You can stay hidden in your cubicle having to constantly explain what you do to others in your company, even to those in your department Or…you can…
You are not in EDI, you are in IT! It is not EDI that you do, it is Data Transformation! Reenergize your Job!
When was the last time you reviewed how your current maps accomplish a task?
Do you have custom code to create or extract data that your ERP system does not have? Can your translator now create, get or update that data for you by accessing the DB?
Find out what others in IT are spending their time on. ◦ Are they converting spreadsheets for users to feed into the ERP system? ◦ Are they wrestling with text files sent by a customer or vendor? ◦ Are customers asking about the IT Department’s XML capabilities? What about cXML?
Are users receiving files (spreadsheets, text files, etc.) and spending too much time manipulating then or entering the data into the ERP system manually?
Allows for standardization of business processes. Increases automation of procedures. Saves a lot of manual effort. Low $ outlay as you already have the tool. May be included as part of your company’s “Green Initiatives” (less paper).
Show how business problems can be solved using existing software. Come out behind that curtain and show off the strengths and capabilities of the data transformation tool that you use every day. Be a hero to your IT Manager and to company management.
Think of yourself as a B2B e-Commerce Data Analyst! If you don’t some kid will replace you soon!