A fully-featured product that addresses the
potential problems surrounding EDI implementation by:
The main features of Intercept-MVS are:
- Accepting data from any application in its original
format. No changes need be made to the application; any reformating can
be done by Intercept-MVS. This allows for easy and fast integration
with existing applications.
- Supporting automatic translation of documents to and from all of the most commonly used standards (including EDIFACT,
TRADACOMS, ODETTE, etc)
- Supporting connections to all the major telecommunications networks.
Intercept-MVS is compatible with IBM's OS/390 & z/OS operating systems.
- The Data Mapper carries out the application-specific
formatting of data to produce output in a structure suitable for input
to the Intercept-MVS EDI translator for outbound documents, and
converts EDI documents to application-specific format for inbound data.
- The EDI Translator carries out the formatting of outbound
documents into a structure suitable for transmission and validates it
ready for sending. The Translator also carries out the de-formatting
and validation of structure and content of all received EDI documents.
- The Communications Handler manages the connections to the appropriate VAN and the transmission and receipt of data.
- All Intercept-MVS activities are controlled by information
held in a number of VSAM datasets, known as the Intercept-MVS database.
The information held by this database includes:
- Trading Partner profiles
- Network identification information
- Standards and document definitions
- Versions and variants of standards
- User-defined standards
- User-defined look-up tables
- Information relating to the mapping of application data to and from EDI format
- Status information
- CICS & TSO On-line access to the product database
enables you to maintain and tailor the system to your own requirements.
The facility also allows monitoring of all the data passing through the
system. The tracking information can be viewed selectively (i.e. by
logical group) or on an exceptions basis (i.e. interchanges in error