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ChangelogNovember 23, 2021


Stedi launches Mappings

Mappings is a powerful, highly-available service built to create, test and run mappings between various JSON documents – from simple value-to-value data mapping to highly complex data transformations.

For the last 50 years, businesses across all industries have been utilizing EDI to send and receive commercial transactions like purchase orders and invoices with their trading partners. Given the immense range of available standards, data formats, and API shapes, mappings between input and output files are necessary. However, existing mapping tools are lagging behind modern software tooling in terms of API-driven accessibility, scalability, high-availability, and user experience. A large portion of these systems live on-prem, and are only accessible via legacy interfaces and protocols – making it hard to integrate with today’s software solutions.

For example, let's say you have a document that looks like this

{
  "product": {
    "id": "QL-5490S",
    "price": "USD 500"
  }
}

but you need it to look like this

{
  "product_number": "QL-5490S",
  "price": {
    "currency": "USD",
    "amount": 500
  }
}

then Mappings can help you. Once you've created the proper mapping rules, Mappings can turn any document with the first structure into a document with the second structure. There are many situations where this is helpful, including:

  • You receive data from a trading partner, but it's not in the format that your own software system can handle.
  • You need to call an API and it expects data in a format that's different than what your own software system uses.
  • You want to map the data on a purchase order directly onto an invoice.

There are no minimums, monthly fees, or setup fees to use Mappings – customers only pay for the number of times their mapping is executed, starting at $0.05 per request. The first 100 requests per month are free.

To get started building Mappings, please visit terminal.stedi.com/mappings.