What is an EDI mapping actually needed for?
Mapping today means more than just the original mapping, i.e. the entry of collected data into a map. When something is mapped, it is correctly assigned and fits together. When data is mapped in IT, this refers to a process in which data elements are mapped between different data models in order to integrate information.
No longer magic!
After modifications of X.400 by Deutsche Telekom and the upcoming conversion to new TLS encryption protocols, users of the formerly popular EDI converter m@gic EDDY should now look for alternatives.
Why AS2 is the optimal EDI communication protocol
AS2 is enjoying increasing popularity and is now one of the most frequently used communication protocols for electronic data interchange (EDI): Applicability Statemenent 2, or AS2 for short. Its triumphal procession can be explained by the fact that it combines the positive aspects of all other common protocols.
EDI and EAI in one
EDI is regarded as the final stage of electronic data interchange. With electronic data exchange, information reaches far beyond e-mail and is fully automated from the sender to the receiver system - without human intervention and without anyone controlling the transmitted document, possibly transferring data from there manually into the company's own ERP system.