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VAN vs AS2 - Which is Better for Sending EDI Documents?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 10:41 AM

There are currently two ways of exchanging EDI documents. The first one involves subscribing with a third party known as a Value Added Network or VAN, while the second one involves using the AS2 protocol. Sure, there might be a few other less-known options out there but these two are, by far, the most widely used. But which of these two options is best for your business? 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AS2

How to Use AS2 MDN Async Receipts on the JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Jul 18, 2020 @ 03:25 AM

When you request an electronic receipt a.k.a. Message Disposition Notification or MDN for your AS2 transmission from your trading partner, you can choose between two options: Sync MDN or Async MDN. In this post we'll show you how to use the latter. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

How To Schedule an AS2 File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

In a previous post on automated AS2 file transfers, we showed you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it would monitor a directory for newly added files and then, each time a new file is detected, transmit that file to an AS2 trading partner. Today, we're going to try something different. We're going to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to carry out an AS2 transmission on a pre-defined schedule.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers, AS2

What Is The Standard Server Port For AS2? | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 @ 06:20 AM

The AS2 protocol has no standard port per se. However, since it runs over HTTP or HTTPS, people who use AS2 also use the standard ports of those protocols by default.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

An Easier Way Of Exchanging AS2 Trading Partner Credentials

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 10:44 PM

AS2 is no doubt the best option for carrying out B2B exchanges of EDI documents. However, compared to general purpose file transfer protocols like FTP/S or SFTP, it's known to be considerably more difficult to set up. And one of the hardest parts is in setting up the connection (basically, between two trading partners) itself. This method we're about to share with you should greatly simplify things in that regard.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, AS2

Benefits of using the JSCAPE MFT Server as an AS2 Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 21, 2020 @ 02:46 AM

As promised in our last post, we're going to talk about JSCAPE MFT Server and why it's the perfect choice for an AS2 server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Security, Secure File Transfer, AS2

How To Pick The Best AS2 Server For Your Business | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 @ 05:11 AM

So you've already discovered the benefits of AS2 and are now convinced you need one for your business. You might now be wondering, 'what is the best AS2 server out there'? There can be a number of products to choose from, so let's identify the qualities that really matter.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, AS2

What is an AS2 Server? | B2B File Sharing | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 13, 2020 @ 06:27 AM

Last time, we talked about the benefits of AS2 and why you might need it for your business. In order to transact through AS2, you'll need an AS2 server. Here's what it is.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, AS2

What are the Benefits of AS2 File Transfers? | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Mar 11, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

Since the start of the year, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in interest for AS2 from businesses across the board. AS2 is commonly used in enterprise B2B transactions. So why are more businesses, even SMBs, gaining interest in it? What benefits do organisations stand to gain from adopting AS2?

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

How to Apply a Digital Signature on AS2 MDNs | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 04:55 AM

To ensure non-repudiation of AS2 receipts, you need to affix digital signatures to your AS2 Message Disposition Notifications or MDNs. We'll teach you how to do that in this post.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Security, Secure File Transfer, AS2