eiConsole for X12 EDI

X12 EDI for Every Specification Exclusively in the eiConsole


PilotFish’s eiConsole for X12 includes more X12 EDI specific functionality and tools for EDI transformation than any other product on the market. With out-of-the-box functionality, PilotFish effortlessly handles trading partner versions of the entire X12 specification – supply chain, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, insurance, HIPAA, financial and retail. 

Robustly architected with features, extensibility, scalability and performance you can count on – PilotFish is the only X12 EDI Interface Engine that includes a complete integrated suite of built-in X12 EDI integration tools. Unlike competitors, with PilotFish there is no additional cost to access components or features.

  • Parse ANY X12 Transaction as XML
  • Validate X12 Messages during processing for structure and basic SNIP levels
  • Review and Map XML using human-readable (and easily understood) “Friendly Names”
  • Automatically Convert to human-readable text all encountered compact-consistent code values
  • Browse and Search the hierarchy of any X12 Message during data mapping
  • Produce ANY X12 Transaction from a corresponding XML representation
  • Scale to Interface large X12 Transactions through parallelized batch processing
  • Leverage support for customers handling both non-HIPAA and HIPAA specifications as well as support for versions 5010 and 4010

PilotFish’s exclusive graphical automated interface assembly line process and visual drag & drop Data Mapper offers unmatched ease-of-use and efficiency.  No coding or scripting is required. With PilotFish, technical business users can easily accomplish up to 90% of configuration.

Example of EDI 850 Interface Route in PilotFish Software

EDI 850 & EDI 855 Interface Workflow Example

No matter how complex, integrations are handled by the same methodology with PilotFish each and every time – removing the dependency on who created an interface. You quickly realize newly efficient processes resulting in significantly lower operational and maintenance costs.

Configuring an EDI Supply Chain Workflow Interface

X12 EDI Supply Chain Workflow Interface Video (12 min.)

PilotFish’s X12 EDI Built-In Components and Integration Tools

As a select distribution partner of X12 and with access to X12 standards artifacts, PilotFish is able to deliver the industry’s most robust solution for rapid and efficient parsing, mapping, validation and production of any X12 standards message.

X12 EDI Format Builder

Provides automatic processes to parse and read in any X12 EDI transactions

The eiConsole’s Format Builder loads a rich data dictionary for EDI transactions. The Format Builder includes field-level documentation and the friendly field names option. Source X12 EDI is validated while parsing.

X12 EDI Friendly Names Option 

Provides human-readable names for “cryptic” EDI records and segments

With the eiConsole’s Friendly Name option, EDI elements can be augmented with human-readable, descriptive names as outlined in the HIPAA implementation guides. The Friendly Names feature provides much-needed context when working with large EDI files or those with many repeating loops.

Lenient X12 EDI Parser

Easily consumes highly variable compliant and non-compliant X12 EDI

PilotFish’s powerful lenient X12 EDI Parser (an EDI transformation module) easily navigates the complexities and variability encountered in X12 EDI transaction sets and sub-sets, trading partner variation and non-compliant EDI. The lenient parser can parse unknown segments and capture data for subsequent conversion and manipulation. The lenient X12 EDI Parser identifies, flags and/or fixes errors, incorrect values, incorrect segment and element usages, etc.

X12 EDI Inline Documentation

Saves time with inline documentation easy access and convenience

PilotFish’s eiConsole provides implementation-specific inline documentation and context to ease the mapping process. When selecting an EDI segment or element, the ‘Doc’ tab will provide notes relating to the meaning of that element. The ‘Codes’ tab will describe acceptable coded values for that element as well as provide an additional description.

X12 EDI Looping Contexts

Inclusion of Looping Contexts aids and organizes EDI to XML and XML to EDI mapping

PilotFish’s eiConsole includes looping contexts as specified in implementation guides. These loops help to organize the XML that is produced, as well as provide a more complete representation of the EDI being transformed. This enhanced XML structure is also very helpful in mapping EDI-XML in PilotFish’s visual drag & drop Data Mapper.

SNIP Validation

Validates X12 messages during processing for structure and SNIP 1-3

SNIP validations are applied to incoming EDI as it is processed in PilotFish’s eiConsole. The eiConsole currently supports the SNIP types that are defined entirely in the X12 TR3 Table Data, which includes validation types 1-3. Table Data is organized specifically to handle non-HIPPA and HIPPA X12 differently, which is to the advantage of customers that deal with both sets.

X12 EDI Interface Reuse

Interface templates and vendor-specific samples speed up X12 EDI mapping

PilotFish’s eiConsole enables multiple patterns for reuse including: cloning & tweaking existing interfaces; utilizing a library of existing templates to select the closest to what is required for a new interface; using an existing interface as-is for multiple integration points and chaining “standard” interfaces with implementation-specific variants.

X12 EDI Inline Testing & Debugging

Enables testing at any stage in the transformation process

PilotFish’s inline graphical testing and debugging component allows users to test and debug directly from the eiConsole with no extra hardware as well as no “wait time” for compilation and deployment. Testing can be started or stopped at any stage. Test results and errors can be viewed at any stage. The eiConsole supports complete inline end-to-end integration testing of developed interfaces before deployment.

X12 EDI Data Mapper  

Enables toggle to XSLT view of mapping if desired

PilotFish’s X12 EDI Visual Data Mapper easily handles X12 EDI data mapping of any complexity and length with its unique triple-pane paradigm. Mapping remains graphically functional throughout.

The XSLT view in PilotFish’s X12 EDI Visual Data Mapper lets users work in XSLT (if and when desired) with changes made immediately available in the graphical view.

Rapid X12 EDI Implementations and New Customer Onboarding

PilotFish’s eiConsole for X12 EDI simplifies and streamlines EDI transformations and integration, automating repeatable tasks and significantly speeding up implementation and deployment. PilotFish implementations typically take a few weeks, not months upon months. Your X12 EDI default interfaces now usually can be configured and deployed in less than 30 minutes. Reuse of X12 EDI interfaces can be even quicker.

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