This newest version of EBI includes design-time tools that automate the most time-consuming and expensive activities in the integration lifecycle, allowing companies to reduce business integration time, effort and costs by 70 percent or more.
EBI 2.5 is a general-purpose integration broker suite that allows customers to create and deploy external and internal integration solutions without programming. It is designed to replace - and bridge the gaps between - data integration tools, business process automation tools, web services toolkits, XML transformations tools kits, spreadsheet integrators and conventional EDI translators.
With EBI 2.5, companies can automate much of the manual, time-intensive work that goes into B2B integration. These automation features provide the right-sized integration solution for value chain participants. The major enhancements and new capabilities offered in EBI 2.5 include:
- Smart Mapping - Cuts mapping time and effort by generating transformation rules (or complete rulesets) based on user-configured matching methods.
- Ruleset Migration Assistant - Automates map maintenance when changes occur in source and/or target document versions, structure or syntax.
- EDI Provisioning Assistant - Saves EDI setup time by generating partner endpoints in bulk from sample files containing one or more EDI interchanges.
- Database Monitors - Automates Change Data Capture and response, with no coding required to setup database triggers on application events.
EDI Exit Points - Allows user-defined custom processing to occur during EDI document analysis and routing, and for custom exception handling.
"The breakthrough automation features in EBI 2.5 significantly streamline business integration, allowing value chain participants to not only increase productivity, but also reduce costs," said Jim O'Leary, vice president of product management for EXTOL. "EXTOL is the only B2B integration provider able to offer such dramatic savings by simplifying and accelerating B2B integration."
During its 20-year history as a B2B integration solutions provider, EXTOL has helped both value chain owners and participants greatly reduce the time and cost involved in connecting with their trading partners. With the Oct. 1, 2010 release of EBI 2.5, EXTOL extends its lead in design-time automation by delivering unique features that provide unparalleled productivity and cost savings, for companies with many demand-side partners.
For more information about EXTOL, visit www.extol.com