SEEBURGER Upgrades EDI Adapter for SAP XI, Providing Advanced EDI Functions Embedded in SAP NetWeaver

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SEEBURGER Inc. announced today that it has upgraded its EDI adapter for the SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) to equip users with new tools for mapping, tracking and archiving EDI messages. The new Version 1.5 of the adapter is currently the only comprehensive EDI solution embedded in the SAP NetWeaver™ technology stack.

SEEBURGER Inc. announced today that it has upgraded its EDI adapter for the SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) to equip users with new tools for mapping, tracking and archiving EDI messages. The new Version 1.5 of the adapter is currently the only comprehensive EDI solution embedded in the SAP NetWeaver™ technology stack.

New features of SEEBURGER’s EDI adapter include:

  • Message tracking tools enabling business and/or IT users to instantly determine whether purchase orders, invoices and other trading documents have been sent or delivered to external business partners. Users can search by different criteria including a specific message as well as groups of messages (e.g. all shipment notices that left the company between 8 and 10 am). Results are viewable from a portal framework built into the adapter.
  • An expanded library of default messages that reduces implementation time and expense by allowing more EDI processes to be set up without creating messages and their corresponding syntax definitions from scratch. The new version provides a six-fold increase in the number of general and industry-specific ANSI, EDIFACT, ODETTE and VDA messages supplied with the adapter.
  • Message archiving support allowing users to maintain a complete audit trail to meet international tax regulations and other information or compliance requirements. Messages transmitted through the SEEBURGER adapter can now be forwarded to any third-party archiving system through a file share. Each document is indexed for easy retrieval through the search function of the organization’s archiving system.

Other upgrades include expanded VAN compatibility that gives users a greater choice of data carriers, and technical improvements for faster and easier adapter setup.

The SEEBURGER adapter utilizes the XI toolsets to handle the EDI configuration, workflow, mapping and communications necessary to convert business documents from industry standards into the XML/SOAP-based format used by SAP NetWeaver. Like the SEEBURGER B2B Gateway on which it is based, it accommodates all industry and regional-specific data standards and communications protocols to automate business processes with customers, partners and suppliers for organizations in virtually every industry sector and global geographic location.

Version 1.5 of the SEEBURGER SAP XI adapter is available immediately from both SAP and SEEBURGER sales and services organizations.

About SEEBURGER

SEEBURGER is a leading provider of global business integration solutions designed to optimize transactions throughout the extended enterprise by automating trading relationships with all partners regardless of their size and technical resources. Launched in 1986 to provide integration solutions to the automotive industry in Germany, the company today is ranked among the top business-to-business gateway providers by top industry analysts, and serves more than 6,500 customers in 35 countries and more than 15 industries through its flagship B2B Gateway and related products and services. SEEBURGER has global offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, including a U.S. office that opened in 1998. For more information, visit http://www.SEEBURGER.com.

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