Edifecs XEngine delivers unparalleled performance to validate transactions for syntax, semantics and custom business rules, thereby ensuring operational integrity of information exchange with trading partners. In addition, XEngine enables splitting, routing, aggregation, enrichment of transactions and translation between multiple standards. Edifecs XEngine’s enterprise-strength throughput capabilities enable fast and accurate validation of transactions at the edge-of-the-enterprise and its translation capabilities allow data conversion between industry-standard formats and downstream system formats.
In this time of increasing financial, operational and regulatory pressures on businesses and their trading partners, executives are discovering that electronic transactions present as many challenges as they do opportunities. Companies implement electronic transaction strategies in order to achieve the highest possible levels of automation, however, as almost everyone has discovered, many backend processes and systems have very specific data content and format requirements making the exchange of data difficult.
Standards such as X12, EDIFACT and even proprietary file formats must be supported, given the wide variety of trading partner requirements. All these requirements have created a number of questions that organization leadership should address to be responsive to their markets. The answers to these questions can determine whether an organization can create and maintain a strategic advantage leveraging electronic trading relationships.
Edifecs, the leading provider of B2B solutions for transaction based interoperability, addresses all of these questions with Edifecs XEngine, our market-leading production validation technology. Edifecs XEngine ensures interoperability with trading partners by validating healthcare and global industries transactions for syntax, semantics and trading partner-specific business rules.
With real-time edits and filters on the data entering or leaving your enterprise, you are assured that your backend applications and data warehouses, as well as those of your trading partners, contain accurate and valid transaction data, and achieve maximum transaction automation. By moving your specific requirements in front of those backend systems, you can proactively catch and manage exceptions.
With Edifecs XEngine you can:
To ensure ongoing operational data integrity, you need go beyond pre-production and 3rd party testing. Organizations need to include a validation engine as part of their in-stream production data flow. While pre-production and 3rd party testing are a good first step in the process to ensure that you and your trading partner can exchange files, they do not guarantee that all files coming into your production system will meet your business requirements.
The benefit of an in-line validation engine is that it will check every data file. By catching errors as early in the process as possibly, your organization will save time and money associated with dealing with poor or corrupt data ending up in your back-end system. Additionally, your trading partners will be notified immediately as to the cause and location of the errors in their original data file, so that they can quickly fix the problem and resubmit the data.
Edifecs XEngine can also validate data before it leaves your organization, so you can verify that the data will meet your trading partners’ business requirements. Errors can be separated from valid transactions before leaving the organization, ensuring that your trading partner will not reject an entire batch of data because of few errors.
In addition to data integrity and transaction compliance checking, Edifecs XEngine can also screen and filter out the bad data from the good data. The filtering can be done at various levels based on your business needs — by transaction or at logical business unit level. By processing as much good data as possible, resubmission costs will be reduced significantly because only the bad data needs to be re-submitted. This capability saves you time and money no matter which side of the transaction your business is on.
In addition to filtering good data from bad, Edifecs XEngine can also be used as an application data router. Because it is part of the front-end process doing validation, Edifecs XEngine can look at the data content and use information such as file type, transaction type, trading partner, purpose, or even member or provider ID, to route the data to appropriate downstream applications.
This functionality has many uses in any healthcare enterprise:
In addition to compliance checking and message filtering, Edifecs XEngine also provides the ability to convert data from its native format such as X12, EDIFACT and IDOC to an equivalent XML format. Some of the key benefits of being able to get the data in XML format include: