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IBM Sterling Gentran Consulting

REMEDI offers Gentran Consulting on all of IBM's heritage Sterling Commerce products including Gentran:Server for Microsoft Windows, Gentran:Server for UNIX, Gentran:Server for iSeries, Gentran:Director Pro, Gentran:Director, and Gentran for z/OS

REMEDI's services are flexible to fit your time and budget constraints.  REMEDI's sales and recruiting staff matches an experienced consultant to your project based on scoping discussions with the client.  

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Listed below are our service offering categories including details of what is typically included.

Technical services

Technical services involve the installation and implementation of software, maps, workflows, etc.

  • Data mapping (any format - X12, XML, ACH, etc.)
  • Software installation and configuration
  • Map conversion
  • Software upgrade and conversion

Systems analysis

Systems analysis involves reviewing the system to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible and doing all it can do.  

  • System audit
  • Health check
  • Performance tuning

Administration and support

Administration and support services assist with the day-to-day operations of an EDI or integration system.

  • Trading partner on-boarding and testing
  • Manage, communicate, and fix errors and exceptions
  • Liaison between business and technical resources


IBM Sterling Gentran training is no longer available through IBM and they are relying on their partners to provide this service.

Each training engagement is different and is adjusted based on the needs of the customer.  A typical training agenda would include:

  • General overview
  • Trading partner setup
  • Communications
  • Mapping
  • Document tracking
  • Operations

Training is available on-site or virtual and can be tailored to any size group.

Managed services

Managed services allow companies to focus on their core business and leave the EDI and integration infrastructure management to REMEDI.

Project management

Project management services keep the project on time and within budget.

  • Identify needed resources
  • Create project timelines and deliverables
  • Schedule and lead project meetings
  • Communicate to project stakeholders
  • Monitor project progress
  • Manage resources and schedule

Gentran Product Description

Different editions to meet your business needs

  • IBM Sterling Gentran:Basic® is a data translation and management system designed to help you communicate easily with your trading partners.
  • IBM Sterling Gentran:Director® provides an electronic data interchange solution with data translation, process control and communication capabilities.
  • IBM Sterling Gentran:Server® is a versatile, high-performance EDI solution, designed for the translation of inbound and outbound EDI files and messages.

Partner management and transaction controls

  • Create and maintain the essential information needed to exchange data with multiple trading partners.
  • View user documents or transactions that are inbound, outbound, in error and stored in the system’s database and file system.
  • Re-process, delete and correct previous transactions.
  • Define your own error messages and report on data errors in a way that makes sense for your business.

Standards maintenance and security-rich features

  • Work with user-access and feature-access controls.
  • Display and maintain EDI standards online.
  • Create customized EDI standards for specific business needs.

Mapping integration

  • Build maps that define the relationships between your application files and your EDI standards.
  • Take advantage of automated EDI processing to select the proper map based on partner definitions and then translate data into the appropriate EDI format.
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