For more than 10 years, Merkur Group has helped companies in many industries save time and money and increase operating efficiency by automating document-intensive business processes such as purchasing, billing, accounts payable, receivables, order management, HR, and many others. They do so by replacing or augmenting manual processes with integrated document and data automation technology such as Merkur's DeliveryWare, WebDelivery, and hosted EDI products and services. The Merkur PeopleSoft Connector, used in conjunction with hosted services by Merkur’s cosubsidiary Edict Systems, provides an optimal EDI solution for automating outbound and inbound business documents.
Merkur’s EDI Integration for PeopleSoft Enterprise uses native PeopleSoft XML that
is mapped to and from EDI data as a service via Hosted Data Translation and then sent
to and received from vendors via EnterpriseEC. Trading partners that already do EDI
receive data by whichever means they prefer (value-added network, AS2, secure FTP).
Vendors that are not EDI-capable can use one of our WebEDI solutions to support all
the EDI requirements of their customers. Our Trading Community Ramping services,
combined with the availability of WebEDI services for their small and medium-size
vendors, provide a way to get 100 percent EDI participation from all vendors.
This EDI solution offers many benefits:
• Simple integration with PeopleSoft Enterprise enables users to dispatch purchase
orders (POs) as they normally do.
• No changes to PeopleSoft XML are required. All data translation is accomplished
by the Hosted Data Translation service.
• Hosted EDI services enable secure delivery of orders to trading partners that
currently do EDI, via any communications protocol, and to those that do not, via
hosted WebEDI services.
• The EnterpriseEC Web interface provides visibility into and management of all
• Inbound data can be validated against outbound data for exception handling
before data is integrated into PeopleSoft Enterprise. Documents can be accepted,
accepted with warning, or rejected with notification to both the buyer and the
• Vendor invoices from associated POs are automatically loaded into PeopleSoft
Enterprise, completing the buy-side transaction.
Merkur’s EDI Integration for PeopleSoft Enterprise uses native PeopleSoft XML
interfaces for both outbound PO data and associated incoming invoice/voucher data.
POs are dispatched with the PeopleSoft EDX method, which enables users to set up
and dispatch XML-based POs just as they would for printed POs.
The dispatched XML POs are picked up by a lightweight Merkur PeopleSoft
Connector, which, via secure FTP, delivers the XML orders to EnterpriseEC, where it
is translated into EDI data via Hosted Data Translation. The data is sent to the vendor
via its preferred communication method (value-added network, AS2, Secure FTP) or
made available to a non-EDI vendor via WebEDI, a Web-based EDI interface.
If the vendor is required to send back EDI PO acknowledgements or invoices, the EDI
data will be mapped to PeopleSoft XML and will be automatically loaded into
PeopleSoft Enterprise via the integration broker or validated by ValidateEC prior to
Merkur Group Environment
EDI Integration for PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, Version 1.0
Merkur PeopleSoft Connector, Version 5.1
EnterpriseEC, Version 3.1
Hosted Data Translation, Version 2.0
WebEDI, Version 2.3
ValidateEC, Version 1.2
PeopleSoft Enterprise Release 9.0
PeopleSoft PeopleTools Release 8.50
Oracle WebLogic Server Release 9.2
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.1.0)
|Solution Availability||United States|
|Company Size Solution is Targeting||< 50|
|Open Source Solutions||No|
Merkur Group, Inc.
As an Oracle Certified partner, Merkur Group provides document automation solutions for Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft Enterprise applications. Merkur solutions help companies save time, money, and increase operating efficiency by automating the document-intensive aspects of procure-to-pay and order-to-cash business processes including the production, delivery, capture, workflow, and storage of electronic documents and data.
Specific capabilities include:
Purchasing - Fax, email, and Web deliver POs and RFQs.
Accounts Payable - Automate input and approval routing of vendor invoices.
Billing and Collections - Fax, email, and Web deliver invoices, statements, Dunning letters.
Order Processing - Automate order entry and order acknowledgement response. REPORT Report Distribution - Fax, email, and Web deliver any Oracle or PeopleSoft reports/data.