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Cleo EDI Integrator Skill Set

Updated: Wednesday November 20th 2019

Background of Cleo Integrator for iSeries:

In April of 2016 Cleo Communications purchased EXTOL International. At the time the flagship EDI translator was named EXTOL EDI Integrator (EEI). Cleo re-branded the product to Cleo EDI Integrator.
All the functionally that users are accustomed to was preserved and will be enhanced over time under the Cleo product line.

Cleo Integrator for iSeries:

Versions: 5.5e, 5.8.3, 5.9, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7
Skill Set:Mapping, trading partner set-up, VAN communications, diagnosing issues, AS/400 application interfacing, system monitoring, creating programs that tie in with EXTOL data files, create new mapping specs, EXTOL upgrades, disaster recovery planning.

Real Life Cleo Integrator Examples:

Auto-Routing: Applied logic in EXTOL map to take several data inputs to determine if a different map was needed to be used. In order to apply this logic an RPG program was used along with the EXTOL M4 feature.
FTP scripting: Set-up FTP scripting for inbound/outbound processing to trading partner's FTP server. Used EXTOL's FTPCNLUP pgm to dynamically delete/rename files after performing MGET.
Brand new installs/upgrades: Work with EXTOL customers to perform brand new installs of EEI. Also assist in performing periodic upgrades of EEI.
Purging: Perform EXTOL EEI purges on wknd to keep EXTOL processes streamlined. Also assisted customers in reviewing files such as EXDINPP and EXDDWPP3 to determine if purging was necessary.
Custom Menus: Used EXTOL's custom menu functionality to create 'access' points for customer service reps. These menus assisted customer service reps to navigate EXTOL EEI.
Creating new environments:Worked with EXTOL customers to create/maintain EXTOL EDI Integrator QA and Development environments.
Utilize EFL functionality:Applied EFL to capture ad hoc information, ie. PO # and release # in EDI 850, in a file that was not part of the ruleset.
Implementation with Dashboard 2.1:Set-up Dashboard on non iSeries system to interface with EXTOL EDI Integrator. Updated inbound/outbound maps with correct control codes. Documented instructions for client.

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