Latest Data Integration Trends to Watch Out For

With digitalization becoming the norm of business; Data Integration has become its integral part. However, rapidly changing technology is also changing the look of Data Integration Specialists, LLC. We spotted Data Integration Specialists first in 1991, and it has been improving ever since. Starting our journey in 2001, Data Integration Specialists have emerged as one of the most reliable and best-in-class Data Integration Software Services and Solutions at the most affordable and competitive rates.

 Here, we try to provide you with some insights into the latest data integration trends that you need to be updated with to remain competitive and successful in the digital world.  

  • Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (EiPaaS) 

Today, no industry can afford not to invest in digital transformation. Organizations not adapting to the digital technology  soon find themselves going extinct. The plethora of new SaaS applications by themselves are not sufficient to tackle all the integration challenges. Issues like different applications, heterogeneous data formats, quality issues with data, etc. are just a few of the challenges. An Enterprise Application Integration Solutions bridge the gap. They do away the need for a specialized IT team in integrations and make the entire task more manageable. Understandably, it is fast replacing the traditional integration solutions.

  • More reliance on support services instead of DIY 

It is fast being realized that IT professionals connecting data endpoints are no longer enough to cope up with the increasing scale and rapidity of data. The need for responsive and highly skilled support is rising, even among vendors. Hence leading IT leaders are gunning for models with advanced architecture as well as with managed services to address several potential issues like the complexity of integration, compliance, security, etc. Hiring managed service providers as the Data Integration Specialists leaves them free to focus on their core competencies.  

  • Migration to cloud-based solutions 

Business enterprises have been using cloud-based applications in tandem with on-premise systems. But it made the free flow of information across services and applications, trifle challenging due to different architectures. To overcome this, most are resorting to Cloud-based Data Integration Software Services. They are not only more cost-effective but are more productive, flexible, and offer you much better and faster connectivity while efficiently running several business-critical applications. Cloud Storage is the trend that will only gain momentum and strength.   

  • Machine Learning joins data integration. 

Today, data integration has been made more robust and powerful with the inculcation of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The traditional ETL processes offered only a fixed set of views. But advanced automated data modeling and smart data assistant; recommended solutions, necessary data, and the course of action. Thus, you find an increase in the adoption of the No-ETL approach, which works successfully for both structured and unstructured data.

  • Greater synergy  

Today most organizations are going for a more synergistic approach in data integration solutions such that the infrastructure and the application objectives get aligned. Ideal tools must tightly link data quality tools for seamless integration and compliance with critical information management and government initiatives. Organizations better embrace solutions like application integration technology.

  • Focus on Mobile and real-time integration 

Today application integration has moved beyond just data flow to yield more result-oriented and value-added experience and services. This has paved the way for smooth data flow and data synchronization in real-time across a plethora of platforms like mobiles, PCs, laptops, and other handheld devices.

 Final Words  

 Presently, companies might be running with multiple disruptive technologies, but the future is fast changing to a simpler, less time-consuming, and fewer resource needs. Smart implementation of the latest integration solutions will make your company more efficient and robust.

 If you are seeking such a partner or would like to know more, do reach out to us at Data Integration Specialists, LLC 612-840-6753. We can help your business scale to new heights of success!

The Best EDI Software Providers in the Industry

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a computer to computer or system to system, automated exchange of data and information in the form of standard electronic business documents over a secure connection. The technology helps trading partners and enterprises get more work done in a shorter period. It eliminates manual or human errors, speeds up logistic timelines, and automates the processes by enabling business to business (B2B) communications.

Data Integration Specialists (DIS) has been providing expert-level integration resources since the year 2001. Irrespective of which industry or which specialization an enterprise belongs to, we provide support and administration services to all firms and organizations. We offer the best EDI software integration services for a price much less than what other mammoth companies charge. As a mid-size integration group with senior-level integration experts, we aim to ensure healthy growth of EDI trading partnerships of enterprises and firms.

Our EDI personnel has a minimum of 10 years experience while many of them have more than 20 years of experience in single-handedly handling the projects for enterprises of various sizes and volumes in all types of industries. And, we are partners with all significant EDI software providers which enables us to get decent discounts from our partners. We forward the same to our clients, and the result is that we can provide the best quality of services at a lower price.

An enterprise could require EDI software providers for various reasons. They may want to make changes to their work structure and environment; they may wish to upgrade their systems to stay in business, their existing systems may not be providing them with satisfactory reasons, their current system could do with some improvement, their EDI provider might have moved away or just about anything.

DIS will respond and step in immediately to take control of the situation and provide the business enterprises with the solutions they require for their systems. Apart from EDI integration services, we also offer other expertise integrations such as,

Web Services:

Our senior-level consultants have expertise in integrating web-based applications using XML, UDDI, WSDL, and SOAP open standards over an internet protocol backbone.

Many of our clients need to communicate with each other, and other clients but have no detailed knowledge about things that work in IT systems. We set up web services for different sources to talk to each other via business logic, processes, and data. Our platform helps integrate multiple and diverse applications.

Oracle Retail Practice

We specialize in (Retek) Retail Solutions portfolio by Oracle Retail. In addition to providing expertise in retail and Oracle retail projects, we also use our knowledge of Subject Matter Expert (SME) are required on projects for third-party systems integrators. We can customize operations to suit each of the varied clients’ requirements in specific retail segments.

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)

  • DIS provides services to link systems and applications across the enterprise to enable communication between them.
  • It helps in simplifying the work and reducing workload for employees by automating the repetitive processes.
  • We provide support systems to make sure that the existing systems can work along with the new integrations.
  • Our vast experience has made us one of the best EDI software providers in the market. EDI has seen to have sped up the processes by around 60%, allowing employees to concentrate on other aspects of their work.

Data is sent and received on time, and the cost of expenditure also decreases for enterprises. We provide continuous support to our clients. Data Integration Specialists (DIS) are in simple terms, EDI consultant for EDI software companies.

EAI Tools for Better Management

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is an integration framework with a collection of services and technologies which form a middleware framework to enable the integration of applications and systems in a business enterprise. Without an EAI strategy, the systems cannot communicate with each other. That means data cannot be shared or transferred between the various systems and applications in an enterprise.

This lack of communication can lead to inefficiencies, duplication of data, storing redundant information, and the inability to automate even the simplest of tasks. Employees will have to perform the functions which will result in increased workload and stress where they cannot focus on the core aspects of their job.

Data Integration Specialists (DIS), founded in 2001, has offered the best e-commerce integration, implementation, and support services for EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) software provider application. We are a group of senior-level integration experts that will ensure the growth and health of EDI trading partnerships. Our Enterprise Application Integration experts will simplify and automate the business processes to a great extent.

That said, we keep in mind that making complex changes at once could create issues. We notice that the legacy systems cannot support the changes and need other support systems that can help in sustaining the processes. We link together different database solutions, operating systems, computer languages, or different time and date formats. At times the vendors who created the operations no longer support them. We use and link support systems in such instances as well.

Our EAI methodologies are as follows:

  • Modifying ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) to fit new objectives. This helps in automating some of the processes.
  • Object-oriented programming (OOP). Our programmers define the data type of the data structure along with the types of operations or functions that can be applied to the data structure.
  • Cross-platform program communication using message brokers with Common Object Request Broker Architecture and COM+, which is widely distributed throughout the enterprise.
  • Content and data distribution on a large scale and across the enterprise using common databases and data standards. It is implemented using XML (Extensible Markup Language).
  • Using other approaches such as message queueing and middleware.

DIS has been providing expert-level integration services in all industries. From retail to healthcare, manufacturing to utilities or government agencies, we respond immediately with EDI resources for every software application.

We also have partnerships with major EDI software suppliers. So when any enterprise that is planning to or migrating from EDI platform to another, we can provide them with attractive discounts that we get from our partners. Our experienced experts manage the entire project from end to end implementation, installation, mapping, testing, and provide continuous support for all EDI data.

Enterprise Application Integration tools enable many types of business software such as ERP systems, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) applications, supply chain management applications, human resource systems, business intelligence applications, and other such systems and applications to communicate with each other.

At the same time, EAI is not only about sharing data and information between systems and applications. It deals with both data sharing and business processes. Automating processes, reducing workload for employees, ensuring vendor independence by using other support systems to run the existing systems, and creating a standard front-end interface that gives access to all applications. This makes things easier for users and employees as they do not have to learn to operate different software packages.

Whether enterprises wish to have a complementing system of the existing EDI resources or map a new project, either remotely or onsite or become a permanent resource provider, we will respond with immediate expert solutions to support them.

Everything You Need to Know about EDI Mapping

What is EDI mapping?

EDI mapping is a basic process that allows data transfer into a much simpler format which is easily used in new environments. With the help of EDI mapping, you can translate EDI messages into different ASCII formats like flat-file, XML and much more. In layman’s language, the EDI mapping process is basically a description of how to convert information between two unique, company specific data format and a standardized, industry-wide EDI format.

First of all, the outbound processing converts the in-house file format to EDI format so that you can send it to other partners. Then the inbound processing converts the formatted file in EDI format into in-house file format.

There are basically three steps: One, you will have to prepare the documents, then transfer the documents into EDI format and finally transmit the EDI documents to your partner.

Steps involved in mapping factory

  • Collection of all existing maps
  • Consult the ERP subject matter expert in order to define and capture ERP definition files for EDI mapping service.
  • Construct new map matrices which will define EDI requirements and then match them with the new layout of EDI.
  • Go through unit test for all maps
  • Connecting trading partner workflow to map flows
  • Go through the basic setup of maps
  • Get in touch with all the trading partners to communicate testing plans
  • Test, place in production
  • Finally, follow up support of all maps and EDI data flows.

What are the advantages of mapping EDI?

Integration and automation are critical to eliminating manual processes.  When you eliminate manual processes, errors and exceptions go away.  One of the main processes involved in the EDI mapping is the creation of a file which is then used to convert one form of data into another form. This map can be generated with the help of special applications which are specially designed to get the process done. With the help of EDI mapping, any business can capitalize on all the investments that have been put in constructing the EDI infrastructure. Along with this, the EDI mapping also makes sure that the EDI data is automatically sent to different systems like an accounting solution or ERP. In addition to this, the EDI mapping can also be used to build XML like formats which can be used by business partners, while keeping the investment on the infrastructure.

The first and the most original form of EDI mapping involved the use of tailored in-house software that built a link between EDI and in-house ERP or accounting system. But this highly expensive and complicated process became the major reason for the development of EDI mapping software which proved to be economical and easy.

How to choose the best EDI mapping service?

If you want the best EDI mapping service then all you have to do is to just search for EDI mapping service on a search engine and you will get a long list of websites offering this service. You should never forget to check the reviews and rating of these websites in order to choose the best. And before making your final decision, you should make a pool of some of the best EDI mapping service providers and then pick the best one out of them based on your need and requirement.

Gentran Server Support


IBM has made the decision to push you to Sterling Integrator and cease Gentran Support.  Many Gentran users say, “Our EDI system works fine and this is not in the budget!”  The Data Integration Specialists Gentran Support group will allow you to remain on Gentran, ensure your EDI trading partner relationships remain healthy and your budget stays intact to be allocated toward other projects.  This decision should be made on your terms and, when the appropriate time comes, we can help migrate you from Gentran to any other EDI software application.

For 20+ years, Data Integration Specialists has been providing top tier IBM Senior Level Sterling Gentran Support and EDI Consulting whose single focus is maintaining the health of your EDI trading partner base. Our Sterling Gentran Support group has extensive experience with all Sterling EDI toolsets and our knowledge base with the Gentran and Sterling Integrator family of products  provides our customers with the comfort that their Ecommerce agenda and EDI platform is secure and growing. When you work with our Sterling EDI Consulting group, you will experience top tier talent that have no less than 10 years experience in the EDI world. Whether acting as your remote Gentran or Sterling Integrator  EDI Administrator, upgrading to SI from Gentran (or any other application) or migrating your legacy EDI processes to IBM Sterling Integrator, our Sterling EDI Consulting Services Group, including our long time Gentran Support consultants, provide a comprehensive and focused EDI migration path.  And, because of our low overhead costs, our Sterling EDI Consulting group has a cost model that cannot be beat!

Sterling Gentranor Gentran EDI Consulting responsibilities:

  • Gentran Support and EDI Admin
  • Total Gentran or Sterling Integrator Upgrade Project Management
  • EDI analysis / EDI mapping services / testing / implementation
  • Community management and rapid on-boarding
  • Gap analysis, API development and optimization
  • Gentran or Sterling Integrator upgrade planning / installation / configuration
  • Map/Unit and end to end Testing
  • Sterling Integrator  or Gentran EDI Consulting Mapping/re-mapping and integration on ERP implementations / upgrades, i.e., and mapping conversion projects
  • VAN scripting, connectivity, communications
  • AS2 / EDIINT implementation
  • Remote EDI Managed Services
  • Pre / post process development
  • System health checks
  • Project audits

Data Integration Specialists platform of Services


  • This service includes an analysis of the data transmission volume and number of trading partners in order to decide which method of communication will be most effective.
  • Data Integration Specialists has support for all methods including direct connections, such as AS2 and FTP, and the traditional Value Added Networks (VANS).
  • In addition, during this phase, an analysis of the volume and utilization pattern is performed to determine the best method and/or VAN to utilize and the best plan to suit each customer’s needs.
  • After a particular method has been selected, a senior level EDI consultant proceeds with the setup and configuration of the EDI mailboxes and/or direct connections, and the completion of the corresponding communications testing.

Remote EDI Administration

Data Integration Specialists can assist you with  your Sterling Gentran Support  and can help you with trading partner setups, EDI mapping services, connectivity to VANs, automated scheduling, error handling, and acknowledgement reconciliation.

Our Remote EDI Administration allows for complete Gentran Support and a service that provides for  outsourcing of all your EDI management activities.  From monitoring the entire system, debugging maps, fixing errors, EDI mapping services,  business process building to being the direct contact with all your eBusiness trading partners, our 20+ years of EDI experience will help you maintain the health and growth of your trading partner relationships.

The EDI software applications we support:

  • Sterling Integrator –SI (Gentran Integration Suite) Gentran Server, Gentran Director
  • OpenText BizManager, BizMapper, BizLink, etc.
  • OpenText Application Integrator
  • MS Biztalk Server
  • TIE Kinetix eVision
  • WebMethods
  • Inovis Trusted Link Enterprise
  • Inovis TLE AS400, MVS
  • NetFish
  • …many more

Data Mapping

  • Data Integration Specialists has over 20 years of experience in EDI mapping  services with products like Gentran or Sterling Integrator for many Clients with different ranges of Trading Partners.
  • DIS has 20+ years of Gentran and Sterling Integrator  and  complete mapping, workflow building and testing services.
  • If your trading partner requires a new EDI version or you are taking on a new trading partner, Data Integration Specialists can create and test your maps quickly.
  • Data Integration Specialists has 20+ years of experience working on X12, EDIFACT standards with different transactions of various domains such as Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Manufacture & Retailers and Financial Services etc.
  • If your trading partner requires a new EDI version or you are taking on a new trading partner, Data Integration Specialists can create and test your maps quickly.
  • Our Sr. EDI Consultants can implement the XML and Database requirements of your most demanding trading partners too.


  • Data Integration Specialists are experts in Unit testing and also in Integration testing.
  • By leveraging our experience, Data Integration Specialists can usually take an EDI program from the conference room to production in under two weeks.
  • Data Integration Specialists also offers Transaction Management, an electronic commerce solution that can often have you in production the next day.
  • Our broad industry experience can speed up your EDI implementation.

 Application Integration

  • Data Integration Specialists has experience with all of the popular ERP packages, including SAP, JD Edwards, Baan, Oracle, and many more.
  • Data Integration Specialists can integrate all electronic business documents with your existing legacy system or ERP, eliminating manual data entry and mistakes and allowing you to process documents faster and with more accuracy than ever before.


Automotive, Computers/Electronics, Defense, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Petroleum/Chemicals, Transportation/Logistics, and Supply-Chain (financial, consignment, replenishment, distribution, etc.)



How Do I Start?

Let’s allow for YOU to dictate when you migrate, not someone else.  Sterling Gentran is a powerful, functional and scalable Ecommerce EDI solution.  Sterling Gentran allows for quick onset of EDI trading partner communities, ease of use with mapping processes and an unattended, automated solution that keeps your errors to a minimum and your overhead costs lows.  It works….let’s keep it that way!

To take advantage of the Data Integration Specialists Sterling GentranEDI Consulting resources:

Call 612-840-6753 or email


An enterprise infrastructure comprises of several different structures and facilities. An enterprise relies on various components to run a separate process so as to obtain a single objective and conduct day to day business. But there needs to be an integrated system that makes sure all these different systems are working towards one goal in a streamlined manner. Enterprise architecture has three challenges: modularity, data integration, and interoperability.

  • You might think that implementing point to point integration might help resolve these issues, but that is only a viable option when the enterprise integration comprises of 2-3 systems. With the increasing components and connection, the complexity of the architecture increases, making scalability with a point to point integration difficult.
  • This is why an organization, regardless of its operating scale, are going for enterprise application integration tools. Unlike in point to point integration where separate connectors are required for different connection, in EAI, there is a standard system proffering integration, replayability, and message brokering functionality in the entire network.
  • It allows for a flexible architecture, with EAI implementation solely handling the entire communication, from sending message to data requirements. The simplified modular development and by transforming the EAI architecture, new parts can be added and removed as and when needed.
  • EAI has evolved into a more functional system with security, network administration, and adaptability, making it easy to manage the task with its centralized integration mechanism.
  • But EAI is only as successful as its implementation, where many organizations go wrong with. In today’s post, we are going to tell you some implementation tips that will help you integrate an application successfully:


Your plan should be formulated keeping into consideration the tailored needs of your organization; otherwise, you might fall to the confusion surrounding the analysis. Your project should serve as a foundation on which the architecture will keep evolving as and when the need for adaption arises.


Create a scope of your business that will not only identify the audience but also reduces the ambiguity and helps with better decision-making skills.


Make sure that a realistic perspective scheduling perspective defines all the integration needs. Opt for a bottom-up approach that will ensure all the deliverables and the detailed steps created are adequately and appropriately followed.


What makes up a cost of the integration projects? Labor and internal resource allocation. Create a resource allocation spreadsheet to allocate time and deliverables for each resurfacing effectively. These allocation sheets serve as an effective communication tool


You want the EAI to enhance your business operation; for this, you need to review your current business activities, understand the business needs and identify the lagging areas; then you should go ahead with an integration solution.

While these tips will undoubtedly be of help, but don’t you think it would be a smart and profitable decision to hire an EAI Consultant? Not only then will ensure that all your processes are integrated and streamlined, but having a dedicated team will free up the time, monkey and internal resource which can be judiciously invested in attaining business goals.

Data Integration Specialists EAI experts will make sure that there is proper communication between various system and application to upscale efficiency.

With the aim to simplify and automate the entire process and eliminate the complexity that comes with linking the legacy system with different database, computer system or language, DIS EAI Consultants make use of contemporary technologies such as cross-platform communication, object-oriented programming, enterprise resource plannings to ensure effective communication between different components of the enterprise.

Get in touch with DIS EIA consultants at 612-840-6753, today!

5 Benefits Of Using EDI For Your Business

In the current hyper-digital market space, it has become mandatory for businesses to keep up with the digitalization and technology upgrades. Companies who have failed to do so have suffered from the lack of customer attention and exposure. In such circumstances, one of the most popular industrial solutions being used is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

What Is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)?

EDI or Electronic Data Interchange is the electronic transfer of documents in a standardized format usually between business partners. It is a form of automation and has a long list of benefits.

EDI not only is a perfect replacement of paperless transaction but also is an apt solution in the time of need. It only makes sense to use EDI instead of manual processes in the modern digital world. The upcoming section discusses a few of them.

Benefits Of Electronic Data Interchange

  • The Cost Factor

It doesn’t matter whether you own a small scale business or a large scale enterprise, the cost factor is always one of the primary things you take into consideration. It’s good news for your business as EDI is a cost-effective method of data interchange.

Not only does it save the paper costs, but EDI also cuts any labor cost involved in the whole process. You can utilize the relieved resources to ensure better products/clients for your customers.

  • Enhanced User Experience

If you want to stay ahead of your competitors and make your mark in the digital world, user experience is the key.

EDI helps your company to enhance the user experience of your clients/customers to a great extent. It reduces the response time of your business which makes things easier and more convenient for you as well as your users. Enhanced user experience directly impacts your word-of-mouth marketing which increases clients and their reliability on your business.

  • Fewer Errors

As mentioned, EDI is a computer-to-computer interchange of electronic documents which is ‘done in a particular format’. EDI, as such, ensures that there are minimal errors in any official documents traded between business partners.

This not only accounts for a healthy business relationship but also shows a professional way of functioning on your part. In the case of paper documents, even a minute error causes huge delay and wastage of resources which is, now, prevented with the use of EDI.

  • Strategic Advantages

With its benefits of speed and accuracy, EDI can boost your business cycles by up to 61%! You’d have to wait for business documents for days in a row when sent via manual data entry. But the strategic benefits of EDI emphasizes its use in the modern business system by multiple folds.

EDI helps you to bring real-time visibility in your organization. It allows you to tackle any potential problems at their budding phase which brings order in your organization and accounts for less damage.

To Sum It Up

EDI has become an important part of several companies and you must start using it today! EDI consultants complement your EDI resources by offering the services of a remote coordinator for your software.

Data Integration Specialists (DIS) has years of experience in the industry and offer services such as EDI Managed Services, IBM Sterling Integrator resources, and many such others. Call at 612-840-6753 or fill in this form to contact us today!

EDI: Handling Supply Chain Management and Its Risks

The role of technology in today’s business systems has become inevitable. It doesn’t matter whether you are a small business or a large scale enterprise, technological solutions can help you to make your operations more effective.

With increasing competition in the business landscape, it only makes sense to leverage the power of technology to stay ahead of your competitors. One of the most important challenges faced by today’s businesses is Supply Chain Management.

The risks related to supply chain management or any third party involvement, for that matter, are not new in businesses. It can be the integrity of a supplier, fraudulent data interactions or any such things that can hamper your business to a great extent.

Given today’s demand for quality products and services, businesses can not afford to invest their resources in operations instead of product/service development. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) comes as a solution offering transparent communication between businesses. Before we move on to the role of EDI in supply chain management, let’s understand EDI basics.

Electronic Data Interchange: A Brief Introduction

Before simply defining EDI, it is important to understand how important it is for modern businesses. It is predicted that the healthcare EDI market will reach a whopping 5.9 billion dollars by 2025 and it is just the healthcare industry. There are more contributing sectors such as e-commerce.

There is more to EDI that what its name defines. Electronic Data Interchange helps businesses to streamline transactions and communication. It eliminates errors, document reviewing, and much more, mending business’ data interchanges and other transactions.

Businesses are prone to supply chain management risks and EDI helps in tackling them. So, what are these business risks in supply chain management?

Risks In Supply Chain Management

Be it of the healthcare industry, retail industry, financial service industry or any other industry, there are multiple risks related to supply chain and its proper maintenance. Not only there is a major risk of data infringement but risks of data tampering and faulty data entries also exist.

As the data and its complexity increase for your company, it becomes important to establish a reliable automated way of data transaction and communication. A data breach in your supply chain management can cost significantly if fallen into wrong hands. This will increase the financial risk attached to data transaction and communication between your business partners.

Also, a minor mistake in data recording/entries could be dangerous and costly. Redoing your orders and mending these tiny mistakes will only increase the overall operational costs of your business. Besides, it also becomes difficult to monitor 100% of your suppliers.

EDI solutions like IBM Sterling Integrator are an established way of data and documents interchange between businesses. They help you define processes and customize it according to your business requirements.

How Can EDI Help Your Business With Supply Chain Management?

In a survey, 72% of businesses accepted that they don’t have any setups to monitor supply chain risks and its management. EDI can help your business carry out automated and fully secure document transactions with your suppliers. This not only reduces the probability of any document errors but also helps you to closely monitor your suppliers and keep a check on any fraudulent practices.

EDI saves time and cuts from your budget. Besides, it allows you to counter any possible errors through live monitoring. EDI Software protects your data against any infringement and accounts for 100% security.

EDI keeps your data in a particular format and thus, increasing its readability. Using iPaaS, you can integrate your EDI software with any other application you use and make the most of it.

To Sum It Up

EDI can be a major tool supply in chain risk management. You can hire EDI consultant for your EDI sterling integrator or other software to ensure that you stay ahead of your competitors and make your mark in today’s overcrowded marketplace.

Data Integration Specialists (DIS) has 20+ years of providing EDI managed services for business of different sectors. Want to know more? Call at 612-840-6753 or fill this form to reach out to us today!


How EDI consultants can be of help

The word data integration has generated a lot of buzzes and for all the right reasons. The expansion of data and the need to increase data accessibility led to the demand for data integration, which is combining data from multiple channels and utilizing it for enhancing business processing. By implementing data integration, businesses get an insight which helps them strategize better. This improves their teamwork, productivity and increases the chance of quality collaboration.

As technology is advancing, for any enterprise – be it a food manufacturing company or marketing agency, the scope of data integration is also rapidly escalating.

Though, you should also know that with the expansion of the internet and the world of information propagating, this has led to the inception of various data integration challenges, which enterprises should know of.

Today’s post is going to elaborate on these data integration challenges:


If the data thus received from multiple sources is not consistent, up-to-date and complete, this poses a significant threat to the performance of the organization. Data quality should not be compromised or this will put the organization’s reputation, revenue generation in jeopardy.


Since the integration system acquires data from multiple sources, it can be daunting to perform field level mapping of every single source with their different contexts and definitions.


Lack of data security while implementing data integration solution makes data vulnerate to breach and leakage. The repercussions of not having a secured environment could range from the organization losing its reputation to being subjected to penalties, lawsuits by the government and voiding of the trade license of organizations.


Inadequate data monitoring and reporting during integration can lead to documentation errors, wrong estimation of project time and budget. It can also adversely impact the transparency of the processing being done and can also lead to the transfer of inaccurate information amongst the involved teams.


With the quantity of data becoming overwhelming to process every minute, an enterprise needs an integration solution that is scalable per the requirement and the incoming data. The customer’s demand is increasing exponentially, and so is the need for better accessibility and enhanced performance through the solution.


Not being realistic about the cost that is going to be involved in implementing software such as Gentran IBM EDI software can adversely impact the project management and delivery. This will have a direct impact on the client-vendor-owner relationship, which will lead to considerable loss of revenue.

Now that you are aware of the intricacies and roadblocks of implementing enterprise data integration, wouldn’t it be better if you seek the help of an EDI Integration consultant?

Poor data integration can put the enterprise’s efficiency under grave threat of being subjected to irreparable loss, and having to implement the entire solution with caution, maybe the second or third time.

Data integration Specialists’ EDI consultant has extensive expertise and experience of efficiently managing EDI systems such as Gentran IBM EDI software. Our web service consultants and Enterprise Application Integration consultants offer multiple and diverse data integration services across various platforms. DIS experts understand the complexity involved in various industries, which is why we offer tailored integration services ensuring the client gets more value for the money.

Call DIS at 612-840-6753 or fill out this form for any query and we will get back to you shortly.

How Can EDI Help Your Business To Keep Up With Digital Transformation?

The business landscape of every industry has become competitive. Companies are trying their best to outgrow their competitors with the available resources. Luckily for businesses, there isn’t much difference in the access to resources and the way you use the resources at hand makes the difference. No matter what industry your business functions in, technological incorporation in the mainstream of business operations has become mandatory to sustain. By now, there are more than a few examples where companies who failed to digitalize and adapt were swept off the market. An article published by Harvard Business Review reads –

“In 1958, corporations listed in the S&P 500 had an average stay of 61 years. By 1980, numbers from research firm Innosight reveal that the average stay had declined sharply to 25 years. In 2011, the average tenure dropped to 18 years. At the present rate of churn, Innosight’s research estimates three-quarters of today’s S&P 500 will be replaced by 2027.” – Digital Transformation Is Racing Ahead and No Industry Is Immune

What is your business doing to keep up with this digital transformation? Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) helps you to electronically exchange documents between business partners making the overall process, efficient – both in terms of cost and time. Businesses opt for hiring highly trained and experienced EDI Consultants to handle and effectively implement EDI in their operations.

Why Electronic Data Interchange?

Adapting to digital transformation can be difficult, especially when you used to the conventional way of functioning. You have to understand that it’s not merely the trend you have to follow; by choosing to digitalize and innovate, you are opting for a convenient way of business operations and better user/client satisfaction. Electronic Data Interchange comes with a wide array of benefits which can help you not only sustain but also become one of the leaders of your industry. Here are a few of EDI benefits.

  • It is fast.

EDI helps the exchange of documents between businesses very fast with its simple and straightforward approach. This saves a lot of time and paperwork, making the process more efficient and constructive.

  • More Accurate

Since many decades, manual errors have been the sole enemy of productivity and efficiency of any business. With a computer to computer transfer of electronic documents(EDI), the probability of such errors is reduced to negligible.

  • Better Management

EDI offers your business better chances at strategic management. With live reporting of EDI, you can see the live results of each step of an executed plan. This means your business’ management can have a better vision of what’s helpful and what’s not, for your business.

EDI and Digital Transformation in 2019

In 2019, your business needs to evolve with emerging EDI technology. It is highly advised to seek the help of EDI consultants to adopt the newest EDI trends and stay ahead of your competitors in the industry. It doesn’t matter whether you are a small scale or a large scale operation, follow EDI trends to ace your industry in terms of better function and user satisfaction: EAI (Enterprise Application Integration), start the use of APIs, Managed Integration Services, and such others.

Data Integration Specialists is a group of expert integration and EDI consultants who have years of experience in working with businesses from different industries. Looking for EDI Consultants? Call at 612-840-6753 or fill this form to reach out to us today!