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Stuff, stuff, and more stuff

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

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  • Another extremely informative presentation by Galen about the current state of EDI support in Evergreen (2.0).
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Stuff, stuff, and more stuff

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

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