27 03, 2024

Legacy EDI Systems: Should You Upgrade?

By |2024-03-27T15:56:18-05:00March 27, 2024|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on Legacy EDI Systems: Should You Upgrade?

Introduction: Legacy EDI systems, often implemented decades ago, were pioneers in automating business transactions. Built on standards such as ANSI X12 and EDIFACT, these systems laid the foundation for modern supply chain management and electronic commerce. But do they still fulfill modern integration needs? How Will This Help Me? We’ll help you understand the benefits, risks, and potential future of legacy systems and help you decide whether your decades-old system is still the right solution. The Origins of Legacy EDI Systems: Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, emerged in the late 20th century as a standardized method for exchanging business documents [...]

4 01, 2024

Navigating Efficiency: Defining the Total Cost of Ownership for EDI Solutions

By |2024-02-29T13:07:42-06:00January 4, 2024|EDI & AS2 Systems, EDI 101|Comments Off on Navigating Efficiency: Defining the Total Cost of Ownership for EDI Solutions

Introduction: In the era of digital transformation, businesses are constantly seeking ways to enhance efficiency and streamline operations. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a pivotal tool, enabling organizations to automate data exchange with customers and suppliers. While the benefits of EDI are evident, it's essential for businesses to understand the comprehensive financial picture. In this post, we'll explore the concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for EDI solutions, shedding light on the various factors that contribute to the overall investment and the long-term value. How Will This Help Me? This post will explain why it’s important to complete a [...]

27 12, 2023

Self, Blended, or Managed Service – Which EDI Software Type is Right for You?

By |2024-02-29T13:08:31-06:00December 27, 2023|EDI & AS2 Systems, EDI 101|Comments Off on Self, Blended, or Managed Service – Which EDI Software Type is Right for You?

There are many types of EDI and data integration software and many different options to manage them. You can run your EDI yourself, hire an external person to help you, or pay someone to do everything for you. Running an EDI system yourself is generally referred to as self-service. The system may be on-premise or software-as-a-service (SAAS), but you have access to do your own mapping, testing, and new partner implementations. Self-service can sound daunting, but with a little training most companies find they can easily manage their day-to-day EDI operations. External resources like DCS can provide expertise and [...]

28 06, 2021

Fixes for the 4 Most Common EDI System Issues

By |2021-06-28T11:01:51-05:00June 28, 2021|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on Fixes for the 4 Most Common EDI System Issues

EDI systems are the way to do business in the modern age. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), put simply, is a way to do business in a paperless world. All the data and documents are exchanged from computer to computer. While there's no doubt, the EDI process is streamlining everything about business data exchange, especially in the automotive and warehousing industries. But when things go wrong, they go very wrong. Don't get caught flat-footed when you're EDI gets you into trouble. Here at Data Communications Solutions, we're here to help make us your first stop when you run into trouble. But here [...]

21 04, 2020

Bosch Introduces New EDI Requirements

By |2020-04-21T12:03:44-05:00April 21, 2020|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on Bosch Introduces New EDI Requirements

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc. announced earlier this year that they are implementing SAP as their ERP system. As they introduce SAP, Bosch will have new EDI data requirements. Bosch is also working on automatically generating invoices by using ERS (Evaluated Receipt Settlement). This will get rid of paperwork and speed up the payment process. If you do business with Bosch, it’s important to keep your team aware of these changes. Bosch will make the transition to SAP in the first quarter of 2021. Bosch’s new requirements can be fulfilled by updating your existing EDI documents or implementing a new [...]

14 04, 2020

Digitize Your Supply Chain Document Exchange With 1 EDI Source

By |2020-04-14T12:23:37-05:00April 14, 2020|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on Digitize Your Supply Chain Document Exchange With 1 EDI Source

Are you and your trading partners looking to increase the visibility, accuracy, and timeliness of your supply chain document exchanges? Digitizing your supply chain document communications is a way to achieve these goals. 1 EDI Source’s Supply Chain Enablement solution allows you to do just that. 1 EDI Source’s Supply Chain Enablement solution consists of these four programs: IntelligentXchange®: a web visibility portal for your electronic document exchange. AS2 Complete™: encrypted and secure AS2 communication between you and your trading partners. PartnerXchange™: a web portal to electronically exchange documents with non-integrated trading partners. ManagedXchange®: a fully managed web portal solution [...]

28 01, 2020

DCS Recognized for Cleo EDI Expertise

By |2020-01-28T10:06:22-06:00January 28, 2020|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on DCS Recognized for Cleo EDI Expertise

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 for potential customers. At the event, DCS was recognized for our work with one of our newest customers, Grote Industries. DCS is helping Grote migrate from Extol EDI Integrator (EEI) to Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) and consolidating multiple legacy systems. Data Communication Solutions has the [...]

17 09, 2019

Dealing with Stuck Documents in Gentran

By |2019-09-17T09:53:54-05:00September 17, 2019|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on Dealing with Stuck Documents in Gentran

As you work with Gentran Director or Server, you might encounter “stuck documents” – in other words, documents that are unable to move anywhere. These may appear greyed out or with an asterisk in front of them. If you’re having this issue, here are some steps you can take. In Gentran, go to View > Processing. The Processing queue shows the documents that Gentran is currently stuck on. These documents could have issues with the data in them. It’s also possible that Gentran was interrupted while trying to process them and could not recover. Highlight these documents and click “Reset” [...]

23 10, 2018

Do you Have Time to Maintain or Update your EDI System?

By |2018-10-23T11:34:35-05:00October 23, 2018|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on Do you Have Time to Maintain or Update your EDI System?

Slow performance and frequent error messages are signs your EDI system needs a tune-up. Just as slow acceleration tells you it’s time to have your car checked out, these signs tell you system maintenance is needed. Preventative maintenance assures that you don’t miss key customer orders and more. Your customer EDI requirements continually evolve. As volume grows, your EDI system may not be keeping up. Data Communication Solutions (DCS) can review every aspect of your EDI system to ensure it is configured properly. We can automate your EDI, backup critical processes and offer continual support. Re-configuration will help you adjust [...]

29 08, 2018

SHA-2 Certificates for AS2: Will It Affect You?

By |2018-08-29T10:23:56-05:00August 29, 2018|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on SHA-2 Certificates for AS2: Will It Affect You?

No matter what kind of software you’re using for your business, it’s important to be sure that it’s up to date. This includes AS2. In recent years, many software companies have been making the jump from SHA-1 to SHA-2. It’s important to consider if your organization could be affected by these changes. In this article, we’ll explain what SHA is and which products will be affected by the change. . SHA Explained SHA stands for Secure Hashing Algorithm. It’s used by most SSL certificates for the digital signature. SHA-1 is an older version of SHA. SHA-256, or SHA-2 for short, [...]

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