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Top 10 distinctions between EDI and UpNet's iEDeX

EDI is a business process, iEDeX™ is a technology. iEDeX™ technology can be leveraged to fulfill EDI requirements.

Comparing the distinctions between traditional EDI technology and the iEDeX™ platform.

  • Traditional EDI technology builds one-one connections; iEDeX™ builds many-many connections.
  • Traditional EDI technology is documents-based; iEDeX™ is data element based.
  • Traditional EDI technology requires system programming to facilitate an export into a proper format; iEDeX™ is non-invasive.
  • Traditional EDI technology facilitate the exchange outside the firewall; iEDeX™ facilitate the exchange both inside and outside the firewall.
  • Traditional EDI technology limits transparency to the sender’s side of the transaction; iEDeX™ provides transparency to the complete transaction.
  • Traditional EDI technology cannot scale to meet other business requirements; iEDeX™ is flexible, scalable and agile enough to connect any network of disparate system.
  • Traditional EDI technology requires significant IT resources; iEDeX™ requires minimal IT resources to use in its B2B managed, SaaS and PaaS service models.
  • Traditional EDI technology works in a batch-based environment; iEDeX™ works in a near real-time environment.
  • Traditional EDI technology requires additional hardware/software; iEDeX™ is an on-demand, cloud based platform requiring no additional hardware and software.
  • Traditional EDI technology is cost prohibitive for supply-chain wide deployment; iEDeX™ is fast to deploy, fast to connect, delivering accelerated time to value while supporting supply-chain wide deployment initiatives.

EDI technology is typically delivered as a software solution.  iEDeX™, an event based data exchange, is both an integrated process and a platform. UpNet's iEDeX™ is an innovative collaborative technology developed to facilitate data integration and data transformation.