We are doing an EDI project right now.

We are going live on Commercial Auto in New York in January.  NY DMV
requires all changes to policies to be updated via EDI within 7 days of
modification.

We contracted IBM to write a C middleware program that grabs the appropriate
data and saves it to a file on the AS/400.  We have a PC that can go to the
directory where the file is via Netserver.  The PC will pull down the file
everyday and the ProEDI software program (we went that route because it was
$2K for the windows version as opposed to 10K for the Linux version or 25K
for the AS/400 version) will massage the data, connect to NY DMV and send
the data up, as well as check the mailbox for any incoming requests they
have.

The IBM people we have working on it are VERY good.  My super and I are
thoroughly impressed.  They even gave us the choice of 3 different languages
we could of had the program written in.  Plus, IBM had to read the NY DMV
EDI specs and understand it all.  We couldn't helpthem on that end.  Mucho
Kudos to IBM.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Chabot" <echabot@marlinfirearms.com>
To: "MIDRANGE-L@midrange. com" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 1:56 PM
Subject: EDI at midrange sites - Off Topic??


> I hope that this isn't too far off topic.  I was curious about how other
> AS/400 sites are conducting EDI.  Specifically, on a PC or AS/400, what
> packages are being used, how many trading partners are involved,
interfaced
> to AS/400 systems or print and re-key, etc.
>
> Ed Chabot
> The Marlin Firearms Company
> 100 Kenna Drive
> North Haven, CT 06473
> (203)985-3254
>
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