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XML Translation Results in Improved Revenues for PVP
GoAnywhere Securely Handles File Movement and XML Translation on IBM i and JDEdwards World
By: Dirk Zwart
Apr. 23, 2010 12:55 PM
Fast Growth Requires Scalable Software
Many of the data requests were not typical for their current JD Edwards World application, so PVP needed to do something quickly. They needed a managed file transfer (MFT) solution that would meet their immediate needs and have the Enterprise capabilities to keep up with their growth.
PVP had already been using Surveyor/400, the powerful database tool from Linoma Software for many years and was very happy with their service. When they learned about Linoma's GoAnywhere MFT product, it seemed like the perfect fit. GoAnywhere was designed to streamline and secure data transfers using a single point of control and administration. It included the parsing functions they needed including XML support.
New File Formats
Linoma Software helped PVP configure the XML data feeds. GoAnywhere Director's browser-based interface made easy work of configuring the XML Tasks to parse the relevant fields. Further Tasks arranged the data and inserted it in to the proper database locations. GoAnywhere also automated other data transmissions and translations to the file formats requested by their trading partners.
Since the initial installation, Kurt Frickel, Manager of Midrange Systems says, "We continue to impress our customers with how fast we can deliver data requests. It's a flexible and easy-to-use product that can grow with our needs." The growing perception in the IT realm was that mid-range systems like the IBM i could not perform ad-hoc functions easily. With GoAnywhere, the data on the IBM system is quickly accessed, compiled and transmitted in the file formats required by PVP's business partners; eliminating the need for additional systems or applications.
Compliance and Data Security
Financial transactions with banks and customers are no longer a security concern. PVP can compress and encrypt a file, then securely transfer it to a bank, customer, or bill printing service as part of an automated process. Accounting transactions originally ran nightly or weekly, but GoAnywhere can run them interactively based on set criteria or as part of a scheduled process. The ability to process bills faster and automate their delivery also means accounts are settled faster. When working with large suppliers and vendors - time is money.
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