|Business Need||Preferred Tool||Notes|
|Manual Submission of Data||Generates an XML file that must be submitted on a infrequent basis.|
|Fully Automated Submission of Data||Node||
Reasons for a fully automated submission process include:
|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||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.