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There are universal any-to-any translators and specific format translators. Specific format translators tend to be easier to use but they can only perform certain types of translations. All translators support at least EDI X12 4010, 5010, 5030 and 6010.

Translator Features Supported Translations SDK Requirements
XTranslator Comes with Map Editor. Allows various mapping scenarios, even complex ones. Can both read and produce EDI files. Connects to databases via ODBC. Integrates well with XT Server for automated processing. Downside: takes time to map and setup. Any-to-Any C#.NET developer 2008/2012/Vista/7/8/10
XTranslator Lite Simplified translator designed for EDI X12 to CSV or XML translations. Map Editor is included. Downside: limited to EDI CSV and EDI XML processing. EDI to CSV, CSV to EDI
Mini Translator Easy to setup. No need to map anything. Fast. Downside: limited features. EDI to CSV (Excel) 2008/2012/Vista/7/8/10
eTranslator Designed for common bidirectional translations. Easy translation of EDI X12 files into XML and back. Downside: limited to those specific translations. EDI to XML, XML to EDI


Automated EDI processing combines translation, validation, backup, data transfer, error notifications and many other tasks.

Server Features Data Transfer Requirements
XT Server Integrates with XTranslator and XTranslator Lite. Comes with EDI Validator built-in. Has Processing Editor for various automation scenarios. Server can watch folders for incoming files, schedule processing at specific times or time intervals, send and receive data, call external programs to perform additional processing. Client for FTP, SFTP SSH, FTPS SSL/TLS 2008/2012/Vista/7/8/10

Validation Tools

All validation tools support EDI X12 releases 40xx, 50xx and 60xx. That means 4010, 5010, 6010 and all in between.

Validation Features Input Output Requirements
EDI Validator EDI validation for automated or semi-automated processing. Local execution. EDI X12 40xx, 50xx, 60xx, 70xx, HIPAA EDI X12 997, TA1, 999, HTML, CSV 2008/2012/Vista/7/8/10
Lite EDI Validator Web based EDI validation. Nothing to install. EDI X12 40xx, 50xx, 60xx, HIPAA EDI X12 997, TA1, 999, JSON Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge