Data conversion creates uniform basis for cooperation
In logistics, data conversion has the task of extracting data from source files - for example databases, files, web services - and converting them into another format. In order to ensure a high level of networking of the individual services along the supply chain, documents in different data types or data formats, from different sources, are merged, converted and exchanged. For example, using a method such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). In the resulting target files - which all belong to a uniform file format - the functionality and quality of the source files is maintained. Data conversion is particularly important for in-house development, innovation and process analysis.
Complex processes in the conversion of logistical data
Depending on the number of data to be translated and their complexity, the respective data conversion processes are also simple or complex. With lossless data conversion, the information in the target file remains the same as in the source file, such as date and time for logistical services - which can be recorded and stored in a wide variety of date formats It is essential for the use of converted files that their contents remain consistent and further usable. If the data can always be converted into the recipient's target system, this ensures faster data processes, data migration, retrieval and modification. This makes it easier for all authorised dialogue groups to access, check and visualise files.