Connecting an inhouse system to EDI
ipOFTP provides you with the functionality you need to connect an existing inhouse system to EDI.
Your system needs to feature a file export and a file import mechanism. Via the file export you provide the data to be transferred. Via the file import you read received data into your system.
ipOFTP can read and write CSV files and inhouse formats in the connection to an inhouse system and receive and send the corresponding VDA or EDIFACT formats in the direction to the EDI connection.
The low-cost solution for receiving and sending VDA and EDIFACT messages via Internet and OFTP.
A complete OFTP structure is required for a full EDI connection. On the OFTP setup page you will find an overview of the necessary steps.
- Internet access, Odette identification, certificate
- Subdomain or fixed IP address
- Forwarding of the subdomain and OFTP port
- Access to a share from ipOFTP or access to ipOFTP from your system.
The ipOFTP communication box provides a network share that can be used to exchange data with the inhouse system. If desired or required, ipOFTP can also access a NAS or the inhouse system directly.
The ipOFTP communication box's inbound and outbound folders are accessible as shares on the local network. To send a file, your inhouse system copies the file to the respective customer's outbox folder. Files received from the customer are in the inbound folder and can be copied or read by your system.
If your inhouse system can handle the file formats expected and sent by the customer, ipOFTP serves only as a transport medium. If you need format conversions, ipOFTP performs them. This means, for example, that your system copies a CSV with the data of a delivery bill into the outbound folder and ipOFTP uses this to create a DESADV message and sends it.
is adapted to the needs of suppliers and service providers who exchange VDA or EDIFACT messages with their customers.
The ipOFTP communikation box is an open Linux system complete with graphical user interface.For all common szenarios you will find explanations in the integration manual and sample scripts on the device.