Existing EDI communications / generation handled by a mix of the following products; CLEO (VLTrader) for AS2 & FTP communication with VAN and customers. Emanio (Trading Partners Workgroup) Generate / translate data to / from X12 format Lots of custom code that interfaces between our SYSPRO (ERP package) & SQL server to trigger & produce the raw data.
What we have is working, but isn't as stable or scalable as it should be for a company growing at our pace.
I came from an EDI world where everything was handled with custom Cobol code, and an onsite set of programmers to support it.
The current world as I described above, is modified by Third-Party consultants at an increasingly high rate, in very dated VB code.
I know this will be an expensive press, and will take time, but how do I determine, WHEN to switch to a new environment to support EDI communications, and WHAT 'packaged' solutions offer the flexibility & growth a legitimate business needs to continue?
Gentran / BizTalk / ???
SYSPRO as an ERP is not going away, and the Micsrosoft SQL server will remain as the data collection point.
Educate me on how to spend the company $. Thanks