MegaXML/FourthShift B2B E-commerce Solution
B2B E-commerce EDI is the heart of doing business between company buyers and suppliers. Unfortunately, EDI software available in the market requires staff with EDI expertise and tremendous efforts to keep up with frequent EDI changes required by customers. Adding new clients to your EDI system requires a colossal effort with resulting delays in on-boarding. In order to gain operational efficiencies more and more companies are looking to outsource EDI processes reducing IT resource requirements.
MegaXML is fully automated set of customized E-commerce pipelines. EDI and EDIFACT documents are automatically exchanged between B2B trading partners around globe. Inbound EDI documents are translated and mapped by MegaXML into required FourthShift formats and transferred to customers. Similarly for outbound, whenever the FourthShift system is ready to send Shipping Notices (ASN) and Invoices, the MegaXML pipeline gets activated and FourthShift data is translated into required EDI, EDIFACT or XML documents and delivered to appropriate trading partner(s).
Hosted and completely managed EDI solution
Task Performance Group, Inc. (TPG) provides hosted and completely managed EDI integration solution on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. Our state-of-art datacenter is located in Chicago area. This datacenter processes EDI, EDIFACT and XML data for a variety of industries such as auto, retail, warehousing, healthcare, manufacturing and more; reaching over a thousand trading partners creating economies of scale. MegaXML EDI solution on SaaS platform provides the best of both worlds; reducing IT resources to maintain your EDI system while taking advantage of TPG's infrastructure and technical resources at a fraction of your current EDI cost.
MegaXML utilizes revolutionary high speed Microsoft .NET technology that can provide cost and time saving along with high performance results.
Open standards-based Architecture
MegaXML/FourthShift uses the open standards-based technologies such as XML, SQL, .NET and the Internet to exchange and process data between trading partners and your FourthShift systems. Developed on the .NET platform using the powerful C# (sharp) language, it has extensive capabilities to provide customized solution designed for your specific EDI business process. There are several advantages in using open standard-based architecture:
- Internet Communication: By using secure Internet connections to establish document exchange between your FourthShift system and EDI customers, MegaXML empowers you with extended functionality and communication capabilities.
- Portability: Open Standards provide portability between various EDI and ERP versions.
- High Level Data Integrity: Inbound and outbound EDI and EDIFACT data are converted into XML and validated against XML schemas; therefore, there's no chance of bad data getting injected into your FourthShift system.
Extensive data validation
MegaXML/FourthShift is ready to help buyers and suppliers comply with their trading partners' EDI requirements. In addition to requiring that specific transactions be formatted by following the ANSI X12 standard for EDI, MegaXML/FourthShift performs extensive validation of the content of these transactions. By using the power of XML schema validation, we can guarantee 100% compliance according to trading partners' EDI specifications. This rule-based schema validation ensures both the validity of incoming and outgoing EDI transactions incorporating your customized business process.
MegaXML/FourthShift supports smooth handling of EDI, EDIFACT and XML transactions with a variety of data transporter channels through which these transactions can be exchanged such as - VAN, AS2, FTP, SOAP, Web Services, HTTP and more.