Recent Posts

  • Six Steps to a Successful Integration Project: Step 4

    Aug 26, 2014
    In my previous post, I outlined the importance of putting security in place and the questions that need to be asked (and answered) before you get too far down the road. In this post, I’ll address locking down a launch date for your integration project.
    Read full post >
  • Six Steps to a Successful Integration Project: Step 2

    Aug 14, 2014
    In my previous post, I outlined the first step in this series—establish and prepare your team—which focused on how to prepare for and what to expect when starting a new integration project. The keys to preparation include getting team commitment, keeping everyone updated and expecting the unexpected. Now, let’s discuss the next crucial step in the process.
    Read full post >
  • SmartTotal™ and XML View Boosts EDI Support for SMBs and Enterprises of all Sizes

    Mar 05, 2013
    Data integration, including Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), is becoming more and more important to SMBs and enterprises when it comes to developing a successful e-commerce strategy, a key area that these businesses are focusing on in hopes to match up with the big name enterprises like Amazon.
    Read full post >
  • Combination of Claims and Clinical Data is the Holy Grail for ACO Analytics?

    Feb 15, 2013
    Combination of Claims and Clinical Data is the Holy Grail for ACO Analytics? Direct from Naveen Sarabu from eHealth's Annual Conference, 2013
    Read full post >
  • Data Sharing and Slot Machines

    Dec 20, 2012
    My wife and I were in Vegas recently on a little R&R getaway when I sat down at a slot machine. After a few minutes, I started thinking about the evolution of the slot machine and how that reminded me of changes in how applications are hosted and share data.
    Read full post >
  • The Cost of Success

    Oct 15, 2012
    Growth is a powerful driver and a clear indicator of success. When Liaison customer, Spectrum Chemicals, began to experience this type of expansion – it was clear that growing pains were going to be a side effect of success. Manually processing were error prone and lengthy in an industry that required attention to detail and real-time sensitivity. In response, Spectrum turned to Liaison (Hubspan at the time) to handle their B2B integration. Following implementation, Spectrum Chemical began to experience rapid improvement – dramatically reducing errors in order entry and improving over customer satisfaction.
    Read full post >
  • Liaison Healthcare Supports National Safety Month

    Jun 28, 2012
    As part of its ongoing campaign to encourage safe behavior, the National Safety Council announced June as National Safety Month. Through this annual observance, the organization is promoting awareness for leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
    Read full post >
  • Reliability Meets Defrost

    Mar 15, 2012
    My refrigerator stopped working recently. This was not good. No warning, just kaput! This is drama of course. Food is now on a collision course for spoiling. It’s amazing to think, all we ask of a refrigerator is to keep things cold. When it works as expected, we take it for granted. When it stops, we feel great pain.
    Read full post >
  • Cloud Data Integrations - Meshing the Old and the New: Part 2

    Mar 08, 2012
    This is the second of a three part blog series that discusses our favorite older technologies that work seamlessly with cloud-based data integrations. Next up on the cloud catwalk: EDI.
    Read full post >
  • Hey EDI – This is Your Life

    Oct 07, 2011
    The first version of EDI was based on the TDCC structure (Transportation Data Coordinating Committee). ASC X12 was established in 1979 and the first official version published in 1982; I was still a kid. It’s hard to imagine that here we are in a completely different century – 2011, and we are still talking about EDI. There has been such a proliferation of standards and technology built around messaging and services. Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) built around canonical messages represented using XML. Yet, EDI, I said it, EDI – still here. Ok, I am not here to provoke the usual standards war of “EDI is Dead. Long live EDI” – no, that battle has been fought many times, and can really bring out the passion in people faced with data interoperability, translation, integration and governance. No, I am here for some nostalgia –
    Read full post >
  • SAP Bridge – IDocs without all of the pain

    Sep 14, 2011
    One of the biggest challenges that companies face when trying to integrate with legacy SAP systems using IDocs, is the IDocs themselves. Even with new technology embracing XML, an IDoc is still an IDoc. There is still a considerable demand to be able to translate EDI to IDoc and IDoc to EDI. Take a look at this fragment of an IDoc. Then think about the process of modeling this data and writing a translation map to either convert this to EDI or vice-versa:
    Read full post >
  • The World is Not Flat….

    Sep 09, 2011 least that’s what they tell me. Having spent many years in and around EDI, and ANSI X12 in particular, I thought I would reflect on this statement.
    Read full post >