January 6, 2020 IconMohit Gupta ,

Challenges With EDI in Supply Chain Industry

Partner Integration: Design a system that can manage B2B Partners and send data electronically in real-time. Each partner has their own communication protocol like HTTP, FTP and SFTP.

Security: EDI involves Business data that needs to be secured as per Government Regulation.

Integration with ERP: Integrate with Organisation systems Like Dynamic 365, Salesforce and SAP.

Realtime Processing: Make Realtime EDI Processing.

EDI Standard: Validate EDI Format as per Partner Standard.

Cost: EDI Application Software and Hardware require financial resources and EDI resources.

Scaling: As Business grows, we need to integrate more and more business partners.

How Azure Logic App Solves These EDI Challenges?

  • Logic App provides Integration Account which helps in managing B2B EDI Partners & EDI agreements.
  • Logic App provides connectors to easily connect with ERP applications Like Dynamic 365, Salesforce and SAP.
  • With Logic App there is no Upfront Setup Cost. It Costs for real-time processing only.
  • Logic App provides an easy way for EDI validation, Error handling and Error notification.
  • It provides a portal to create your own business process and flows visually.
  • It provides an On-Premise data gateway that allows our cloud resources to connect with an On-premise system.
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Overview

In this document, we will set up how to receive and process an 850 EDI document from Contoso Third Party for Fabrikam company.

Requirement

  • Azure Subscription
  • EDI 850 schema

Create Resource Group

Create a Resource Group to logically relate all artifacts.

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Create Integration Account

Integration account is a secure and scalable container to store artifacts like Schemas, maps, agreements, Assemblies.

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Upload EDI 850 Schema

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Add B2B Partners Contoso to Integration Account

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Add Partner for Host

Partner which represents your organization known as HOST Partner.

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Create Agreement to Receive EDI 850 Message from Third Party - Contoso

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You can set up acknowledgment which you want to send.

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Create Azure Logic App and Link Integration Account

Link Integration Account:

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Create and Design Logic App

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In this Logic App, We are processing the 850 EDI from BLOB storage, validating and converting EDI into XML format, and saving XML into another BLOB Storage.

Logic App also saving the Acknowledgement to another BLOB Storage which we can further send to Contoso in EDI format.

EDI Challenges in Supply Chain Industry

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