In addition to the US, we represent companies in Thailand, Dubai, Hong Kong, UK, Italy, India, and South Africa, from our offices in Long Island, New York. We collect data transactions from wherever they are sourced and in a wide variety of formats including traditional EDI transactions, as XML, via API, or via any other customer or proprietary exchange. The flexibility of the EDI OptCenter naturally facilitates and supports Omni-Channel Retailing Plans. Please take a minute to learn more below.
Through the OptCenter, business transactions are collected with ease and efficiency whenever and wherever they are made available. Using the OptCenter's global reach, transactions are collected from traditional value added networks, from private ftp locations, via hosted SQL and other databases and via direct API. The OC connects to retailers, manufacturers, distributors, shippers, freight consolidators, factories, warehouses, and distribution centers. OptCenter customers are all around the globe and they trade with their own global business partners. To give you an example: a retailer customer in the Middle East uses the OptCenter to trade with their vendors in the US, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Another manufacturing customer in Europe successfully uses the OC to trade with retailers here in the US. Meanwhile, US vendors use the OC to manage their factories in the East, and to coordinate the shipment of their goods all over the world. In short: if a transaction is shared either to you or from you through a trading partner, we will obtain and preserve them, simply and securely.
The OptCenter has the global reach and flexibility to make the necessary connections to exchange any transaction. The OC connects and collects transactions from all data channels using the proper level of security required for the exchange, whether it’s a standard FTP, secure FTP, AS2, AS3, or a different method altogether, as not all transactions are exchanged via file exchange. The OC supports any and all transaction exchange protocols and custom means, such as those collected from application-to-application using API calls or obtained from hosted SQL databases. The OptCenter supports any and all exchange methods.
The OptCenter helps our customers adapt to the ever-changing landscape of hosted services and applications by performing those interactions via the OC. If transactions are able to be collected via any means whatsoever, they can be collected through the OC.
Formatting business transactions for EDI has been the global standard for years, but there are many other ways that transactions are exchanged. These days, business transactions are traded via all manner of proprietary and non-proprietary formats including different XML standards, direct API exchanges with hosted applications, hosted databases, and a myriad of custom formats including fixed and CSV layouts.
We provide flexibility in the normalization of the documents which are governed by the rules set by each exchange partner. Purchase Order (PO) transactions exchanged with Macy’s adhere to Macy’s rules while JCPenney POs follow JCPenny’s rules. Our goal is to make our customers’ lives easier by managing different formats of the same transactions into a norm.