Partner Connect

EDI has been around for decades. Over that time, the evolution of what EDI encompasses has changed. While the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) tries to standardized EDI document sets, the human factor has intervened and prevented standards in EDI to proliferate.


According to the “Transform Your Supply Chain with Collaboration” study from the University of Tennessee, “suppliers reported the cost of processing an order electronically is nearly 25% less expensive than receiving the order via email, fax, or the phone”

Grey Wolf has offered Partner Connect since 1997 and it too has evolved over time. From supporting spEDItran to BizTalk Server to a hosted solution, Partner Connect has changed as technology has improved.

From our perspective, EDI is not just ANSI X12. Partner Connect supports XML, CSV, Excel…any file format. In addition, it does not require a VAN.Partner Connect supports SMTP, FTP, sFTP, HTTP, AS2…almost any transfer protocol.

It also does not require an EDI module or importer at the ERP level. Instead, APIs and Web Services provide the integration with your ERP. This give you more flexibility and control over your integration at a much lower cost.

The prerequisite for Partner Connect is Grey Wolf Web Services Lite.

Grey Wolf has been working with several trading partners since the 1990’s. That experience allows us to focus on your specific document setup needs. To see which trading partners (or documents) that have been done in the past, use the following lookup:

Past EDI Setups

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Activation Fee

This $400 fee is incurred each time you activate Partner Connect.

Document Setups

Grey Wolf makes your life easier by working with your trading partners to complete the document setups. The setup fees are $660 for the Initial Setup and $330 for Subsequent Setups (per document per trading partner).

Transaction Fees

After the documents have been setup and tested with your trading partners. There is a transaction fee charged for each document (not per kilocharacter). If a VAN is required, you will not be incurring VAN charges. They are included in the transaction fee. The rate per document can get as low as $0.016 per document (a lot less than the $0.50 per document with the United States Postal Service).