When it comes to managing B2B transactions, EDI software is truly a great gift to businesses. The bulky accounts, paper receipts & payments was the big task and storing & securing was even bigger. Sending, receiving and storing data electronically has made corporate life much easier than all the manual processes. EDI enables the exchange of several business documents, but the two primary aspects in transactions are purchase orders and invoices. If you haven’t yet implemented EDI software, then you should reach out to Data Integration Specialists to ensure your B2B transactions are running smoothly and seamlessly.
There is no doubt that EDI strengthens the relationship with trading partners which is an integral aspect of Ecommerce. Here are some factors to consider:
What is your monthly EDI transaction volume?
The first and foremost thing you need to consider is the estimation of your EDI transaction volume and measure the frequent performance of transactions.. If your company has a lot of transactions, you can choose an advanced Enterprise EDI solution. On the other hand, if your company doesn’t have a lot of volume, you can buy entry-level EDI solutions. Data Integration Specialists can set you up with both and provide options.
How do you want to integrate EDI?
Another aspect you need to look for is how you want your EDI to integrate. Various companies look for EDI solutions that can integrate with their other performing tools such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) or warehouse management system (WMS). If integration is important, Data Integration Specialists can steer you in the right direction.
What are your business resources?
Reviewing and purchasing EDI software also depends on your resources within IT. If you are new to this software or EDI technology, then it is likely you don’t possess the internal IT resources to implement and maintain EDI infrastructure. Data Integration Specialists will provide a thorough EDI review and audit to determine what is needed and what type of resources you have internal. We will then propose a solution that fits your criteria, your budget and ongoing EDI processes.
What are EDI approaches provided by companies?
There are Software based EDI solutions and there are Software As A Service (SAAS) models. Depending on a whole range of factors, one of them is right for your operation. Overall, our goal at Data Integration Specialists is to ensure that your EC/EDI business trading relationships are healthy and prospering.
Please give us a call or send us an email to set up a time to discuss how we can provide a one stop shop EDI offering for your business.