Securely and efficiently exchange any type of business document in any format in the world’s largest EDI VAN

Suppliers and customers can cut costs and increase revenue by trading digitally via EDI (electronic data interchange) through a value added network (VAN). With different electronic document types, communications protocols and ever-changing industry and regulatory standards, B2B integration can be costly and complex. Leveraging an EDI VAN provider shields organizations from complexity and future proofs against ongoing change.

With OpenText Trading Grid Messaging Service, the largest and most mature EDI VAN, companies can connect to a single unified integration cloud network to securely and reliably exchange nearly any type of business document in any data format with trading partners around the world.

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OpenText Trading Grid Messaging Service overview

Trading Grid Messaging Service connects organizations with their entire trading community to exchange business documents quickly and reliably over the largest e-commerce network in the world. The Trading Grid platform processes more business transactions than any other EDI VAN provider, handling more than 26 billion B2B transactions every year, accounting for more than $9 trillion in trade annually.

Trading Grid Messaging Service goes beyond digital document exchange to offer organizations more sophisticated B2B integration capabilities in areas such as process improvement, community engagement and supply chain process optimization. With the OpenText portfolio of integration solutions, organizations maximize the value of every trading partner relationship.

Learn how OpenText Trading Messaging Service combines decades of EDI VAN experience and investments to offer five essential characteristics for successful B2B operations.

OpenText Trading Grid Messaging Service features

Any-to-any connectivity

Provides any-to-any data format translation with robust data validation through an advanced mapping and translation engine, supporting diverse B2B vertical industry and regional standards as well as all major communication protocols.

Performance and reliability

Enables near realtime document exchange and efficient management by exception. Trading Grid leverages OpenText global data centers to ensure business continuity and fast, reliable mission critical business transactions.

Faster community onboarding

Accesses a pre-connected community of trading partners to rapidly onboard customers and suppliers over the largest e-commerce network. Automated provisioning significantly reduces the time to add new trading partners to the platform.


Offers protection and integrity at every level, including user authentication, non-repudiation, physical security, data encryption and on-going security audits.

Visibility, alerting and analytics

Includes OpenText™ Lens, for better visibility of transaction flows between any system or data source. Set alerts to manage by exception and leverage analytics for improved operational and business insights and seamless collaboration between trading partners.

Intuitive interface with self-service capabilities

Offers a single convenient self-service portal, Trading Grid Online, to access self-service administration, powerful and flexible document search tools, customizable document-level reports and other SaaS solutions.

Trading partner discovery

Enables ethical trading sourcing strategies to select trading partners based on specific corporate social responsibility criteria using the Global Partner Directory. Accelerates trading partner onboarding and time to value with extensive search capabilities and self-service connection invitations.

Community collaboration

Offers a feature rich request management and business process management tool for realtime status tracking of support requests. Enables guided report creation and automated workflows with automatic task assignment, request tracking and alerts.

Direct connection outsourcing

Provides the option of outsourcing complex and time-consuming direct connections via common protocols, including AS2, OFTP, SFTP and FTPS.

Enterprise integration

Features a pre-built API library to rapidly connect to existing applications and extend workloads managed in the Trading Grid platform.

Additional value-added solutions

Get access to additional Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, including OpenText™ Active Catalogue and OpenText™ Active Invoices with Compliance, to help build out efficiencies as the business grows.

“We have seen an EDI growth of 61% in the past 3 years and OpenText Trading Grid Messaging Service has enabled us to easily scale to meet this growing demand.”

Russell Spikes, EDI & Central Data Support Analyst, Dixons Carphone

OpenText Trading Grid Messaging Service benefits

Reduce costs

Reach all trading partners and send information in any format via a single connection to lower costs of in-house EDI tools, on average by 40%.

Improve business performance

Deliver the automatic flow of documents within key business processes to build business agility, accelerate time to revenue and reach new markets and geographies for supply chain activities.

Increase productivity

Gain more control over operations and increase the speed and accuracy of business transactions to deliver productivity benefits, including improved on-time delivery rates and faster inventory turns.

Accelerate trading partner onboarding

Access the largest pre-connected trading partner community with rapid new partner onboarding. Self-service and mobile capabilities allow partners to easily connect and collaborate.

Partner with the trusted global leader in B2B integration

Leverage over 40 years of OpenText experience in providing reliable global messaging services, including mapping, translation, compliance and community management.

OpenText Trading Grid Messaging Service solutions

Automates invoicing and compliance for more than 45 countries and offers data validation, digital signatures, archiving and electronic invoice delivery.

Monitors B2B transactions in realtime to ensure accuracy and compliance with company business rules, including a vendor compliance program for retailers.

Provides a realtime source of supplier information, including contacts, B2B capabilities, performance and sourcing profiles for regulatory compliance and accelerated onboarding.

Enables item data and image synchronization for the retail industry with an unmatched ability to synchronize the volume of products across 190 million unique items.

Monitors data flows between any system or data source, within the enterprise and with external business partners, for realtime visibility into all application-to-application (A2A) and business-to-business (B2B) data flows within a single, cloud-based data visibility solution.

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