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The EQuIS Data Processor, or EDP, sets the standard for simplicity in data quality management while supporting a host of features and capabilities that allow users the utmost in data checking flexibility. Data is checked and submitted into the EQuIS database via EDP using an Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD)—an electronic tabular format for sharing, manipulating and using data. EDP can be used as either a desktop or web user interface.
There are two primary desktop modes for using EDP.
EDP Standalone – Data providers check EDDs prior to submitting those EDDs to their client.
Professional EDP – EQuIS power users check EDDs for data quality and then import the data into the EQuIS database.
Both EDP Standalone and Professional EDP enable the user to check EDDs for formatting, valid values and logic before being accepted into EQuIS. Problematic EDDs are rejected and flagged for specific errors. EDD tables with errors are denoted in red, and individual fields within the EDD tables that have errors are highlighted with different colors, which signify the error type and facilitates correcting errors.
There is a separate web mode for EDP and is described in the Enterprise chapter.
EQuIS Enterprise EDP – Performs all the same checks as other EDP modes, but the entire process may be automated. The purpose of Enterprise EDP is for the automated workflow to receive (via ftp, email, or web) and process EDDs. Acceptance and/or rejection notifications are automatically sent.