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Getting Started with BizTalk Services by Karthik Bharathy, Jon Fancey

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Scenario walk-through

Let us revisit the scenario we began with in this chapter; we will add a service provider to illustrate the concepts. A service provider, as we know, is an expert in EDI and will act as a middleman to help suppliers connect to large retailers. In this example, Contoso, a large retailer, wishes to procure stock from supplier Northwind. Since Northwind is not aware of EDI, they approach a service provider, Fabrikam, to help them connect with the retailer Contoso.

Ecosystem players

There are three players in our example. Contoso is a large retailer, Northwind is the supplier connecting to Contoso, and finally, Fabrikam is the EDI service provider providing EDI services to Northwind.

Provisioning BizTalk Services

Fabrikam creates ...

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