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EDI integration

Systems Thinking at Orderful

As a software product, it’s imperative that we solve the EDI integration problem through automation.  For those of us that have built a software integration, we tend to think of an integration as one unit of work. We’re problem solvers that like to get sh$t done. Once we finish the…

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Orderful – We’ve Raised $10M to Advance the Supply Chain

We’re excited to announce our Series A investment from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), led by General Partner, David Ulevitch. Our Mission Orderful is a SaaS EDI network improving the world’s supply chain by enabling buyers and sellers to immediately trade data. What is the Problem? A simple way to think of…

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Communicate Tech Issues

Seven Ways To Clearly Communicate Complex Tech Issues

As a tech professional, it can feel like you are dealing with an array of complex issues every day. It may come easy to you to understand the details of what you are working on. However, the higher-ups—especially in other departments—may not see it as clearly. Part of the job…

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cloud EDI

Can Cloud EDI Eliminate Implementation Headaches?

It stands to reason that moving just about any business process to the cloud could make it faster, cheaper, and more flexible. But don’t assume that just because a service bills itself as a cloud EDI solution, it can meet the demanding needs of both you and your trading partners….

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EDI implementation

The Biggest Time-Wasters in Every EDI Implementation

EDI implementation is a time-consuming, costly, and frustrating process for nearly everyone. And what happens when your retailers’ requirements change? You’re expected to make corresponding changes to your EDI implementation. You’ll have to go back in, rewrite code, send a test transaction, get the results, tweak the code, test again,…

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EDI technology

EDI Technology: Is the End in Sight?

Remember when you got your first email account? Basic email functionality really hasn’t changed much since then. Still, despite the lack of innovation, email continues to be the standard for business communication. The same is true of EDI technology. The technology itself hasn’t changed much. But it remains our go-to…

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EDI mapping

Experts are Required for EDI Mapping

EDI mapping is a simple concept. The objective is to connect two systems to automate communication. If you’re sending EDI transactions you must map data from your system of record to an EDI file. When you’re receiving EDI transactions you must map data from the EDI file to your system…

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SaaS EDI

Select the Right Systems, Choose SaaS EDI

If you’re shopping for a new ERP system, I’m assuming you’re focused on finding the right accounting, supply chain, and CRM functionality. I’m also guessing you haven’t given much thought to EDI functionality. Although I work for a SaaS EDI provider, I’m not offended. And I don’t blame you one…

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Want Predictable EDI Pricing? Look to the Cloud.

As much as we all rely on EDI transmissions for efficient communication with our trading partners, and as much as we all accept that we’re going to have to pay something for this service, most of us have questioned our EDI pricing at some point. One month, the bill seems…

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