Real-Time Electronic Data Exchange
The timely exchange of data between retailers and their utility trading partners is critical to running your business. We know that a transaction to restore delinquent power or start flow at a new premise is essential to a happy a loyal customer base. That's why zdi, our EDI solution, is designed for fast real-time transactions in every market that can support it.
ZDI EDI Mapping and Transmission Technology
We know our competitors will try to wow you with proprietary file formats and fancy file extensions. But at Znalytics we feel that the simplest solution is usually best. That's why our common file mapping is done using JSON. It is a basic syntax that is straight-forward and easy to understand. It also means your own business users can clearly read and understand the results. We make those results available through our Document Visibility Interface (DVI) so you can always see the data from you inbound and outbound transactions.
Of course supporting real-time transactions requires a processing engine that do the heavy lifting. We chose IBM's Sterling B2B Integrator. Inbound transactions are processed in under a minute. Outbound transactions are instant if the utility supports it. We do all this by integrating B2B with our own zLite framework. It has over 200 business process and protocols built in. This means we can quickly provide connections to new trading partners in the US and abroad.
EDI Formats and PROTOCOLS
We know there is more to data exchange than just standard X12 support. That's is why we support all major formats and protocols in the marketplace today. These include FTP and SFTP, HTTP and HTTPS, AS2, SMTP, POP3, NAESB and GISB. The results of all of these transactions are translated to industry standard JSON format. We can even support those non-EDI markets that use XML, CSV, and other flat file formats.
Accessing your EDI data couldn't be easier. ZDI offers all users a portal with security controlled access. Inside it you can view any transaction--inbound or outbound. You can even download any files you want to work with on demand.