As a Chief Architect, Paul Jones leads the Software Development Team at Aidant Technologies. Paul has been developing software and leading engineering teams on the enterprise level for over 15 years. Read more about Paul here.
Often there is a need to limit the number of line-of-business (LOB) ports that can be created as it necessitates giving usernames and passwords to multiple people or when password changes there are multiple places to change which can be cumbersome and also error-prone. By having one point of entry to a LOB system (SAP), more control and management can be exerted over the entry points.
Contrary to the expectation that existed in the early 2000's, X12 and EDIFACT EDI standards still exist and, in fact, are becoming even more important as some of the sectors such as retail and healthcare consolidate - wanting to become more efficient in their integrations with other business. Look to implement a platform that can carry your business into the future.