Core Products for Business Integration
PDC Gateway Server
PDC Gateway is an interface platform specifically
designed to interface time collection devices and software to SAP or other systems. The interface
solutions are built and maintained with the included PDC Gateway Monitor tool
described below. This allows for a very flexible system which can accommodate a wide range of applications. It is
delivered with many common interfaces pre-built and ready to plug in. These
include SAP interfaces for PP-PDC, PM-PDC, HR-PDC and CATS to name a few. There
are also interfaces for Kronos products including Kronos Workforce Central and
Kronos Workforce Activities as well as direct interfaces with Kronos clocks.
Other manufacturers’ time clocks are also supported. The PDC Gateway uses
published APIs for Kronos interfaces and SAP IDOCs via ALE and BAPIs for near
real-time interfaces to SAP. It supports cancellations for PP and PM
confirmations out of the box. Contact us for more information on how we can help
you tie your collection methods into SAP to streamline your data acquisition
PDC Gateway is now shipped with a new service that collects punches from various online time collection devices.
Clocks can be set to "collect" and send the punch data to this service. Once collected the punch data can be
automatically formatted into the required output. This could be a flat file or an SAP IDOC sent via ALE.
There is also a CATS module available for sending punches to SAP CATS via BAPI function calls.
PDC Gateway Monitor
The PDC Gateway Monitor is a powerful development platform for building robust solutions for
the PDC Gateway Server. This tool replaces the Business Gateway Developer
and includes all of the features of that software combined with the previous features of the Gateway Monitor.
Packed with powerful
graphical tools for building PDC Gateway projects, the PDC Gateway Monitor also supports VB.NET and C#
based internal scripting languages for unlimited power and functionality. Graphical toolsets
include drag and drop mapping and process or field level script editing tools.
Kronos API structures are available at the click of a button for data mapping purposes.
The PDC Gateway Monitor also includes many monitoring and maintenance features.
At a glance the user can tell what processes are running and the status of each data queue.
There is also easy access to the various logs for greater visibility of ongoing processes.
By combining the Developer and the Monitor tools into one, an interface designer can quickly make changes and see the immediate results.
The latest version of the PDC Gateway platform now includes direct clock communication management tools.
The clock screen provides easy maintenance and configuration of Kronos 4500 clocks as well as the older 400 series clocks.
A clock can be created and assigned to a specific group. It can then import configuration settings from XML files or from other clocks.
There is a "WYSIWYG" viewer to preview what the clock buttons will look like based on the configuration files and an easy editor to make modifications.
All of the expected functions are available for handling each clock like initialization, time set, report queries, etc.
PDC Gateway Server for Kronos® iSeries® and SAP®
PDC Gateway is also offered in a version specifically designed for interfacing Kronos® iSeries® and SAP®.
This version includes all of the SAP® interface features like the IDOC Receiver and the PP/PM confirmation
BAPI module as well as specific connection tools and libraries to interface directly with the Kronos® iSeries® system.