EDI monitoring and archiving is an important part of your operations for EDIFACT/X12 and the corresponding XML documents. It should be fast to retrieve the documents by searching for partner, order number, and also to find all related documents. I’m looking for customers that want to help develop the product with me, so we can build it so it suits your requirements.
Many years ago I was creating a B2B Arching tool to make it easier to archive messages in a smart way. I ended up coding quite a bit of it my self, and was not able to sell it. Now it is time to try again because so much is changing in the integration world and I got a developer team that has built the Figaf IRT tool to test SAP PI/PO
I have been talking with some SAP customers and they are looking for a way to make it easier to archive their EDI (EDIFACT/X12) messages and use it as a tool to monitor what has been sent and received. The cool thing about EDI is that it is fairly simple to build a parser that allows you to parse the links and references between documents. That way you don’t need to make into a configuration for each mapping or scenario.
On the PI system the only thing you need to add is the SAP Archive Module and then the application can handle the rest. Then you can filter the documents based on partners or other information.
Short demo video of the User interface and how easy it is to browse the relations between documents.
Check out the full presentation of the project.
What is the best way to deploy this and where should the payload be saved. In a cloud system or some on a content server. I do have a lot of ideas on how to improve but think you will also have some ideas.
There is the part of the retention of data, how do we ensure that orders are saved 3 months in one country and invoices are saved 7 years in another country. We will need some configuration to specify how it will work and how to get data.
I’m looking for customers that would be interested in a solution and can help us with getting the correct requirements for it. We expect to be able to deliver a solution in 2-3 months depending on the requirements.
If you are interested send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s have a talk on your requirements.