Routing with ecosio means transmitting electronic data in any format to the ecosio Integration Hub – ecosio’s own cutting-edge development – and from there to other EDI partners. This means a company needs only ONE connection to reach ALL of its EDI partners. The connection to the ecosio Integration Hub can be made using SFTP, AS2, OFTP2, RESTful API or an EFEX-Client. EDI partners can be reached using any common protocol, including AS2, X.400, SFTP, OFTP2, IMAP/SMTP, Web Services or HTTPS. ecosio monitors EDI message exchange and ensures seamless, continuous connections between business partners. Storck uses AS2 to connect with the ecosio Integratiuon Hub, which it uses to reach all business partners in the X.400-network.
The successful conversion process
Marco Zapletal explains that configuration efforts at Storck were to be kept at a minimum, so as not to impede the converter changeover that was happening at the same time. Additionally, the conversion had to be implemented in various partner countries. Jens Kriese says, “We converted our X.400 partners ‘in packages’ according to country, which allowed us to inform our partners specifically about the conversion dates and coordinate internal controls. Ever since, data has been seamlessly transferred from ecosio to Storck using AS2.” In the meantime, Storck has transferred all incoming and outgoing EDI processes to AS2, and stopped using X.400 connections altogether. “Instead of an endless number of X.400 partners, we now have one single AS2 partner: ecosio – this significantly simplifies our monitoring. From our perspective, the conversion process – even with our international partners – was seamless!”
The ecosio Integration Hub includes real-time monitoring of the current status of all EDI exchange processes. Additionally, the ecosio Integration Hub offers an API interface that makes it possible to integrate complete end-to-end monitoring in a company’s system, and thus allows the company to maintain complete control of its EDI messages.