Software & Services That Enable the Integration of Disparate Systems Using Common XML Standards
HR XML Standard
Implement the HR-XML Standard 10 to 100x Faster with Systems Integration Tools Specifically Designed to Handle the Nuances of HR-XML
Seamlessly Integrate All Your Internal and External Systems with the Software Used by the Leading HR-XML Standards Organization, the HR-XML Consortium
The HR-XML Standard offers the Human Resources industry the common messaging standard needed to enable communication between all the disparate and legacy systems. The ongoing development of the HR-XML standard and its data interchange vocabulary for human resources is helping to facilitate this communication and foster faster systems integration, but it is not enough. Companies require software and tools that can handle the complex semantics of the HR-XML standard and do the heavy lifting. Organizations need automated processes and reusable templates to really leverage the HR-XML standard and reap its rewards.
If you're an IT professional in the HR industry you are well aware of the challenges inherent with systems integration and data communication. Every time a new provider is added, another set of conventions for communication must be added and custom code needs to be written. One trading partner is using one version of HR-XML while another is using their own version of HR-XML, or is not using XML at all. Your company may be using yet another flavor. Bringing in a new vendor or delivering a new product takes a lot of time and is costly.
Whether your organization is starting with a simple point-to-point interface or is developing a comprehensive SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), PilotFish's integration solution is uniquely architected to handle the complex nuances of the HR-XML standard, help you get your projects done faster and create deliverables of higher quality. It is why the HR-XML Consortium itself is a licensee of our software and has partnered with PilotFish to offer its tools to its members.
The XCS eiPlatform Java Framework - a Central XML Hub Architecture - Fosters Effortless Integration Regardless of the Version of HR-XML, Operating System or Platform, Type of System or Service, Database or Communication Protocol Used
PilotFish offers the HR-XML user the XCS Enterprise Integration Platform (XCS eiPlatform). It is a complete Java framework that supports high volume and secure, run-time processing of interfaces developed using the XCS eiConsole for HR-XML, the IDE developers workstation. With the XCS eiPlatform, any system(s) or services can be integrated with any other system(s) or services regardless of platform, operating system, database or communication protocol.
With the XCS eiPlatform Connectivity, Validation, Transformation, Routing and Delivery, is accomplished through several configurable component Stages. Data is retrieved from the source system with "Listeners". "Processors" then take over and perform Decryption, Decompression, EBCDIC/ASCII conversion, MIME Multi-part Processing, SOAP Unwrap, Validation, and more. The "Transform" component transforms the data from the proprietary format of the Source system into an industry standard or common (canonical) format. The "Router" routes the data to the target system or systems. An additional "Transform" component transforms the data from the industry-standard XML format to the format(s) of the Target system or systems. Another "Processor" may be configured to perform operations to prepare the data for transport to the target system. Lastly the "Transport" component is responsible for the delivery of the data to the Target system or systems in the exact format, transport and encryption method required. What in the past took months, even years to do can now be done, in some cases, in hours, days or just weeks.
Learn more about the XCS eiPlatform at ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION PLATFORM.
The XCS eiConsole's Graphical Interface Gives the HR-XML User Unprecedented Power to Easily and Quickly Manage All Aspects of Interface Development and Management, Including Pre-Built Templates for the 3.0 Specification
The HR-XML 3.0 specification is giant leap forward in the evolution of standards-based Human Resources automation. Built on the solid foundation of the previous HR-XML 2.x releases, the HR-XML 3.0 specification provides a flexible vocabulary for describing the most important data exchanges in the HR process. Version 3.0 unifies previous message schemas into a shared data dictionary with discrete messages represented as BODs (Business Object Documents). HR-XML 3.0 also further aligns the HR-XML Consortium's efforts with those of other standards organizations.
Now that the standard has been released, it's promise must be realized
PilotFish's XCS eiConsole for HR-XML is the industry's highest quality, fastest, and most cost effective means for implementing the HR-XML standard. The XCS eiConsole for HR-XML includes interface templates for each of the many HR-XML Business Object Documents (BODs) in the HR-XML 3.0 Specification. Developers can point, click, clone, and configure these templates to build a custom HR-XML interface.
The best-of-breed data XSLT transformation component, the XCS Data Mapper, enables the translation of proprietary formats to and from HR-XML. The XCS Data Mapper has been pre-loaded with HR-XML Schemas (XSDs) to permit graphical navigation of the HR-XML schema and associated documentation.
The XCS eiConsole for HR-XML supports each of the functional areas covered
User/Employee Data Provisioning
Click on the link to learn more about the CORE PRODUCT features of the XCS eiConsole.
For more on the XCS eiConsole for Human Resources see our Catalog Page.
Get a Real-Time View on Performance with the XCS Dashboard
An optional component, the XCS Dashboard, allows you to monitor the performance of the XCS eiPlatform. With it you can view, trace, analyze, and report on transactional interfaces traversing the XCS eiPlatform. All the Transactional errors can be captured, diagnosed, and restarted without requiring changes to the source or target systems participating in the interface.
Learn more about the XCS Dashboard.
Verify and Validate Member Messages Automatically
Another component, the Validation Server, enables the automated validation and certification of trading partners' messages to standardize initial and ongoing information exchange. A company that is receiving the same messages from multiple trading partners (for example, an ApplicationAcknowledgement) can "publish" their message formats and rules to allow the trading partners to test their message transactions before going "live".
Learn more about CORE PRODUCT features of the XML Validation Tool.
Learn about features specific to the HR-XML Validation Server.
FREE HR-XML Standard Reference Guide the HR-XML Model Viewer
Get the most out of HR-XML with PilotFish's XML for HR Model Viewer. It is a free Web-based schema browsing tool driven from HR-XML deliverables which offers all these features:
The XML for HR Model Viewer offers an easy-to-navigate representation of the standard and is fully searchable. This powerful reference guide facilitates logical mapping to and from HR-XML.
Learn more about the HR-XSD Model Viewer .
Put the power of HR-XML to work for you with PilotFish tools, built to support the unique semantics of the HR-XML standard. Download a free trial copy today or call us to set up a personal WebEx demonstration.
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EICONSOLE FOR HR-XML
A complete IDE to create, manage and deploy interfaces with templates for each of the many HR-XML Business Object Documents ("BODs") in the HR-XML 3.x Specification. Point, click, clone, and configure these templates to build a custom HR-XML interface, in as little as a few hours. Use the drag & drop Data Mapper to translate proprietary formats to and from HR-XML. Benefit from enhanced productivity with pre-loaded HR-XML Schemas (XSDs) that allow graphical navigation of the HR-XML schema and provide associated documentation. Once your interface is built, deploy it with a mouse-click on the XCS eiPlatform, runtime. Download a free trial of the eiConsole for HR-XML today!