Many companies were blessed in 2016 with an increase in orders as well as shipment notices, invoices, and other documents. The sales increase is great, yet the higher transaction count could shine a light on potential problems with an EDI system.
With 2016 behind you, it’s the perfect time for a health check and review of your environment so you can position yourself for even greater success in 2017 when spikes in orders occur.
In 2016, did you experience any of the following?
• Processing slowed down
• Increase in manual corrections
• Breaks in connections (direct or through an EDI network)
• Too many invoices rejected
The above disruptions are costly to your company, especially during peak times. As growth occurs, there is an increase in trading partners reflected in increased volumes. New requirements are needed to support requests from internal customer service, shipping, and other business units. These requirements may go unnoticed by your IT or EDI departments because they are already busy meeting the day-to-day demands of current trading partners and colleagues.
Data Communication Solutions (DCS) has been evaluating EDI environments and assisting customers in optimizing their EDI processes since 1991. Now is the time to stop and evaluate your environment so it can be utilized to its fullest potential. Contact us today for your EDI health check and make 2017 the year your EDI environment is ready to handle seasonal spikes.