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					       EDI or DIE
                Stuart Richler
                   President
                G.T.R. Data Inc.
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            G.T.R. Data Inc.
 • Foresight affiliate & solution partner since
     1984
 •   Developed
     • Canadian Payroll 1984
     • US Payroll 1992
     • Human Resources 1993
     • EDI Module 1993

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                   Agenda

• Discussion about existing features
• Introduce new enhancements
• Discussion about 856, UCC-128 etc.
• EDIFACT
• Supported Documents

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       EDI Features - General

• Supports all ANSI X.12, VICS, AIAG
    standards.
•   Does not require the use of a third-party
    translator.
•   Multi-company and Multi-division support.



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        EDI Features - Partners

• Unlimited number of partners.
• Trading partners can be used by all companies and
    divisions.
•   Multiple partners can use the same interchange
    envelope partner.
•   Generating and receiving options of EDI data is
    maintained by trading partner, as well as
    information specific to a particular transaction set.

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        EDI Features - Mapping

•   Support for all versions of the ANSI X.12 standard is
    provided. Default transaction set mappings for all versions
    supported are also provided..
•   Segment mapping can be done for all trading partners, or
    for a specific trading partner.
•   You can define which database fields are to be used when
    generating EDI transaction sets, and can specify the field
    to use when assigning elements from incoming transaction
    sets.


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       EDI Features - Mapping
•   An open-ended translation facility exists to convert data
    from incoming or outgoing transaction sets. This allows
    you to specify the “correct” EDI abbreviation for things
    such as unit of measure and currency coded. When
    processing incoming data, the translation feature allows
    you to determine the correct item number and/or customer
    number from the transaction set information provided.




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        EDI Features - Mapping

•   Formulas are used to specify the values to be placed in
    generated transaction sets. The formula can be up to 240
    characters, can refer to database files, fields, constants,
    other formulas, and PROGRESS functions such as IF
    THEN ELSE, MINIMUM and MAXIMUM.
•   Utilities are provided to copy system transaction set
    mappings to trading partners, and to copy a trading
    partners transaction set mappings to other trading partners..



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             EDI Features - Send

•   Allows you to specify whether or not a particular
    document type (i.e. purchase orders, invoices, etc.), is to be
    sent via EDI by customer and/or vendor.
•   Documents to be sent via EDI are not printed on standard
    form when a document is printed. They can be printed on
    stock-tab if a paper copy is required.
•   You can specify which version of the ANSI X.12 standard
    to use for a particular trading partner and document type.



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            EDI Features - Send

•   Details of when the EDI documents was generated, along
    with the user and terminal that generated the data is kept
    on file.
•   A batch number is assigned to EDI documents when they
    are generated. This allows you to easily re-send a large
    number of documents in the event of a system crash or
    communications failure.
•   Generated transaction sets are automatically backed up on
    disk, once they are processed..


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         EDI Features - Receive

•   An incoming purchase order can be converted into either a
    quotation or sales order.
•   You can define which database field a particular data
    element goes into.
•   Incoming data elements can be “translated” before being
    assigned to a database field.




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         EDI Features - Receive

•   A “simulation” mode is provided when processing
    incoming EDI documents. This allows you to verify
    incoming transaction sets before actually creating
    documents in the system.
•   Incoming transaction sets are automatically backed up on
    disk, as a safety precaution, once they are processed.
•   Formulas may be applied to incoming elements.



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EDI Features - Acknowledgments
 •   Outgoing acknowledgments are generated immediately
     when incoming transaction sets are processed.
 •   Allows you to specify whether or not acknowledgments
     are to be sent for a particular trading partner.
 •   Outgoing Acknowledgments can be reviewed at any time
 •   The ability to regenerate outgoing acknowledgments is
     provided. Details of when the acknowledgments was
     generated, along with the user and terminal that generated
     the acknowledgment are kept on file.

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EDI Features - Acknowledgments
 •   A batch number is assigned to outgoing EDI
     acknowledgments when they are generated. This allows
     you to easily re-send a large number of acknowledgments
     in the event of a system crash or communications failure.
 •   Incoming acknowledgments will update the EDI document
     record automatically to indicate that the trading partner has
     acknowledged your outgoing documents.




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          New Enhancements

• The ability to define separate input/output
    directories by partner.
•   Definition of a communication script to be
    executed after the generation process.
•   Create “reversing” translation tables
    automatically.


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          New Enhancements
• EDI message review has been enhanced.
• UNIX script for wrapping unwrapped data.
• Progress 8 compatibility.
• Specify document types on generation of EDI data.
• Acknowledge multiple documents within one FA as
  well as acknowledge by functional group.




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                      ASN’s
         The Document from Hell

• There are many different shipping
  documents required by partners:
  • Pick/Pack-different items/carton
     • by pallet (tare)/carton (pack) /item
  • Standard Pack-same item/carton
     • by item/pallet (tare)/carton (pack)


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                FA Example
Separate sets   Multiple docs   Single Group
per document    per Set
ST               ST                   ST
AK1              AK1                  AK1
AK2              AK2                  AK9
AK5              AK5                  SE
AK9              AK2
SE               AK5
ST               AK9
.........        SE


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                     ASN’s




• We have designed a shipping module that allows for
  box/carton/pallet assignments plus UCC-128 label
  printing.


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                  EDIFACT

• EDIFACT is the standard
    in the rest of the World.
•   We will provide a direct
    translation to EDIFACT.
•   Release 2nd qtr 1998.



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        Future Enhancements

• Better rip ‘n read with print templates for
    loaded data.
•   Acknowledge when inputting to holder file.
•   Better handling of holder file.
•   Improvement to segment override and
    segment list.

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       Currently Supporting
              SEND
• 810 - Invoices
• 820 - Remittances (beta)
• 850 - Purchase Order
• 855 - Purchase Order Acknowledgment
• 856 - Advance Shipping Notice
• 860 - Purchase Order Change
• 997 - Functional Acknowledgment
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          Currently Supporting
                Receive
•   810 Invoices
     • Received as A/P Vouchers
•   850 Purchase Orders
     • Receive as Orders or Quotations
•   820 Remittances (beta)
•   830 Sales Forecasts
•   864 Text
•   997 Acknowledgments


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            G.T.R. Data Inc.
                How to reach us

                     •   Phone 514-738-6680



                     •   Fax 514-738-8538



                     •   gtr@gtrdata.com
                     •   http://www.gtrdata.com


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          Thank You
        for Attending.
    Your feedback is important to us!
    Please complete and hand in your
evaluation form at the end of this session.
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