What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is an online file hosting service. It allows users to upload, store, and download files and share them with others. Users have an account with Dropbox that gives them their own space to store and organize files. Each file or folder can then be shared with others if necessary. The amount of storage available depends on the account the user has with Dropbox.

Babelway and Dropbox

Babelway saw potential value in adding the ability to designate a folder in Dropbox to be a input gateway for a Babelway channel. Using this functionality, Babelway users can leverage their Dropbox account to send/receive files to/from their partners. This gives you simple access to B2B integration methods without the need for any other technology like AS2 or FTP. If you can manage your files within your Dropbox account, Babelway can access them and deliver to your partner.

Here is how the setup looks in Babelway

Setup is relatively straightforward. Upon selecting the Dropbox gateway in Babelway, you’ll be prompted with a link that takes you to your Dropbox account. Babelway will be a third party app that you must give access to a certain folder in Dropbox. After that, all you need to do is designate which folder will be used for delivering files to Babelway. Once deployed, Babelway will take care of the rest!

Easy setup and monitoring

Deploy your connection in seconds, making it ready for testing immediately

  • Define a few simple parameters and create your connection
  • Access more advanced settings to adjust your connection requirements
  • Define specific polling times to ensure prompt delivery or receipt of your files
  • Monitor all file connections from one unified monitoring section

Transform any format

Use simple drag & drop tools to map your message to any other format for easy import/export in/from your database

  • 12+ formats to choose from: CSV, multi-record text file, IDOC, Excel, XML, UBL, etc.
  • Hundreds of transformation functions available or build your custom functions
  • Use lookup tables to replace data sets
  • Change your file structure without losing your transformation maps

Connect to anyone

Connect your Babelway environment using any EDI or non-EDI communication protocols

  • 12+ communication protocols supported including X400, VAN, sFTP, SMTP, etc. regardless of how they were received
  • Define retry strategies for maximum robustness
  • Get notified and intervene immediately in case of processing or delivery issues

And last but not least:

Get extended support from the experts

Babelway is not only a great Self-Service platform, it’s a team of expert individuals to make you succeed

  • Spot the ‘reuse and save time’ zone on the right of the screen? Import messages and maps from our catalog
  • Access on-demand, online training material through BabelAcademy – check out the program here.
  • Access our support helpdesk anytime and ask your questions

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