THE ORDERFUL EDI TRADING PARTNER NETWORK
Orderful eliminates the 1:1 EDI integration complexity through our growing network of pre-connected EDI trading partners.
Fast Growing Network with 1000’s of Companies
After you connect to Orderful, you can quickly connect to all EDI trading partners on our network – retailers, 3PLs, manufacturers, distributors, carriers etc.
Add Any Company to the Network for FREE
If your EDI trading partner is not on the Orderful network, we add them for free. We handle all partner communications and gather their guidelines and testing requirements.
Enables Quick Testing & Onboarding
Partners on our network have their already codified implementation guidelines, configured communication channels, and established testing requirements.
WHY DOES THE INDUSTRY STRUGGLE WITH LONG EDI TESTING AND ONBOARDING TIMES?
One of the biggest challenges of growing any manufacturing or distribution business is the task of setting up EDI Integrations with new retailers, distributors, carriers, and vendors in your supply chain network. For every new relationship you form, you have to repeat the following.
This complexity results in months long onboarding times as well as high costs for not just you but the entire industry.
Contact trading partner and find how they treat EDI data
Building 1:1 integration
Extract and map the info with your ERP or middleware system
Testing with Partner
Coordinate with your trading partner and test your EDI
Iteration & Certification
Iterate with your EDI trading partner until you get it right. Go-Live
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HOW DOES ORDERFUL NETWORK ENABLE QUICK ONBOARDING?
Orderful eliminates the 1:1 integration problem through our growing network of connected trading partners. A partner already connected to the Orderful Network has:
1. Pre-codified implementation guidelines
Guidelines of the EDI trading partner already modeled and codified on Orderful. These are ready to be used for your real-time EDI data validation.
2. Pre-configured communication channels
Choice of data format and communication channel of EDI trading partner already configured (e.g. JSON or X12, over REST, (S)FTP, AS2, etc.)
3. Pre-established Testing Requirements, if any
Testing scenarios and test data of the EDI trading partner is readily made available on Orderful Cloud EDI Platform for all our customers.
All these capabilities significantly reduce the partner onboarding & testing time.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY EDI TRADING PARTNER IS NOT ALREADY ON THE ORDERFUL NETWORK?
If your EDI trading partner is not already on the Orderful network, we onboard them and handle all the trading partner communication. Every new trading partner of yours that we onboard expands our network and we’re growing everyday by providing this for free, unlike any other competitors.
No Charge to You for OnBoarding Partners
We set up implementation guidelines, communication channels, and support testing for your EDI trading partner with no separate onboarding charges to you.
No OnBoarding or Testing Costs to Partner
We don’t charge onboarding and testing fees to your EDI trading partners removing their commercial obstacle for electronic trading.
HOW DOES ORDERFUL NETWORK ENABLE AGILE SUPPLY CHAINS?
The work is not over after initial onboarding. It is not uncommon for you or your EDI trading partners to want to make changes to your implementation guidelines to adapt to evolving needs of the business or enterprise systems. Being connected to our many:many network gives you the ability to respond quickly to changes.
If you’re a buyer, you can publish your changes and make the guidelines immediately accessible to all partners on the network.
If you’re a seller, you get real-time updates to your EDI trading partner’s guidelines allowing you to stay in compliance in real-time.