White Paper Library

Modernizing EDI: Best Practices for Project Planning and Migration

Businesses that invest in modern EDI capabilities are more agile, more scalable and efficient, and easier to do business with. Realizing the full benefit of Modern EDI ultimately requires migration of existing EDI infrastructure, implementation assets, and processes. This second part of the Modernizing EDI series covers proven best practices that can reduce risk and make it easier to achieve your EDI modernization goals.
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Is Best-of-Breed Breaking Your IT Backend?

Business managers are driving the selection of best-of-breed applications, but this is creating a backend nightmare for IT professionals, who are responsible for the integration of all IT resources. Find out what companies are doing to integrate, govern, and secure all their file and data resources, without changing the applications their organization depends on. * Registration required.

Modernizing EDI: Drivers, Options, and Success Factors

Modern technical innovations are affecting transaction protocols, document types, communication methods, security, and the "interfaces" available for integration. With such dramatic changes, many businesses are discovering that their current EDI solutions are simply not keeping up. * Registration required.

Best Practices for On-Boarding Trading Partners

Nahid Jilovec turns her attention and analysis to the best practices for on-boarding new trading partners. Since faster on-boarding is one of the main problems our programs solve for clients, and Nahid always does a good job of putting it all into perspective, we are glad to be able to share this with you. * Registration required.

Integration Beyond EDI: Four Critical Success Factors

Too many companies overlook high-value opportunities to automate integration of applications, data, external partners and cloud services. And where broader automation agendas do exist, piecemeal implementation strategies frequently limit the extent to which automation is achievable and inflate the costs of integration delivery and maintenance. In this EXTOL white paper, we compare EDI integration with other business integration models, and identify four keys to achieving broader business automation, “beyond EDI”. * Registration required.

Integration Consequences of Replacing Legacy Applications

When changes in business require the replacement of legacy applications, your strategy should consider all impacted areas, including other applications, your infrastructure, integrations, technology stack, security and skills.

To simplify the objectives, approach, and work effort, you will want to consider replacing or enhancing existing and new integrations.

In this white paper, award-winning e-commerce author, Nahid Jilovec, provides 8 tips to:

  • Avoid high risk and cost with proper analysis and planning techniques
  • Establish a sequence of application replacement tasks
  • Adopt integration best practices to drive greater efficiency
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Mapping Strategies for e-Business Integration

Data transformation mapping for B2B, application, data, and cloud is a major source of integration cost and errors, in many businesses.

In his latest white paper, Jim O’Leary, Vice President of Product Strategy for EXTOL International, explains the benefits of “scalable” mapping strategies that combine mapping patterns and automated assistance to create working maps in minutes or hours, rather than days. * Registration required.

Replacing Legacy EDI Systems

So many of our customers are making the shift from legacy EDI systems to object-oriented integration systems that we asked Nahid Jilovec, an EDI veteran, to write a white paper about it. If you're considering the shift, you will appreciate Nahid's key findings and best practices.

Topics Nahid covers:
- Where EDI is going, and how to get there faster
- What modularity, dashboards, and a phased approach can do for you
- Deciding if replacing or extending makes the most sense in your situation
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Top Ten "Must Haves" of an Integration Solution

As companies consider the vast amount of solutions available to become fully integrated, they might try to reduce their cost by combining several specific types of integration solutions, known as point solutions. This approach oftentimes over extends the capabilities of each integration, leading businesses to again search for a more comprehensive integration solution.

In order to truly streamline processes and get the most timely and accurate information, consider the following “must have” integration approaches outlined in a white paper by Nahid Jilovec, that will help you identify which solution will best meet all business and technical requirements.
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Part 1: Accelerating Business Integration: The Case for Design-time Automation
Part 2: Accelerating Business Integration: Seven Design-time Automation Examples

In a two-part white paper from EXTOL, find out how automated methods are making it possible to deliver customized business-to-business (B2B), application-to-application (A2A), and data integration results faster and at far lower cost than was possible just a few years ago. * Registration required.