You want to communicate in a more customer-friendly manner
Easily connect internal and external systems
Securely and reliably exchange data with customers and other parties
And always have real-time insight into the functioning of your data communication
With the digital power strip (ESB, Enterprise Service Bus) from Star Connect, you can quickly and safely connect your own systems and those of customers, suppliers and other links in the logistics chain. Whether connections between ERP systems, logistics management systems such as a TMS, WMS or TOS, community systems or parcel service systems are involved: via Star Connect, you can realise the correct interfaces. Star Connect converts all data into the desired format for everyone and always distributes it to the relevant parties. Chain collaboration consequently becomes much easier and far more efficient.
Yellowstar has the knowledge and experience to quickly realise the most diverse interfaces in a practical manner. Connections are seamlessly geared to the specific business situation of all parties. Each party can continue to operate in its own IT environment and send and receive the required data from there. Furthermore, Star Connect makes you self-reliant. You can connect new parties to the power strip yourself or remove existing ones. If desired, you can also let us take care of this.
Through an extensive dashboard, Star Connect allows you to monitor all data communication in real time. If required, all connected parties can also set up their own dashboard for 24/7 status information. Proactive alerts allow for immediate intervention; for example if a link suddenly becomes inactive or supplied information proves incorrect.
Less manual actions are needed due to the automatic message flow
You decide yourself with which systems, portals and chain parties you want to make a connection
Internal, external, and third-party systems can be easily linked
You can control the data flow via your dashboard and quickly act on deviations through alerts
By exchanging data through smart system links, the content remains reliable
Realize future system connections with new customers quickly and adequately
Star Connect is a central EDI communication platform (ESB) for the exchange of electronic data, which uses the free open source tool from Talend. This is a power strip where your applications and the applications of all your chain parties with whom you collaborate can easily plug in to. This has been enriched by Yellowstar with mapping (drag and drop) and dashboards. Mapping ensures that connecting a new party to a standard message can be easily realised and dashboard alerts make it easy to monitor, so that the process continues smoothly. Star Connect is the ‘administrator’ that stores data correctly, safely and in a locatable way in your underlying application landscape. Multiple databases and applications are automatically supported with EDI links for logistical system integration. That gives you the freedom to choose applications that are compatible with your business operations. Pure efficiency!
Yes, when you use the hosting services at Yellowstar, compared to a situation in which you are responsible for the Yellowstar applications hosting yourself, you experience a number of certainties and benefits. Roughly, these benefits can be subdivided into operational, financial and compliance aspects. Read the advantages of hosting in our article.
No, this is recommended for setting up structured data communication. For limited or temporary data exchanges, direct one-to-one links can also be made with your database. Naturally, Star Connect is not required if you already have purchased an ESB. In this case Yellowstar provides the EDI connection to your ESB.
Yes, we make our customers self-reliant. Yellowstar makes the standard plugs that you can choose to expand. But you can also make your own plugs yourself. This allows you to connect your customers faster with the information they want. Because of this you are no longer dependent on your software supplier. Plan yourself a smile!.
Yellowstar has three products in the Star Suite that connects parties at different levels in the chain:
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