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transportation edi

Transportation EDI, Frustrated by the Complexity of it? We Can Help.

Note: this is a technical article about transportation EDI Without EDI, efficient communication between companies wouldn’t exist. It’s essential to keeping the engine running, allowing suppliers, carriers and retailers to communicate and trade data. Despite some of the challenges with EDI technology, it is an entrenched part of the supply…

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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

EDI Mapping Solved with These Killer Features

EDI mapping is necessary because every company runs a different ERP system. Companies that are on the same platform likely use those systems differently. Every time you add another EDI trading partner, you have to engage in hours of careful EDI mapping and testing to make sure your ERP will…

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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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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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