Honda recently informed suppliers of the need to change their
method of communicating EDI data, manufacturing, and R/D drawings to
Honda. Honda is discontinuing the use of the IBM VAN and is
requesting that suppliers either connect directly to the Honda
Supply Team Hub “HSThub” via FTP/s, or connect through ANX. Although
Honda may support VAN interconnects, it will no longer pay any VAN
Direct communications to the Honda Hub, HSThub, must use an
approved FTP/S product such as Cleo’s LexiCom.
It's easy for you to make the change. If you are a
LexiCom user, the transition is simple by just adding a pre-configured
Honda connection, and you can be connected in minutes. If you
are not using LexiCom, then contact CTI Communictions for details on how to get
connected in about an hour with no retraining of your EDI
Key LexiCom Features:
- Easy to Use: Install in just a few minutes
- Tightly Integrated with leading
including Sterling’s Gentran, Inovis’ TrustedLink, EDS’ EDI Asset,
and many others. This eliminates EDI coordinator retraining.
- Multiple Protocol Support: Whatever your
requirement, FTP, FTP/S, HTTP, HTTP/S, AS2, AS3, or ebXML, Cleo
has your connection.
- Over 100 pre-configured Trading Partner connections.
In addition to Honda, LexiCom connects to DaimlerChrysler, Ford,
GM, BMW, Johnson Controls, Lear, Freightliner, Detroit Diesel,
Hyundai, Covisint, GXS, ANX, and
- Cleo's Full Support: Expert assistance, 8 to 5,
coast to coast.
- Can I use a non-approved communication product to
connect directly to Honda?
No, you can only use an approved product to connect directly via
FTP/S or you can connect indirectly through ANX. CTI
recommends Cleo's LexiCom as the scalable Internet communications solution, tested with and
approved by Honda.
- Is it more economical to connect indirectly via ANX or
directly via FTP/S?
Suppliers connecting via ANX pay the full cost of
all communication charges. Typically, it is more economical to
purchase LexiCom to connect directly to Honda. The software cost
pays for itself in savings in ANX charges over just a few months.
- Will Honda support Bisync or Async communications?
No, only Internet communications will be allowed.
- What do I need to do if I'm using Bisync or Async to
connect to Honda?
Call CTI Communications to get information on LexiCom.
- Does LexiCom offer a preconfigured host for Honda?
Yes, Cleo offers a preconfigured host to save you setup time.
- Honda requires a password change every 90 days. Does
Cleo solve this problem?
Yes. LexiCom automatically changes the password with its automatic
password update feature.
- I'm already a LexiCom user, what do I need to do?
Simply contact CTI Communications to purchase a pre-configured host for Honda.
- I'm already a LexiCom user with an existing host
connection to Honda via another VAN, what do I need to do?
Honda encourages all suppliers to fully evaluate potential savings
by coming to the HSThub directly. If you decide to connect
directly to Honda, then Cleo will get you up and running with
Honda before you decommission your existing connection.
Cleo leads the way with thousands of automotive suppliers using
LexiCom. LexiCom products cover all security requirements and the
demand for scalable options. Any trading partner, any protocol, any
network, Cleo has your connection.
To inquire about pricing or to place an order for LexiCom:
Contact us at 1-866-284-3780
CTI is an authorized Cleo Reseller offering LexiCom for Honda:
For more information, follow the links below. Use your
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For more information on Honda EDI visit
www.HondaSupplyTeam.com or email the North American Logistics
Systems Group at: