Partner Connect® EDI

Grey Wolf’s Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for Infor (SX and CSD) or Epicor (Prophet 21) solution has been evolving since 1997.   Partner Connect has improved over time from supporting spEDItran to BizTalk Server to a hosted solution, Partner Connect has changed as technology has changed.


EDI has been around for decades. Over that time, the evolution of what EDI encompasses has changed. While the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) tries to standardize EDI document sets, the human factor has intervened and prevented standards in EDI to proliferate.


From our perspective, EDI is not just ANSI X12. Partner Connect supports XML, CSV, Excel…any file format. In addition, it does not require a VAN.  Partner Connect supports SMTP, FTP, sFTP, HTTP, AS2…almost any transfer protocol.

Partner Connect architecture utilizes:


    • SQL Server core technology
    • Grey Wolf Web Services for ERP Integration
    • Not using ERP EDI module

Partner Connect (EDI for P21 | SX | CSD) does not require an EDI module or importer at the ERP level. Instead, APIs and Web Services provide the integration with your ERP (Prophet 21, SX.enterprise or CloudSuite Distribution). This gives you more flexibility and control over your integration at a much lower cost.


Grey Wolf is integrating with your Infor or Epicor system through Grey Wolf Web Services Lite (a prerequisite for Partner Connect).

Self Service functionality include:


    • Document Submit/Resubmit
    • Document Status
    • Cross Ref Maintenance
    • Document Skip
    • Run Report
    • Document Tracker
    • Document Count

Below is a listing of current trading partner/documents that Grey Wolf has completed already.


This not only shows how much experience we have; but if your requirements have been done already, it will make the setup process substantially easier.

See past EDI setups listed by:

Gartner publishes many “Magic Quadrants.”  The architecture of Partner Connect EDI for Epicor and Infor is based upon SQL Server from Microsoft and Gartner classifies Microsoft as a Leader.

To see the complete Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools report from November 9, 2021, click here.

Forrester publishes many “Waves.”  The architecture of Partner Connect EDI for Epicor and Infor is based upon SQL Server from Microsoft and Forrester classifies Microsoft as a Strong Performer.

To see the complete The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise
ETL report for the First Quarter 2012, click here.

Comparison Chart
wdt_ID Feature Partner Connect Unilink Comparatio
1 Cloud-based
2 Exception handling
3 Reporting
4 Self-service resubmittals
5 Utilizes APIs to SX/CSD
6 Utilizes APIs to P21
7 Lowest price per document N/A $0.25 N/A
8 Minimum monthly fee $445 per month $150 per month for 150 documents $950 per month

Entry Level

$445 per month
Up to 15 trading partner connection

Pro Level

$945 per month
Up to 100 trading partner connection

Enterprise Level

$1,945 per month
Unlimited trading partner connection

This “Agreement” is entered into by and between Grey Wolf Systems “GWS” and “Customer” for Partner Connect “Application”.


1. Scope of Services.


GWS agrees to provide access to Application for an agreed to period of time. Any Services performed by GWS outside of the scope of Services will be provided at prevailing rate. Any Services performed by GWS at Customer’s site will be provided at prevailing rate including expenses incurred.


Services include:

• Unlimited transactions.
• Trading partner connection standard setup included.
• Basic support that is not included in Billable Activities.
• Up to 2 hours of testing.  Additional testing will become billable effort.
• Maximum 8 trading partner connection setups in process at any given time (exclusion for company converting ERP systems).
• If a started trading partner connection is cancelled, when it is reinstated for setup, it will become billable effort.
• Trading partner connections include all connections that have been setup irrespective of transactions.  This includes Functional Acknowledgements.
• Any given trading partner connection setup that exceeds 60 days from “start date” or 45 days from “queued for testing” will be cancelled.
• Activities that would normally be self-service will not be billed.
• Any non-standard setup will be billable effort.
• Modifications to production trading partner connections will be billable.


2. Prerequisites.


Grey Wolf’s Connector  – Lite is required for Application to work.


3. Billable Activities.


Some examples of defining billable vs. non-billable activities are:

• “Bugs” are software products that do not perform as designed and are not billable.
• “Enhancements” are additional features that are not in the software product design and are billable.
• “Diagnostic activities” are activities to determine issues not related to “bugs” and are billable.
• Training and non-standard support activities are billable.
• All activities related to “Custom projects” are billable.

The minimum services incident shall be 0.3 hrs with increments of 0.1 hrs thereafter.

4. Effective Dates.


The term of the Agreement is month-to-month basis, and termination shall be provided in writing thirty (30) days prior to the monthly anniversary.


5. Payment Terms.


In consideration of the services provided, Customer shall pay GWS the annual contract fee within twenty (20) days of the Invoice Date. If Customer does not pay within twenty (20) days, GWS reserves the right to suspend all access to Application.


6. Ownership.


Any software developed by GWS shall remain the property of GWS. Customer shall not lease, sell or otherwise transfer the software to any third party, except as authorized by GWS.


7. Liability.




8. Personnel.


GWS has made a considerable investment in the hiring, training and retention of its personnel. Customer agrees to refrain from soliciting for employ any GWS employee for a period of two (2) years, unless otherwise mutually agreed in advance.


9. Travel.


Travel expenses shall be covered by Customer in addition to billed services. Travel time is not charged, but a minimum of 1.5 times travel time will be minimum billed for an onsite trip (even if actual time is less). If Customer schedules an onsite trip for services and cancels the trip, Customer must pay for the travel expenses incurred and may incur a cancellation fee.


10. Governing Law.


This Agreement and all amendments hereto are to be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado.


11. Activation Fee.


To activate Application a $400 fee shall be incurred each time activation occurs.

Coming Soon.

Partner Connect integrates with your ERP thru the Grey Wolf Connector.  You will need the Lite version of the Connector.

A trading partner connection is the combination of a document sent or received from a given trading partner.  For example, an 810 Out to Walmart is one trading partner connection.  An additional 810 Out to Lowes would make it two trading partner connection.