All of us who have worked on EDI integration know the pain of maintaining the integrity of the EDI messages coming into the system, as well as the value of validating them right from the pipeline-gate. To aid in this, Microsoft BizTalk Server supports out of the box verification of structural integrity with extended schema validation settings. The great part about this is that it allows us to reject any incoming EDI transactions right out of the gate and return those results in the generated ACK file. This way, we ensure that we don’t let invalid data into the system, while also making the sender aware of our “bad data” rejection.
However, as great as this feature is, it still leaves a major validation pain point.
Let’s consider following scenario.
Let’s say in the case of EDI 837 transactions, we consider REF*D9 as…
In September of last year, we released the T-Connect EDI Splitter For BizTalk. We are proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the newest version of the T-Connect EDI Splitter. For the uninitiated, the EDI File Splitter is a Microsoft BizTalk Server pipeline component that enables the rapid splitting of large EDI files within BizTalk Server. These split files are delivered to an user configurable folder location. Along with additional features added to the EDI Splitter for BizTalk, we are also releasing a standalone application for Microsoft Windows available today: The T-Connect EDI Splitter for Windows
EDI files offer many advantages in business and health care messaging, and BizTalk offers a premier suite for handling EDI interchanges and agreements. At the same time, EDI files are notoriously difficult to read, even for EDI experts and highly skilled Business Analysts. The T-Connect EDI Viewer is designed to address this gap. It supports converting the HIPAA EDI 837 transaction sets (for Professional, Institutional, and Dental) as well as the HIPAA EDI 834 Enrollment transaction set to a human-readable and printable PDF format.
The T-Connect EDI Viewer offers a library and a pipeline component that can be used to convert EDI messages sent to BizTalk into a PDF version of their Paper Form equivalents. This conversion could be done as part of an existing integration, or using archived/historical data on a case by case basis. The PipelineComponent offers a very simple way…
We are happy to announce the availability of our enhanced product, the T-Connect EDI Accelerator for BizTalk. We have seen a trend in the difficulties encountered while processing EDI messages. That trend includes all types – both HIPAA and Manufacturing/supply chain transactions. Originally, we developed the T-Connect HIPAA Accelerator to address these pain points, allowing companies in the Healthcare space to successfully process claims, authorizations, benefit enrollments, eligibility inquiries, and acknowledgements. The T-Connect EDI Accelerator was purpose built to address pain points that many companies experience in working with EDI files. This includes, but is not limited to:
The process of on-boarding of new trading partners is time consuming and expensive
There is a significant risk of implementing unproven platforms, especially complex point to point architectures.
Their current EDI platform is a “home grown” point-to-point or manual/paper-based system
This is very hard to maintain