It goes without saying that 2020 was a tough year. Even so, EDI remained an essential part of keeping business moving forward. With 2020 behind you, it’s the perfect time for a review of your EDI environment so you can position yourself for success in 2021. In 2020, did you experience any of the following?
On January 1st, 2021, Brexit – the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union – will be complete. This move will have many economic impacts. The world of EDI is no exception. Do you have a company based in the UK? Does your company have trading partners there? If so, it’s important to consider the
Setting up an EDI system gives you the ability to exchange documents with your trading partners automatically. While the benefits of an EDI solution are clear, it’s not something that simply falls into place out of nowhere. A lot goes into implementing EDI. One of the most important parts of EDI is your supplier onboarding.
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
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 2021. 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
As you finalize your 2021 budget, knowing what to budget for maintaining your EDI department and functions can feel daunting. It doesn’t need to be! Your business processes are unique and your budget is tight. Despite this, you must process EDI quickly and reliably at a time of high stress with a lot on the
Savor Street Foods is a Pennsylvania-based pretzel company. There was an error during their weekly AS400 system backup. They did an initial program load on their computer system. When the system came back up, their EDI wasn’t processing automatically through their Trusted Link iSeries (TLi). As a result, they were only able to retrieve their
Setting up and maintaining a quality EDI system for your business is no small task. There are many challenges and questions you may face, including whether to hire your own full-time employee or get assistance from a third party. As with any business decision, cost is an important factor. Data Communication Solutions’ (DCS) EDI Managed
Many companies initially implement EDI because they were being required to by a particular trading partner. After your initial EDI implementation, you more than likely started adding additional trading partners, EDI maps, etc. because you saw additional value in EDI. But, are you using it as a tool to manage your business as a strategic
The Business Need Northern Wholesale, a long-term customer of Data Communication Solutions, is a Minnesota-based distributor of RV, mobile home, snowmobile, and marine products. They needed their business to become more efficient through more automation and less manual keying, particularly when it came to their exchanges with Amazon. Amazon’s routing process was done through their