Built-In FTP in EDI/HQ™

April 19, 2011

Have you ever wished your EDI communications could be setup and controlled within your EDI software package?

1EDISource, Inc. has set the bar even higher by building FTP functionality directly into EDI/HQ™. So why would you want to use this if you already have FTP setup? The simple answer is to monitor and streamline processes. Instead of using a 3rd party application for FTP, you can utilize FTP processes that are customizable within EDI/HQ™.

EDI/HQ™ offers several types of FTP. One is FTP (File Transfer Protocol). FTP is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one location to another. While FTP is not a state-of-the-art secure transfer method, it is regularly used by many companies with little or no repercussions. Another is FTPS (SSL) also known as FTP Secure, it is an extension to the common FTP. FTPS adds support to the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and is more secure than FTP. The third is SFTP (SSH).

Secure File Transfer Protocol is a network protocol that provides file transfer over a reliable data stream. Once you and your trading partner decide which FTP method you will be utilizing, you can setup processes for sending receiving data. Simple to set up, the connection can even be tested with the press of a button.

Several additional benefits can come from using FTP processes directly within your EDI/HQ™ system. For example, you will have high level visibility and immediate notification if any issues arise. You will also be able to utilize the monitoring tools and audit trails available within EDI/HQ™ to review any scenario.

To learn more contact 1EDISource today!