DCS Finds Solution to Satisfy Larger Trading Partners

EDI Challenge

This printing company had some electronic commerce including web capabilities. However, their large customers required more. First, the P.O. governed, so the bid and P.O. terms had to be reconciled. Prompt payment meant the invoice and P.O. terms must be identical. Second, sending invoices by EDI meant they could immediately learn if an invoice was approved for payment.

DCS Solution

Using Sterling Commerce’s Gentran:Director, DCS added inbound PO’s (850) and outbound invoices (810) to their existing web EDI processes. This satisfied the requirements of their larger trading partners. DCS also provided training on non-production EDI and on maintaining their EDI system.


The company’s EDI capabilities have been expanded and the EDI coordinators have gained new skills for managing their EDI system. DCS expertise with the unique bid/quote/purchase processes of the printing industry ensured the project was done quickly and most economically. Little support is now needed from DCS but is available quickly as new challenges emerge.

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