DataHub – Integration & Interfacing

Interfacing and Open Integration

Cen Global have extensive integration expertise, having completed over 200 different interfaces in the last 2 years.  Our expertise includes XML, AS/2, JSON etc.

A good logistics or transport system is the communication hub of the supply chains in which it sits. Recognising this we developed DataHub to be a best of breed communications ‘engine’ for the supply chain.

DataHub works seamlessly to integrate the warehouse with a multitude of external systems including ERP systems, parcel carrier systems, customs and excise systems.

Multiple interfaces are supported, making DataFlow ideal for the 3PL environment where one client may have SAP, another Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), another Oracle and so on.

A simple to use interface configurator is provided for users who wish to design and maintain their own interfaces, this can be via XML or ASCII for example.

A compliance label design option available for users to design labels to meet customer or internal needs. All major bar code formats are supported, including GS1-128 as well as  the latest 2D and compact bar codes. Full support is provided for RFID, including to global EPC standards.  Voice picking can also be integrated.



All major bar code symbologies are supported, including GS1-128. ATMS is maintaining a library of compliance label templates as dictated by major retailers and manufacturers. These templates will be freely issued to all ATMS customers.

DataHub also provides the ability to provide EDI, XML and ASCII links to customers and suppliers; including order receipt, advance shipment note receipt (ASN), transmission of despatch and ASN details including the recording of mixed pallet contents and the production of GS1-128 labels. It allows business systems to exchange order, receipt and despatch information as well as product and stock details.

All modern supply chain systems must be capable of being linked or interlaced to other computer systems whether this be a customers system, an in-house system or a suppliers system. A typical flow of information to and from a third party is shown in the diagram.

DataHub, the Cen Global  e-supply chain communications hub, is designed for companies who need a cost effective, expandable and rapid solution to meet their growing needs within the Electronic Supply Chain.

In addition, DataHub provides the facility to enter and view information via Windows based screens and via a Web Browser. The Web Browser facility can be used across the Internet or Intranet.

Our in house engineering team has extensive interfacing expertise and has implemented interfaces to automated warehouses, voice recognition systems, conveyors, automated label applicators, ink jet printers, weighscales,  fixed head bar code and RFID scanners,  sortation systems amongst others.