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September 22, 2020
Lynne Berg

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

September 22, 2020
Tyler Anderson

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

September 3, 2020
Tyler Anderson

Amazon had introduced Vendor APIs, enabling vendors to more efficiently automate their integration. APIs are not a replacement for EDI and can run in parallel with it. That being said, these APIs offer benefits that EDI does not. One benefit is the ability for vendors to pull purchase order changes and cancellations in an automated

August 25, 2020
Tyler Anderson

One of Data Communication Solutions’ long-term customers is an American distributor of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating parts and equipment. Recently, our customer needed our help in sending ACH files to their bank. To achieve this goal, DCS EDI specialist Beverly Ramey took the following steps: Set up the process in their BizManager application to

July 16, 2020
Tyler Anderson

For decades, EDI has been used by organizations to effectively exchange documents with their customers and supply chain partners. After all, it’s quicker and less risky than sending your documents through the mail or by less structured electronic methods. EDI is integral to the worlds of manufacturing, retail, transportation, and more. Because it’s so deeply

July 1, 2020
Tyler Anderson

Since so many businesses supply products for Amazon, it’s important to keep up to date with their latest EDI updates. In their June 2020 supplier meeting, Amazon announced four new projects. These are Amazon EDI monitoring and Operational Analytics (OA), Vendor Central shipments experience, Born to Run (BTR), and inbound experience benchmark. In this post,

June 22, 2020
Lynne Berg

Now more that ever, companies are realizing how valuable the EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice document is with the ever-increasing need for drop-shipping and e-commerce which requires up-to-the-minute inventory levels. An EDI 846 is the electronic version of a paper inventory update. It is used by trading partners to communicate inventory levels and availability of goods.