Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
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Keywords and Subject Headings
electronic data interchange, SDLC, project management, waterfall, business analysis
This project has been implemented to replace a legacy EDI translator in a large retail organization with a new EDI platform with enhanced functionality. The old system was outdated, sluggish and could not fully comply with the industry EDI best practices. The legacy system also had additional fail points for potential data loss, due to extensive customization. The main goals of this project were to create a standardized EDI environment that would limit manual intervention and labor costs, and provide better audit/monitoring capabilities for all EDI communication.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) refers to the use of telecommunication technologies to exchange data within and/or between organizations in a standardized format to promote data security while maintaining data integrity. Customizations to the EDI communication and translation system hampers data integrity as well as adding extraneous effort for the EDI operations and infrastructure resources to provide support.
Khan, Maham N., "Implementing an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System in a Retail Organization" (2016). Culminating Projects in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 27.