|ePortal Scheduled Maintenance Notification
ePortal may be unavailable between 9:00am and 3:00pm EDT for planned maintenance.
During this time documents will be received but not processed. Once the maintenance is
Thank you for selecting eBridge as your provider of business-to-business solutions.
Well… 10,000,000 documents processed through our ePortal - certainly an amazing milestone for our Integration Platform! From humble beginnings in 2008 (mainly processing EDI documents), our Platform has grown year over year to include the processing of eCommerce sales order & customer information as well as CRM (Salesforce.com, Dynamics CRM) data.
As you can imagine, we are very proud of this recent accomplishment and more importantly grateful to our customers for placing their critical business documents in our hands!
Congratulations Team and a big thank you to all of our Customers who use eBridge as their integration platform!
Added optional segments:
N1 ST header level – 850 and 860 Domestic
N1 BG header level – 850 and 860 Domestic
Clarified usage of this data segment:
PO4 01 and 14 – 850, 860 Domestic
Edits were made to the 850 and 860. The latest Implementation Guides are available on the NCM website and are also posted on the Canada POL supplier portal . Please make sure you have the most recent copy of each applicable guide and are prepared to handle these changes as they will take effect on Monday, March 4th, 2013.
If you have any business questions, please contact email@example.com. Thanks!
Canada POL Link:
Target Canada EDI
If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Hello and Good Morning, Here at eBridge we strive to keep our readers and clients up to date on the latest updates and changes from the integration industry. We recently received a notice from the Costco Wholesale EDI department informing us of changes that will be put into effect November 30th. The notice we received read as follows:
Costco Wholesale is currently involved in a project to implement an ERP software solution provided by SAP. Because you are currently an EDI partner with Costco this will impact you as our EDI requirements must change to accommodate the SAP model. Please see the information below for more details regarding the new requirements that must be followed along with our compliance date. Costco’s new requirements:
- Product identification number transmitted on Costco’s 850/860 Purchase Order/Change must be used on your 810 Invoice.
- All Item level discounts (excluding rebates) transmitted on Costco’s 850/860 Purchase Order/Change must be included on your 810 Invoice.
What we need from you: All of the below bolded information transmitted to you on the 850/860 Purchase Order/Change must be included on the 810 Invoice you transmit to Costco Wholesale. This includes the PO number, PO date, PO terms, quantity, price, product identification number (Costco item number, Supplier item number, UPC, GTIN, etc.) and all item level discounts (excluding rebates). Your compliance is required by November 30, 2012. If you are already in compliance, we thank you and no action is required. Thank you for your help in this process. Should you need to contact us please email EDI@costco.com or call our EDI hotline at 425-313-6791. Costco Wholesale EDI Department
As more companies update their current ERP systems or change specific documentation formats, eBridge will continue to update their clients and customers about the changes being made as soon as possible. Please don’t forget that the effective date for these changes is November 30th, 2012. If you require any additional info or clarification, please contact us or leave a comment below.
For many of our valued eBridge Connections customers, the ePortal is a vital service which hosts, transmits, and displays the fundamental data interactions between their business and the broader marketplace utilizing EDI. ePortal allows for a seamless connection between your back-office financial system and your EDI trading partners, Webstore customers, and external business applications like CRM and SCM.
Monitoring of this platform is essential for those in charge of EDI for their company. For many eBridge customers, the ePortal acts as an information dashboard which is relied upon as a tracking tool for their day-to-day business interactions. The ePortal not only enables connectivity and exchange between trading partners, it also filters documents for compliancy with EDI standards, and acts as a storage device for vital business documents.
From a Support perspective, we want to make sure that our customers are taking advantage of all the information ePortal has to offer concerning fundamental interactions with their trading partners. This information is helpful for general reference and business intelligence, but it is particularly prescient when an issue arises that requires information to be sought and investigation to ensue.
The basic setup of the ePortal interface grid is as follows:
The basic column headings above can be seen without prompt by the user, and they include: Document Number, Type, Receiver, Transaction Time, Status (very important), Doc In and Doc Out (displaying raw document data), Related, and Sender.
However, there is much more data that can be mined out of the ePortal interface! As mentioned above, this information can be generally useful, but also absolutely vital should there be any discrepancy or technical compliance issue between trading partners.
The ePortal interface can be customized to display even more headings which include important information about business documents and their status. These headings can be populated by clicking on the “Customize your grid” button in the top right hand corner of the interface, circled in red below:
After clicking this “Customize you grid” button, an interface will appear displaying for selection the additional headings which are available:
These headings include Document Date, Integration Message, Integration Document Reference, Ref. ID 1, Ref. ID 2, Messages, Mailbox, and Respond.
If there is a compliancy or integration issue, this information can prove to be very useful in determining the cause of the issue. If you should come across a compliancy issue in ePortal, for example, bringing up “Messages” will often indicate exactly what the compliancy issue is, i.e. headings are too short, segment is missing, etc.
To populate the desired headings simply check the box next to the description and click “Save”.
If you have any issues with documents in your ePortal account, bringing up these headings using the “Customize your grid” button can offer essential clues in investigating the issue and coming to a prompt resolution.
Thank you for taking the time to read, and we hope you find this information useful!
Until next week,
eBridge Support Services
We launched the new version of our online integration platform over a month and a half ago. At that time, we asked for your suggestions and feedback to help us make it even better. Since then we have received loads of valuable ideas, suggestions, and concerns from many of our clients. This has been a tremendous help – thank you to all that have participated; keep it up!
Last month, we announced the new design for our website. Since then, there has been an enormous amount of work going on behind the scenes. Now that the beta testing is finished, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the new version of ePortal – our Online Integration Platform.
Have you ever had trouble finding a 997 for a specific document or had to search through your mailboxes to see if you returned an 855?
Finally there’s an easier way!
We’ve added the option to Customize Your Grid. By clicking on the wrench icon at the top of your Mailbox grid, a pop-up window appears allowing you to add and remove the fields that are important to you.
We just received the following notice from Costco regarding changes to their EDI codes for tax qualifiers. Despite the August 24th implementation date, we have already updated the maps on ePortal to comply with the changes. This means that all ePortal users doing business with Costco will be able to continue business as usual during the changes.
New and Updated EDI and eCommerce Integration Connections for Royal Bank, Business Catalyst, Lowes, and more.
Despite all of the humidity and thunderstorms experienced today, the development team still pulled through with a strong finish. Below are the new and updated integration connections that were deployed to the ePortal during the week of July 19, 2010:
- Royal Bank Of Canada 4010