19 05, 2020

DCS Helps Baby Products Manufacturer Find EDI Success

By |2020-05-19T12:03:22-05:00May 19, 2020|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Helps Baby Products Manufacturer Find EDI Success

The Business Need In 2020, Data Communication Solutions began work for a baby products manufacturer. They needed help with a variety of BizManager EDI issues. These included eliminating chargebacks, proper EDI monitoring, modifications of maps for compliancy, and reporting. DCS EDI Specialist Dawn Stevens took on the project.   The DCS Solution DCS took a variety of steps towards helping our customer find EDI success. We immediately fixed their EDI errors and modified maps to make them compliant. We advised our customer to create mandatory fields within maps and made suggestion to further streamline their EDI process. DCS also created [...]

26 08, 2015

INFOCUS User Group Recap

By |2015-08-26T15:49:44-05:00August 26, 2015|EDI & AS2 Systems, EDI Resources|Comments Off on INFOCUS User Group Recap

Data Communications Solutions’ (DCS), Vicki Gohman just returned from attending the INFOCUS annual conference held in Denver, CO. INFOCUS is an in-depth conference specifically for Oracle’s J.D. Edwards World™ or EnterpriseOne™ products for the Quest* community. Attendance was reported by Quest to be up 50% this year. Vicki talked to many companies that either use a home grown business application or JD Edward’s World or EnterpriseOne. She learned that: Home grown, multi-plant users want to know where a package provides better process automation and cost containment. JDE users are examining the modules they do not use for automation and profit [...]

21 10, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 14 Inside Scoop

By |2014-10-21T09:37:15-05:00October 21, 2014|ERP Business Applications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oracle OpenWorld 14 Inside Scoop

Data security threats and regulatory compliance are the new "death" and "taxes" that we’ve all been hearing about. Security is a hot topic across all organizations, whether you have 10 or 10,000 employees. Preventive, detective and best practices are the overview for those who quickly want to get up to speed. Oracle unveiled new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the cloud platform for digital business. With these innovations, customers and partners can implement new digital business models and reduce costs by leveraging elastic private and public cloud architectures.

1 04, 2014

Join DCS at Collaborate14 at Booth 1340!

By |2014-04-01T10:48:40-05:00April 1, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join DCS at Collaborate14 at Booth 1340!

Collaborate14, Las Vegas, April 7-11, Venetian Hotel Data Communication Solutions (DCS) is excited to be going to Collaborate again this year!  As a major sponsor of Collaborate we are looking forward to seeing many of our existing customers as well as many new faces and learning about your upcoming EDI needs.   If you have an EDI project coming up in the next 12 months, come and talk to us to learn how we can ease the process and help you with 100% ROI.  Stop by our booth, # 1340.  Our staff hates eating lunch alone, so come sit with us [...]

12 11, 2013

3 New EnterpriseOne Updates

By |2013-11-27T11:04:13-06:00November 12, 2013|ERP Business Applications|Comments Off on 3 New EnterpriseOne Updates

As the refreshed Quest International User Group conference is coming in December, DCS is gearing up to hear the insider scoop on all things EnterpriseOne. We will tell you what we learn right after the conference so keep an eye out for future posts. Before attending, DCS looked into new updates for the software and found a few we think you need to know about: Advanced Pricing Module and B2B Sales Orders Allows for several promotional prices that have start/stop dates Automatic loading of customer orders, price look-ups, etc. Time to scrutinize and challenge customer errors These features offer more [...]

5 11, 2013

Preparing for a User Group

By |2013-11-05T08:51:55-06:00November 5, 2013|EDI Resources|Comments Off on Preparing for a User Group

User groups are a group of individuals that specialize in a specific area such as network admin or software. They usually have both national and regional web presence and following. For example, the Quest group for Oracle’s JD Edwards users meet annually (national) and quarterly (regional) to listen to a subject matter expert speak. Most times, these groups are sponsored by vendors. If you’ve realized becoming a part of a user group is beneficial to you and your business, it’s time to get the ball rolling. Here are a few things you need to do: List your top three problems [...]

22 10, 2013

Solution Found for 9000 Missing Records

By |2013-11-04T12:41:03-06:00October 22, 2013|ERP Business Applications|Comments Off on Solution Found for 9000 Missing Records

A DCS customer’s Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS) for key customers was failing, resulting in unpaid shipments and delayed payment. Though these failures were to only one process, it was highly visible. Any disruption to cash flow is not tolerated in business and needed to be resolved. The customer had Oracle E-Business Suite and GXS TrustedLink for Windows (TLW) with a secure connection (AS2). Challenge Developed by General Motors, ERS is the process of paying for goods directly from an Advanced Ship Notice (ASN, 856), without the need of an Invoice (810). A great option for many companies, the data provided [...]

11 10, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld’s Insight on Customer Experience

By |2013-10-11T13:35:24-05:00October 11, 2013|ERP Business Applications|Comments Off on Oracle OpenWorld’s Insight on Customer Experience

After attending Oracle OpenWorld 2013, DCS noticed an important trend: customer experience. With customer experience becoming a more measurable metric, it is time to get senior management’s attention for action. DCS sat in on “Crossing the Customer Experience Chasm,” a seminar with Donald Chesnut and Brian Curran, who presented some statistics on the topic that are important to you and your growing business. CX has always been a priority in business, but it has changed with the times. With 91% of Executives wanting to be a CX leader in their industry, new channels of communication and understanding are needed. Only [...]

17 09, 2013

Oracle Cloud Computing

By |2013-09-17T08:17:41-05:00September 17, 2013|ERP Business Applications|Comments Off on Oracle Cloud Computing

Oracle’s E-Business Suite or EnterpriseOne users may be considering moving from local servers to cloud computing. This entails a review of every process, which includes connections to customers, vendors, and transporters. The exchange of large, complex documents such as Purchase Orders will continue as before; using both classical EDI (X12 or EDIFACT) and standardized XML (GS1 or OAGi). These processes must continue without disruption to highly visible Trading Partners. Here is a comparison of an existing to the potential process. It is for an outbound document; a similar process in reverse occurs for an Inbound document. The process to send [...]

15 08, 2013

Classical EDI and Standardized XML Mix for E-Business Suite

By |2013-08-20T09:37:52-05:00August 15, 2013|ERP Business Applications|Comments Off on Classical EDI and Standardized XML Mix for E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite users now need both classical EDI (X12) and standardized XML (GS1 or OAGi) to link together their supply chain for both customers and vendors. Three choices are available: EDI Gateway – exports a positional file or to a temporary table from which an EDI system (purchased from another) creates classical or XML files (The reverse occurs for inbound documents.) XML Gateway – exports an XML file, which must be reformatted by a middleware  to the different XML format needed by the customer or vendor. The XML output for a document is comprehensive, the middleware changes the format [...]

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