Stuff, stuff, and more stuff

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EDIFACT support in Evergreen - presentation at the 2011 Evergreen Conference.

EDIFACT support in Evergreen - presentation at the 2011 Evergreen Conference.

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  • 1. Stuff, stuff, and more stuff – acquisitions with EDI
    • Galen Charlton, Equinox Software
    • 29 April 2011
  • 2.
    • EDI
    • Evergreen’s approach
    • Setting up for EDI
    • Workflows
  • 3. EDI
    • There are two main EDI standards in use: EDIFACT and X12
    • Evergreen currently supports EDIFACT
    • Want X12 support? That’s an opportunity to contribute
  • 4. EDIFACT
    • UN/EDIFACT
    • You can order and track aircraft with that!
    • EDItEUR
  • 5. Example ORDERS message
  • 6. EDIFACT messages
    • ORDERS
    • INVOIC
    • ORDRSP
  • 7. Setting up for EDI
    • Herd the free kittens!
      • edi_fetcher.pl
      • edi_pusher.pl
      • action_trigger_runner.pl
      • A/T template
      • edi_translator
  • 8. Setting up for EDI
    • Vendor records
    • SANs
    • EDI profiles
    • Shipping messages around
  • 9. EDI profile
  • 10. Workflows – Ordering
    • Do normal process for selecting and ordering
    • When it comes time to activate, magic happens!
  • 11. Behind the magic
    • Activation triggers event to ...
    • Gather order information into JSON ...
    • That edi_pusher fetches and ...
    • Converts to EDIFACT using edi_translator ...
    • Then sends to vendor
  • 12. Workflows – responses
    • Order responses
      • Update statuses
    • Invoices
      • Create invoices
      • You still have to approve them – Evergreen doesn’t pay your providers, at least not yet
  • 13. Coming down the pike
    • Enriched orders
    • More testing, more partners
  • 14. Thanks!
    • Galen Charlton
    • VP for Data Services, Equinox
    • [email_address]