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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

Eliminate EDI Mapping with These Killer Features

EDI mapping is necessary because everyone seems to be on a different business platform. And even companies that are on the same platform probably label much of their data differently. So every time you add another retailer, you have to engage in hours of careful EDI mapping and testing to…

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EDI mapping

Why EDI Mapping Is So Difficult—and What to Do About It

EDI mapping is a very simple concept. The objective is to connect two companies to automate supply chain communication. If you’re sending EDI transactions, you need to map data from your system of record to an EDI file. If you’re receiving EDI transactions, you need to map data from the…

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EDI Transaction  ISA ID

Trading EDI data is confusing. You know you need to transact with a trading partner. Typically either sending a purchase order or an invoice, with information related to product type, quantity, unit of measure, or price among other fields. Before you reach that line level detail, how do you identify either…

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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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Removing the Blackbox Approach from EDI Integrations

What happened the last time you had an integration problem between your ERP system and the business software of one of your trading partners? Chances are, you had your software development consultants on the phone and asked them to fix it. If your consultants are capable and responsive, perhaps the…

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EDI for Retail: How to Simplify a Painful Process

How broken is EDI for retail? Let me put it this way: I think that when most brands find a new retail partner to sell their goods, their first feeling may be excitement, immediately followed by a feeling of dread about the long, painful process that lies ahead of them….

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