EC-BP, with the help of Todd Gould and Alan Wilensky recently wrote about “Do We Need VANS?” With supply chain platforms providing the E to E linkage and Managed File Transfer Services- do VANS still play a role? The pros and cons of VANs, AS2, FTP, Electronic Commerce Communications Providers. We will be evaluating TRANSPORT, not mapping, Web portals, or other services which could be performed by a VAN as well as by other EDIservice providers.
We had quite a few comments from several forums and groups. We are generalizing and grouping these comments to be able to address them.