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February 12, 2020
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Lynne Berg

In traditional EDI, all data is communicated between the Carrier, Shipper, and the Consignee in electronic documents called “Transaction Sets” (TS). The advantage of this method is that it eliminates a dispatcher from having to key information into the Dispatch and Billing System. This results in a savings of time and money and eliminates any

February 5, 2020
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Lynne Berg

TMW EDI Automation The TMW Systems enterprise transportation software products have proven themselves to be leaders for many years since 1983 in the very competitive transportation arena.  With the increase demand by shippers to do business with their carriers electronically, carriers have found that EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is becoming more and more a requirement

January 28, 2020
Tyler Anderson

Data Communication Solutions (DCS) kicked off 2020 by attending a Cleo SKO event in Chicago. DCS was represented by sales director Ryan Turner. Ryan had the opportunity to network with Cleo leadership, account executives, solution architects, and professional services team members. He learned the best sales techniques to help us find great Cleo EDI solutions

December 17, 2019
Tyler Anderson

The Business Need LCI is a North Carolina-based manufacturer and distributor. They are one of the United States’ largest employers of people who are blind or visually impaired. LCI was having issues with their Gentran Server Windows EDI system and needed someone to troubleshoot and stabilize it. They also wanted a new system they could

November 19, 2019
Lynne Berg

Now is the time to review what still should be done as the end of the year approaches. Use our checklist to determine what you can complete before 2020. Onboarding new trading partners Ensure new EDI compliance requirements Update to your EDI software to latest version Update AS2 and SHA certificates Eliminate additional manual processes

November 7, 2019
Tyler Anderson

Mack Trucks Inc. is a Volvo-owned production facility based in Pennsylvania. Beginning on November 18, 2019, they will send the Planning Schedule with Release Capacity (X12 830) EDI transaction via a new planning system (GILM). The transaction will be sent with a new purchase order number containing a specific suffix (-XXX) for each plan location.

October 30, 2019
Tyler Anderson

When you’re setting up EDI or trying to improve the EDI you already have, it’s important to have access to people who know EDI inside and out. The process of hiring the right people can feel daunting, especially if you’re personally not an EDI expert. After all, making the wrong decision can be a costly