Building a Digital Partner Ecosystem
With support for either cloud-based or on-premises deployment, PartnerLinQ gives businesses the freedom to choose their preferred method of implementation. While most organizations prefer the “access anywhere” convenience and low ownership cost of cloud deployment on Microsoft Azure, others require on-premises deployment for reasons such as enhanced security compliance. PartnerLinQ is the perfect choice for both scenarios.
PartnerLinQ also generates alerts in case of speciﬁc events, which helps users address errors as soon as they emerge.
Easy Partner Onboarding
With its EDI-optimized business rule engine and extensive preconﬁgured business rule library, PartnerLinQ greatly improves the partner onboarding process. Instead of deﬁning each partner’s business rules from scratch, users can select existing sets of rules from the rule library and quickly customize them if needed. Rule validation can be conﬁgured at the partner, document, segment, or ﬁeld level, giving users ﬁne-grained control. Once conﬁgured, this validation logic can be saved to be reused whenever convenient with other partners and documents without resorting to hardcoding or code duplication.
PartnerLinQ supports communication with partners that already have EDI systems, as well as direct B2B transfers to and from non-EDI organizations. Its support for a wide range of EDI formats and other common data interchange standards like XML and JSON ensures reliable and secure communication with any partner organization. All major transport protocols are also supported, including AS2, EDIFACT, FTP, SMTP, and X12, as well as custom formats.
Job Scheduling and Reporting
PartnerLinQ comes with pre-conﬁgured reports that give users quick access to details about key EDI metrics. In addition to these out-of-the-box reports, its advanced support for generating ad-hoc reports lets users quickly combine different sets of measures and dimensions to produce custom reports on nearly every aspect of EDI operations.
PartnerLinQ’s graphical data mapper conveniently converts data between ERP and EDI formats and automatically connects child elements where suitable. Data ﬁelds are displayed in an easy-to-use visual format, allowing users to create drag-and-drop connections between source and target ﬁelds. With the help of search functionality, users can easily ﬁnd elements in large data mappings. PartnerLinQ also provides support for integration with eCommerce platforms like Shopify, Magento, and many others. Built-in support allows companies to shift seamlessly between EDI ERP and API-based integrations.
Scalability requirements for high-transaction retail environments are occasional, with a 10x peak load. With an elastic design and architecture based on Azure Cloud, PartnerLinQ seamlessly handles large, unexpected spikes in transaction volume.
Configurable Business-Rule Engine and Error Correction
Using the extensive set of reporting tools included with PartnerLinQ, users can achieve a complete overview of rule compliance and transaction status, and generate custom reports on EDI-related dimensions and measures.