EXTOL Business Integrator

 

The EBI Studio will help you build integrations between cloud applications, external trading partners, internal applications and services, and enterprise data resources.

It is designed so you can reuse work you have already done, and it “learns” from all of your activity. Your design time and effort is significantly reduced via the Smart Mapper which uses previously created objects and rulesets, history profiles, wizards, and pre-defined maps.

Use the EBI Studio to:

  • Create new integration processes in minutes without coding.
  • Define and build your projects
  • Organize your projects into a structured collection that contains objects specific to each trading partner
  • Use a logical Workbench to access and operate every EBI module
  • Employ wizards to help you identify and use metadata to define business documents in EDI, XML, flat file, spreadsheet, and database syntaxes
  • Use Smart Mapping to quickly apply mapping rules to transform, enrich, and route business data. The Smart Mapping engine in the Integration Studio will suggest an appropriate set of rules which you can approve or modify after it is displayed. Smart Mapping uses history to identify common patterns. Over time, the Smart Mapper will become more adept at creating maps as the number of “known” elements and processes increase.
  • Access the Integration Pattern RepositoryTM (IPR) – A cloud-based repository of mapping history patterns for popular commercial applications such as JD Edwards, Oracle EBS, SAP ERP, TMW IES (ICC), and TMW Suite. The patterns can be imported directly into the EBI Smart Mapping tool.
  • Use the Migration Assistant to migrate metadata changes to your transformation maps across syntax categories (EDI, XML, etc.)
  • Configure Integrators, Events, and Schedules
  • Test your processes and configurations before going live
  • Onboard new trading partners using pre-existing EDI data samples using the EDI Provisioning Assistant

Example of what EBI can do:

  1. An EBI Business Process is activated, either manually, scheduled, or by an event such as the appearance of a file in a directory, an incoming web service call, a database trigger, or notification by an application outside of EBI.
  2. A transformation is performed on the source data so that the data can be stored (such as in a database) or sent to another destination (for example, an XML file sent to a trading partner).
  3. If you are receiving data, the target data will be converted to the required format using the EXTOL Data Integrators (EDI, XML, database, flat file, spreadsheet) and sent to the appropriate destination.
  4. A XML Customer Shipment Order may be sent via FTP to a trading partner, followed by an email being sent to the trading partner warehouse to let them know that the Shipment Order has been sent and the order is about to be shipped.
  5. Additional business logic can be applied to these activities including validating incoming data before processing it, or adding content that is not included in the original source data but that is required in your system.
 

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EXTOL Business Integrator is a Java-based application that runs on Windows, Linux, or i OS. Here are the design and run-time requirements:

  EXTOL Business Integrator (for production)
Processor 64-bit processor. For optimum performance, EXTOL recommends a dedicated server.
Operating System Windows, i OS, Linux
*See Policy on Operating System Support for Java-Based Products for more details.
RAM 4 GB or greater
Disk space Minimum 500 MB plus storage for user integration projects and related objects
Other JDBC driver v2.1 or higher for database adapters
 
  EBI Studio (for design)
Processor 64-bit processor
Operating System Windows, Linux
*See Policy on Operating System Support for Java-Based Products for more details.
RAM 2 GB or greater
Disk space Minimum 500 MB plus storage for user integration projects and related objects
Other Minimum 1024 x 768 monitor resolution
JDBC driver v2.1 or higher for database adapters


The following additional requirements apply to installation of EBI on IBM i OS (i5/OS):

  • Java PTFs (levels & options vary by OS)
  • QShell Interpreter
  • PASE Environment
  • Java Developer Kit
  • J2SE 6.0 (32 bit)
  • Toolbox for Java
  • IBM i Tools for Developers
  • Crypto Access Provider 128-bit for AS/400

Note: Included in the EBI on IBM i Series product is the automated EXTOL Readiness Suite, which will analyze your system and identify which of the required OS-level PTFs are - or are not - currently installed on your system.

 

Quickly facilitate and automate the way that you - and your trading partners - want to do business.

The EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) gives you a single, middleware platform you can use to integrate your data and applications without coding. EBI is a learn-once, apply-to-many tool that you can use to build maps, business rules, processes, event triggers, and manage exceptions and alerts.


  • Runs on Windows, Linux, or the IBM i (AS/400)
    If you migrate from one operating system to another, you will be able to easily move all of your application integrations to the new system.
  • Provides Data Integrators for EDI, XML, database, flat file, and spreadsheet data
    Smart integration that structures the data in the format (look and feel) of the syntax.
  • Supports ANSI X12 and EDIFACT EDI standards
  • Provides Application Integrators for ERPs and other applications
    Integrate with commercial or custom applications that rely on web services, files, databases, messaging, and application-specific APIs.
  • Includes communications functions (AS2, Web services, FTP, FTP/S, SFTP, and SMTP)
  • Automates the building and running of integration processes using Smart Mapping, object generation and reusability
    For example, the Smart Mapper™ uses history to identify common patterns and becomes more adept at creating maps.
  • Integrates SaaS applications and external Web Services with internal applications and data

The EXTOL Business Integrator platform is widely used by companies across multiple industries to introduce new efficiencies to stay competitive. Our power users have been able to virtually eliminate custom coding, so common in integration implementations, and use EXTOL’s products as the hub of their entire IT infrastructure.

We have a 95% customer retention rate for a reason. The EXTOL Business Integrator – and our way of doing business – provide a robust, adaptable integration platform that simple, and less capable integration products can’t match.

 

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DOT Foods uses EBI to:
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• Increase data transaction speed
• Automate 80% of PO process
• Receive 20% more POs each month
• Eliminate data entry errors
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The EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) is a fully integrated, self-contained integration platform that can be installed in minutes and offers the same navigation infrastructure no matter what type of integration process you are building or managing.

It replaces EDI translators, mapping tools, XML integrators, data integration tools, communication gateways and web services toolkits. You can build, test, run, and manage data, application, and cloud integrations – with one investment in software and skills.

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What's Included:

  • EBI Studio (2 licenses included)
    A GUI-based design-time toolset you can use on your local workstation to design, build, and test integration projects without coding.
  • Test Environment (1 license included)
    A fully functional instance of the EBI server that you can use to test integration configurations built using the EBI Integration Studio before putting them into production.
  • Production Environment (1 license included)
    The EBI run-time server is used to put the projects you have built and tested into production, and monitor those activities. You can deploy, maintain, and manage your integration environment.
  • Disaster Recovery License (1 license included)
    If your production server ever fails, this license gives you the ability to immediately shift to a backup environment you have created, using your own replication systems and methodologies.
  • Log Warehouse
    The Log Warehouse server stores historical transactions, and is accessible through the Dashboard.
  • Dashboard (Unlimited seats)
    A Web-based dashboard server that you can use to run pre-defined EDI transaction-based and graphic reports. Reports show EDI trading partner and message volumes, types, and activity, inbound and outbound errors, exceptions, and more – on demand or on a schedule. As you build your integration configurations in the EBI Integration Studio, you can specify which data elements that you will want to search against in the future, to accommodate the way your users search for transactions.
  • Database Monitor
    Using triggers and filtering rules, you can use this tool to set off events and processes in response to database actions.
  • Maps
    You can license EBI for 100, 200, 300, 400, or unlimited data transformation maps. You an also add maps in increments of 50. There is no limit to the number of times you can run the maps, or the number of times you modify or replace them. Integrators and “Map Packs” can be added with a simple license change.
  • EXTOL Secure Exchange (ESX) AS2 Server
    ESX can send and receive data in any format, including EDI, XML, and flat files.
    (1 Test and 1 Production Environment with unlimited trading partners)
  • Web Services
    Create and maintain SOAP and REST consumers and providers without programming.
  • FTP Support
    Exchange data with external FTP servers via standard FTP, FTPS, and SFTP.
  • SMTP
    The leading email delivery service standard.
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Additional options for securly transmitting and tracking data between internal systems and with trading partners:

 

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Data Integrator Options:

Your trading partners will ask you to accept or send data in different forms. The EXTOL Business Integrator platform allows you to purchase and “switch on” the data integrators you need, as you need them. Using the same powerful toolset included in the EXTOL Business Integrator platform, you can work with EDI, XML, flat files, databases and spreadsheets. You can also retrieve data from your internal applications and add it to or update records on a different internal application.

While they all share a common navigational interface that you can “learn once and apply to all,” the schema editor you will use to build configurations are appropriate for each type of data.

All of these Integrators work with the other integrators. For example, if you have the EDI Integrator, Database Integrator, and Flat File Integrator, you can build direct maps between EDI functions and environments including flat files and databases.

If you only need EDI and XML today, that’s all you will need to purchase. If you are likely to use several or all of the data integrators, you will want to ask about our cost-effective “full bundle” option, which combines the EXTOL Business Integrator platform with all of the Data Integrators.

 

EDI

EDI Integrator

The EDI Integrator brings enterprise-grade EDI functionality to mid-size businesses that need reliability, fast onboarding of trading partners, customizable alerts, and a Web-based dashboard. You can create, test, and deploy EDI integration processes from beginning to end, with the help of time-saving wizards.
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  Spreadsheet

Spreadsheet Integrator

Our customers use the Spreadsheet Integrator to automate their interactions with trading partners when those partners prefer to use spreadsheets to send and receive documents such as purchase orders, ship notices, and invoices.
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XML

XML Integrator

The XML Integrator transforms XML data by using schemas to access XML document contents, structures, and validation constraints. You will be able to meet industry, application, or partner-defined conventions.
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  Database

Database Integrator

The Database Integrator will help you manage database integration applications that will consume or produce relational database content, and synchronize with partners, applications, or data.
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Flat File

Flat File Integrator

The Flat File Integrator supports both fixed and delimited flat files, both single-format and multi-format.
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Application Integrator Options:

SAP

SAP® Integrator

The EXTOL Application Integrator for SAP gives you three ways to build integrations with your SAP applications: via IDocs, the Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI) and Web Services (using W3C v1.1 WSDL).
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  Oracle

Oracle® Integrator

The EXTOL Application Integrator for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) provides three APIs that can be used to interact with the Oracle E-Business Suite: the Oracle e-Commerce Gateway (ECG) interface, XML gateway, and SOA Gateway.
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1WorldSync and GDSN

Data Synchronizer

The EXTOL Data Synchronizer for 1WorldSync and GDSN is an integration framework that automates data synchronization with demand-side partners.
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  JD Edwards

JD Edwards® Integrator

The EXTOL Application Integrator for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne improves traditional Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne/World integration and application delivery.
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Licensing Options:

  • On-premise Perpetual License
    Deploy and use EXTOL Business Integrator on a computer you own or lease.
 
  • On-premise Subscription
    Deploy and use EXTOL Business Integrator on a computer you own or lease for a 1, 2, or 3 year subscription term. Requires a Managed Services Agreement.

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