What Software is Needed?


Business Need Preferred Tool Notes
Manual Submission of Data

EN Services Center
Node Client

Generates an XML file that must be submitted on a infrequent basis.
Fully Automated Submission of Data Node
Virtual Exchange Service

Reasons for a fully automated submission process include:

  • Frequent submissions
  • Full logging of submission process
  • Standardize submission process across multiple dataflows 
Publish Data Node Environmental data are made available to one or more data consumers. Publishing Partner registers the data publishing service at Exchange Network Discovery Service (ENDS) so the data service can be easily discovered by other Partners.
Consume Data

EN Browser
Node Client

A Partner retrieves data published by another Partner.

To learn about the differences between a Node and Node Client, review Node or Node Client: To be or Not to Be.