You gotta love MFT (Managed File Transfer). Or at least give it a try.
After all, MFT is application-agnostic, welcoming all flat-file creators and users alike with open arms – not to mention open standards.
MFT doesn’t require a huge store of EDI business documents or transaction types. Nor does it put pressure on you to join any uppity industry clubs, like RosettaNet (Electronics) HL7 (Healthcare) or SWIFT (Financial Services), to name a few of the finer associations.
Availing itself of a dazzling array of communication protocols (such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, SCP WebDAV, and even AS2), MFT is so robust it has earned a seat not only at EDI’s table – but is now considered by many companies as their B2B tool of choice.
Indeed, there are companies that have embraced Managed File Transfer as a primary integration tool. This means companies with hundreds of partners or third-party interfaces needing both cloud and on-premises connectivity for their multi HR applications, demographic data, time tracking, benefits, payroll, sales commissions and staffing. Or third-party logistics (3PL) and carrier companies which exchange shipping instructions, material master data, shipment & receipt notices and inventory.
And don’t forget organizations using MFT to exchange flat files from banking applications, including payments, reconciliation, electronic statements, positive pay, employee stock and funds transfer.
To the point, MFT’s flexibility is there to guarantee delivery of your data from point A to B – and then some – regardless of data file content, or its application of origin. For example, consider a film industry’s dailies (film takes from any given day) or entire PC data dumps from an FBI raid. In other words, any data, any time, anywhere, anyplace.
And then there’s MFT’s agents. What’s new about this is that agents will automatically (and very productively) work around-the-clock to deliver file transfers on demand, or scheduled as batch jobs. Additionally, the central MFT server can configure event-driven triggers, sending files both individually and by groups, as defined by similar characteristics.
For retail, this could mean synchronistically disseminating pricing and promotional information across store locations.
Enter webMethods ActiveTransfer, a fully, enterprise-integrated MFT solution that enables you to send, receive and monitor files of any size and any types – both internally and externally.
WebMethods ActiveTransfer will be on full display at the next DevCast Demos webinar scheduled for December 12. You’re invited to take a journey through the following MFT use-cases as demonstrated by Sr. Product Manager, John Wilson.
Learn what’s new by registering for this live demo webinar. Plus:
- See why the fresh new look and feel of webMethods ActiveTransfer simplifies your team’s workflow
- Learn how to execute simple file transfers and tasks/events so you can send mission critical communications quickly and securely
- Experience Lightweight MFT agents—file bots— in action; sending and receiving important business files between locations and your centralized server.
- Understand how lightweight MFT agents- file bots – send and receive critical business files between locations and your centralized server