EDI of Today

Evolutionary EDI-Mapping on IBM i

With i-effect® *MAPGUI it is now possible to create data mappings on the IBM Power Systems simply and efficiently with a graphical interface.


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ANY2ANY - Map EDI data in any imaginable combination

With the ANY2ANY-Concept EDI-Format like XML, EDIFACT, TRADACOMS, DB, FLATFILE, X12 and CSV could be converted. In addition, the module *MAPGUI provides a GUI for creating and maintaining mappings.

Each i-effect® EDI module is available separately.
This helps you to create spaces in process planning. Future expansions are integrated quickly and easily.

Unique on IBM Power Systems

EDI Mapping Yesterday & Today

With i-effect® *MAPGUI it is now possible to create data mappings on the IBM Power Systems simply and efficiently with a graphical interface.

The new i-effect® Solution Suite, with its graphical interface, sets a new standard for use of IBM Power Systems (System i, iSeries, AS/400): Not only its technical highlights but also its multifaceted functionality with the newest techniques help to simplify the data mapping process.


Interface to every single ERP system

Our solution is easily connectable to any ERP system with no risk of restricting you or your business partners. Your current ERP system does not need to be changed to bring it closer to our solution; we bring our solution closer to your system. If you tell us the EDI format and communication you want - i-effect® will do the rest.

i-effect® brings all the characteristics that a modern EDI converter is in the need of. Even without relying on ERP, all message-formats and ways of communication can be served.

Message Types
  • VDA-Format
  • XML
  • OpenTrans
  • EDITec
  • SAP-Idoc
  • Odette
  • ANSI X.12
  • CSV
  • Flatfile
  • Inhouse Files
  • etc.
  • AS2
  • AS4 (Soon)
  • OFTP
  • OFTP2
  • X.400
  • SMTP
  • SFTP
  • FTP
  • FTPS
  • HTTP(S)
  • etc.
  • SAP
  • AccountMate
  • Intaact
  • NetSuite
  • Sage
  • Exact
  • Infor
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle Fusion
  • etc.
EDI Message-Types
  • etc.

Convert your data into any EDI standard format

With the help of the functionality of our EDI-converter in i-effect® you can convert different data formats, for example: EDI messages, IBM i files, pc formats or database entries as well as ERP files.

The converter gives you the possibility to change origin formats, that you use inhouse, into message formats of common EDI standards (for example: UN/EDIFACT, ODETTE, VDA, ANSI X12, etc.).

Our graphical EDI-Mapping module MAPGUI helps you to create and care your EDI-Mappings so that you always have an overview of your processes.

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Automate your processes on the IBM i

To manage your business processes and your whole EDI-workflow on the IBM i, our module *SERVER offers extensive possibilities for the automation and monitoring of the functions and procedures. For the automated processing of files or for the control of the process you have to define time and/or event-driven tasks.

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Transfer your EDI messages secure and reliable

If you want to transfer EDI messages to your business partner you can choose between different communication protocols. On this occasion you can select between transmission channels that depend on the sector and others which are not depending on any sector. With the help of the communication modules of i-effect®, data can be transferred automated, secure and efficient to your business partners. And this with a high number of possible communication modules (*AS2, *OFTP, *EMAIL, etc.).

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i-effect® just as needed.
No more and no less.

Intelligentes modulares System

The i-effect® Solution Suite is an intelligent, modular system, which customers can tailor to their business’ individual needs: The i-effect® module world is multifaceted and unique. Future expansions are integrated quickly and easily.

Overview of all modules

We are not the only ones who are happy with i-effect®

More than 600 customers in over 30 different countries use i-effect®

You cannot play even fairer

We are sure that everyone who has tried i-effect® once will see all advantages of this solution. For this reason we make a promise now: No cure, no pay!

No Cure, No Pay

If you‘re not entirely convinced: we‘ll uninstall i-effect® and say goodbye. No invoice will be sent. No obligations, no hassle, no fees!

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Software Made in Germany

The "Software Made in Germany" initiative is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy.

IBM Advanced Business Partner

IBM Partnership since 2001. Platform bounded but we still attach great importance to our independence as an IBM Independent Software Vendor (ISV).

EDI-Specialist since 1989

The menten GmbH is a specialist for the exchange of electronic business documents since 1989. More than 600 customers in 30 countries rely on our solution suite i-effect®.

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