Adeptia’s B2B Integration is perfectly suited for automating EDI processes for third party rail logistics companies and rail carriers.
Rail logistics service providers need a constantly active integration interface with the railroads for the exchange of Car Location Messages (CLM's) as well as rail waybill data (EDI417), and other rail-specific data files such as EDI410, EDI440, and others. Having an accurate data is lifeblood of any logistics company and its ability to effectively onboard, validate and integrate inbound and outbound EDI messages is key to sustaining a successful business relationship with clients and rail carriers.
In order to help the rail logistics companies in automating EDI processing, Adeptia provides a comprehensive EDI integration solution through its B2B Trading Partner Management portal. It comes with a pre-bundled list of EDI standards to process all message types such as CLM, EDI404, EDI410, EDI417 and others. Along with its rich dashboards and graphical mapping interface, Adeptia provides real-time access to message transaction status, errors related to invalid EDI messages and notifications.
There are several 400 series transactions for rail-centric EDI including the EDI404 Shipment/BOL, the EDI410 rail invoice as well as the EDI322 intermodal event report and Car Location Messages (CLM) transactions. CLM transactions are basically an update of the location of rail cars delivered in a single record format depending on the subject. For instance there is a basic format, a destination format, flatcar format, ETA format, etc. These are typically fairly straightforward positional files but may contain a lot of code cross-referencing that can be mapped easily with Adeptia Integration Suite.
Rail logistics often use freight transactions such as EDI204, EDI210, EDI214, and EDI990. Some of the other EDI messages used are the standard EDI810 for fuel and other invoices. Adeptia can integrate these EDI data messages with SAP, Oracle and other ERP systems and it can deliver to and receive EDI data from these enterprise systems via flat file, API, SFTP connection, IDOC/BAPI, XML downloads and even via e-mail. Below are the main features of the Adeptia B2B Integration Solution.