Typical volume of EDI orders for SPS, GP,and Process Logic

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I am curious about what the typical amount of orders are for other users of GP-SPS-ProcessLogic and what other users experience when importing and exporting massive quantities of EDI docs.  

We see days when our orders number as high many as 2000 in one day.  For our heavy EDI users we have had to give them a dedicated machine and GP account that can sit there and just process orders/invoice.  

What is the day to day usage like for the rest of you folks?

Thanks 
-Bryan
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We do a very small volume compared to yours but it still takes a long time to import/export 850/810's. It seems even slower for 940/945 activity.

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Hi Bryan,

Our peak season we can see 4 - 7K.  We also have a dedicated EDI machine for receiving/sending documents.  We are processing 855/856/810 docs.  I try to keep the queue

clean on the CuteFTP site, (right click, remove all, sometimes you have to close program and do it again if changes didn't take) If you don't keep it clean, it will greatly increase your transmission time.

I also remote into our server and start downloading Sunday night for Monday morning orders (or during peak, everyday).  Howard was working on an automated download that could be set on a timer, but that was never completed for us.  It's a great feature that I hope will someday be working for Process Logic.
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Oh sweet Jesus! A timed download would be spectacular.   


I have just gone through our heavy user's cuteftp global settings and set them to be inline with this document  http://help.globalscape.com/help/cuteftp8/Improving_CuteFTP_Performance.htm 

 We will see how it goes. 


Thanks so much for your feedback

Screenshots from the settings I used.


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Have you considered ScriptFTP?  Here's a link:
http://scriptftp.com/

It allows for timed/unmonitored downloads.  You can even script commands to delete files on the remote server once you've successfully downloaded the file.  Our volume is significantly smaller here, and we use a different system, but ScriptFTP gives us a great deal of flexibility.

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The note I would raise on having an external application download for you is one of 'File not found' on the FTP site.  When process logic downloads files (850/945) the way it works is it does an FTP copy from the FTP site down to your local folder.  The as Process Logic routine then takes a directory of the local folder, processes each file in it, and then does a delete of the file form the FTP site.  If the file does not exist on the FTP site it will throw a message up for you that the file could not be found.  If you had say 100 of these files, you would get 100 messages that the FTP file could not be deleted/found. 

This could be gotten around in the code by not notifying the user of the file not being on the FTP site but the intent was to notify the user of this due to the chance of 'orphan' files in the local folder. 

I will drop a note to the SPS leads about this and suggest the addition of a 'Service' that could be set to run on a timed interval that would accomplish the same thing.

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