VAN (Value Added Network) Communication

A Value Added Network (VAN) is a service that acts as a virtual mailbox where your data is picked up by your trading partners and you retrieve their data from them.  There are several ways to connect your computer to a VAN.  Communication methods commonly utilized are HTTP, secure FTP and direct connections via AS2.  In traditional EDI, VAN communication is the most commonly used method to get your data to your trading partners.

The best VANs offer at least 30 days archiving and excellent reporting capabilities  And many have upgrade features such as extended archiving and carbon copy service.  EDI VAN providers are plentiful so be sure to consider several possibilities to find the right fit.  Communicating EDI data with confidence can be challenging and the Aurora EDI Alliance can offer you world class technology with personalized customer service and competitive rates for VAN services.

 

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