Data Formats and Protocols
Maximum flexibility ensures maximum data completeness
Pulling together all of your channel partner data is a huge challenge. There's the difficulty in reconciling and managing various data interchange formats, and partners are sometimes limited in what protocols can be used for channel data submissions.
With Entomo, companies can accept data from channel partners in any data interchange format and via any protocol. This eliminates the need for partners to format their data in a particular way, which can limit or delay channel data sharing. A complete, 360-view of your channel activity results.
The Entomo SmartHub® platform provides extensive flexibility in terms of supported protocols, formats, connectivity and transactions. Many different modes of machine to machine integration are also supported.
Integration with existing business systems
Entomo's SmartHub has been designed to co-exist with existing business systems. Using Web services, native APIs and connectors, SmartHub integrates with numerous ERP, CRM and payment systems like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce.com, Siebel and many legacy systems. Single Sign On (SSO) is also supported with existing CRM and partner portals.
Transaction Data Types
14 standard data types are supported out-of-the-box. Additional data types can be configured.
- POS (point of sale)
- Direct Sales (Billings)
- Sales Forecasts
- Shipment Notices
- Delivery Notices
- RMA Shipments
- Email (SMTP)
- FTP / SFTP
- Web upload
- Flat file
On-Demand Integration: machine-to-machine connectivity
- Web Services
- Channel-relevant EDI transactions supported:
|ANSI X12||EDIFACT||Transaction Set/Document|
|867||SLSRPT||Product transfer and resale report (detailed POS report)|
|846||INVRPT||Inventory inquiry/advice (inventory report)|
|852||SLSRPT||Product sales report|
|844||—||Product transfer account adjustment (claim)|
|849||—||Response to 844 (accepting/rejecting/modifying claim)|
|845||ATHSTS||Price/DPA authorization acknowledgement/status|
|812||CREADV||Credit advice (credit memo)|
|812||DEBADV||Debit advice (debit memo)|