Architecture question: Where do you put your complexity?
I'm designing a workflow for PHR via FTP. What I've done is create a single FTP adapter to pick up files from multiple customers. A router then accesses a lookup table and determines if a particular customer is allowed to send a particular message type to the state. If not, the message doesn't go out. It seems like everyone is against this approach (other than my CEO, thankfully), including Intersystems:
This seems like a terrible practice to me, but before explaining my reasons I wanted to see what everyone else thinks.