EDI Value Added Networks through FTP scripting.