data transformation

B2B is Not Just EDI Anymore

Photo Credit: Lisa Tozzi. One topic around here that we have been discussing is whether our clients truly know the extent of our capabilities.  I think they all know that we can do old-fashioned vanilla EDI but many do not know that we can also do pistachio and rum raisin,…
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Evolution of Data and the Data Engineer

This blog is being reprinted with permission from OpenText + Liaison Technologies.  Article was written by Ehi Binitie. In the age of big data, most people understand the importance of gathering and using data to make decisions, drive business processes and understand what is happening throughout the entire enterprise. They know…
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The Definitive Guide to the Business Benefits of Digital Transformation

This blog, written by Liaison VP Gary Palgon, is reprinted with permission by Liaison Technologies (now OpenText). Much has been said and written about digital transformation and its benefits. But as companies that have embraced digital transformation continue to be analyzed and studied, patterns emerge and the positive impacts of…
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What is Tableau Software and How Does it Relate to EDI?

Photo appears courtesy of Todd Huffman. Data seems to be the be-all-end-all of today’s business world.  We have access to more data than ever before, but no one seems to know what to do with it.  Enter Tableau.  We spent three days in a Tableau class this summer to learn…
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Why We Love Liaison’s Delta/ECS Data Integration Package

Photo appears courtesy of Tony Hisgett. Nowadays, there’s all kinds of products that have multiple uses.  My new favorite kitchen gadget is a flexible spatula/spoon sometimes known as a spoonula, that scraps, stirs, flips and is heat resistant.  Not any ordinary spoon from the dollar store, you need to pay…
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Who Wins the Popularity Contest? XML or JSON?

Photo appears courtesy of the Auburn Alumni Association. One of our ERP partners asked an interesting question the other day.  He asked if he should start developing his maps to be sent in JSON instead of XML.  He felt that JSON was more popular than XML.  That started us thinking…
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Quibids.com Harnesses the Power of Delta/ECS

Photo appears courtesy of Ronca-WW. Last year we had the pleasure of with working with both Quibids.com and fellow Liaison reseller, Virtual Logistics, on a large integration project using Liaison’s Delta/ECS integration package.  This is a great case study and truly illustrates the flexibility, efficiency, and automation that Delta/ECS can…
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Are Your EDI Maps Made of Straw, Wood or Brick?

Over the years as EDI consultants, we have done modifications to many maps-ones we created and ones created by others. We have seen a great variety of maps, from well thought out and well constructed to “what were they thinking!” Once an EDI map is written, tested, and in production it should run with…
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The Trials and Tribulations of the EDI 852

Picture appears courtesy of D.C. Atty.  This week’s blog was written Aurora team member Kim Zajehowski.  Many of our clients ask: How can I track our customers’ product sales and on hand inventory? The answer is the EDI 852, also known as the Product Activity Data transaction.  This document can be used…
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Part 1: The What, Why and How of JSON for EDI Integration Specialists

Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance today is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies. With the latest release of Liaison Delta 6.1, this nifty data translator now supports JSON. And of course, that raises a whole slew of scary questions for our EDI mapping experts: What is JSON? Why should an EDI expert like…
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EDI and the Internet of Things (IoT)

I teach some college classes and have been working on some material to add to my Management Information Systems class.  The topic I have been researching is The Internet of Things (IoT) which is one of the top 5 hottest trends in IT right now (along with Cloud, Big Data,…
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