Take a closer look at twConnect
twConnect is the Transwide integration component that enables the exchange of electronic data between a customer’s ERP system (and/or other application) and the Transwide transport management software. It empowers our customers and their external suppliers to exchange transport order data in an electronic and automated fashion, thereby enabling better data integrity.
twConnect offers multiple methodologies and strategies to connect your business systems to the Transwide platform and automate the movement of critical shipment information to and from your various business IT systems. APIs are available for seamless integration to your ERP, Order Management and other supply chain systems. Coupled with a platform that is modular and highly configurable, Transwide offers a solution that can address the custom needs of your business and complexity of your workflow processes.
To ensure a smooth communication between the Transwide integration system (TWM) and the ERP or TMS system of the Transwide users, an integrated link or interface is developed. As a result, data files in a specific format are automatically being exchanged via the Internet between the different systems.
Transwide, in its multi-modal transport system, processes incoming and outgoing messages through TWM and the integrated link. The protocols and messages formats listed below are available as part of the connectivity process. Users agree on the type of data they want to exchange and the formats and communication protocols to be used. Each partner develops the processing of data and messages in their own system.
Messages transmitted from and towards Transwide TWM will use specific types of communication via the Internet. TWM supports multiple protocols, including, but not limited to:
- SMTP / IMAP
Transwide supports various formats of electronic messages, including, but not limited to:
- Using standard specifications (ie: ChemXML - CIDX v2.0.2,v3.0,v4.0,v5.0, etc.)
- Based on custom XSD schemas
- XML IDOCs (ie: ZShipments, sales orders, etc.)
- Edifact (IFCSUM, IFTMIN, INSDES, IFTST,..)
- ANSI .X12 (210, 220, 214, 997,..)
- Structured text message
- Key-Value Pairs
- .CSV files
In addition to custom integration options via twConnect, Transwide also offers a standard integration format called twFormat.