The trick to dealing with date and time in an X12 EDI document is to make things easy for yourself. EDI isn’t going to do that for you. EDI makes it possible to put a date on a business document in any way a human being has ever come up with and that flexibility comes at a cost: it’s downright confusing. You don’t have to deal with that confusion, though, because you don’t have to deal with that flexibility. It all starts with the implementation guide that you received from your trading partner.
One deployment per hour is far too slow. Our initial deployment style starts with a paths filter to limit what stacks deploy, based on files and folders changed in a commit. We start our project this way thinking it will give us quick deploys for infrequently changed stacks. As our project grows, though, this is taking too long to deploy. Based on our analysis, our fastest recorded deployment time is 13.5 minutes, but our slowest deployments take up to 40 minutes. We are confident we can get our p99 down to 20 minutes or less.
Businesses of all sizes exchange commercial transactions like purchase orders, ship notices, healthcare claims, and invoices in a wide variety of file formats.
For developers who need to translate EDI, Stedi offers EDI Core – and for transforming JSON payloads, Stedi offers Mappings. Developers looking to build scalable B2B integrations also need to handle XML and CSV.
Developers come to Stedi to build EDI systems of their own. And at the center of any EDI system is data translation: a way of turning EDI – an arcane file format – into a more approachable format, like JSON.
Business integrations are anything but straightforward – they are typically composed of many steps that need to be executed sequentially to process a single business transaction.
At a high level, each step can be divided into one of two categories: transporting data and transforming data. In order to enable developers to implement all manner of data transformations with ease, we've built Mappings.
Stedi has four pricing tenets:
- Developers should only pay for what they use – no setup fees, implementation fees, monthly minimums, commitments, or long-term contracts;
- Products should be priced such that developers think of ways to use more of the product, not less of the product;
- Prices should never go up – only down;
- Generous free tiers should allow for liberal experimentation.
So, you’ve been tasked with “figuring out EDI.” Maybe you’re in the supply chain or logistics world, or maybe you’re building a product in the healthcare or insurance space – chances are that you’re reading this because one of your large customers, vendors, or partners said that if you want to move the relationship forward, you have to do something called EDI: Electronic Data Interchange.
EDI – Electronic Data Interchange – is an umbrella term for many different “standardized” frameworks for exchanging business-to-business transactions. It dates back to the 1960s and remains a pain point in every commercial industry from supply chain and logistics to healthcare and finance. What makes it so hard? Why is it still an unsolved problem despite many decades of immense usage?