Partner Connect Overview and Comparisons

Partner Connect architecture utilizes:


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

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.


Grey Wolf’s Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for P21 | SX | CSD 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.


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 (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 give 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 resubmittal
    • Document tracking
    • Transaction statistics
    • Report recipients
    • Notification management
Past EDI Setups

Grey Wolf has been working with several trading partners since the 1990’s. That experience allows us to focus on your specific document setup needs. To see which trading partners or documents or marketplaces that have been done in the past, use the following lookup:

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