It is an early standard for EDI, designed for domestic trade and primarily used in the UK retail sector. The Tradacoms standard encompasses 25 messages and each message is set out in a hierarchical structure. Unlike EDIFACT, Tradacoms does not use a single message format, but instead uses multiple messages which constitute a transmission.
Nowadays, people tend to use more EDI than Tradacoms but in the UK, it is still a common standard. It is pretty straightforward, even more when you are used to the 25 messages of the Tradacoms files.
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Babelway makes understanding Tradacom files much easier. Since they are based off a standard, Babelway can help identify the meaning of each field. This makes mapping your file to another format type much easier and doesn’t require previous knowledge of Tradacoms to complete.
Build from sample file
Create your incoming or outgoing Tradacoms structure from a sample file
Upload your sample and get it parsed immediately
Customize for strict or loose application of Tradacoms standards
Loosen Tradacoms standard validation or, reversely, add custom validations on certain fields
Transform any format
Use simple drag&drop to map your Tradacom messages 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 correspondence tables to replace data sets
Change your EDIFACT structure without loosing 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, AS2, SFTP, VPN, etc.
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
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