February 1, 2017

Cloud based EDI on Microsoft Azure using Enterprise Integration Pack (EIP)

With Azure and Logic Apps, we can now implement “serverless”, cloud-based business-to-business (B2B) communication, without the need for BizTalk Server or SQL Server. We can quickly and reliably process business transactions, easily track and troubleshoot B2B events and leverage more out-of-the-box connectors. Some key features include:

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities on Azure: The integration accounts within EIP quickly creates and manages cloud based B2B related artifacts such as maps, schemas, trading partners, agreements and certificates. We can send, receive and troubleshoot B2B transactions across a wide variety of protocols including AS2, EDIFACT and X12.
  • Management capabilities: We can track B2B events in a number of flexible ways like built-in tracking which can be routed to Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) using the out-of-the-box tracking portal. We can easily view and troubleshoot B2B transactions over AS2 and X12 formats (with EDIFACT too).
  • Enterprise connectors: With Logic Apps, we can use pre-built enterprise connectors that make it simple and faster to establish connections with business applications. There are several connectors we can use, for example, MQ Series and SAP ECC connectors. For a full list of all our connectors, please visit the Logic Apps connectors reference.

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