data integration

A Brief Overview of EDI Integration with Acumatica

Manually handling and processing documents such as invoices is a costly affair, and the bigger your company, the more those costs add up—not just the monetary cost, but the time it takes to manually process them and the risk of manual transmission errors as well.  Electronic data interchange (EDI) is…
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Dashboard Dreams

Our company serves supply chain clients who operate their own on premises systems for handling EDI activity as well as clients who rely on our managed services for handling some or all such B2B activity. We’ve been exploring how best to leverage the latest technology to deliver useful, actionable information…
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Definitive Guide to Business Benefits of Digital Transformation

This blog, written by Liaison VP Gary Palgon, is reprinted with permission by Liaison Technologies (now OpenText). Much has been said and written about digital transformation and its benefits. But as companies that have embraced digital transformation continue to be analyzed and studied, patterns emerge and the positive impacts of…
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What is Tableau Software and How Does it Relate to EDI?

Photo appears courtesy of Todd Huffman. Data seems to be the be-all-end-all of today’s business world.  We have access to more data than ever before, but no one seems to know what to do with it.  Enter Tableau.  We spent three days in a Tableau class this summer to learn…
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IOT & EDI

Photo appears courtesy of ITU Pictures. Recently we came across a white paper about how Advanced Vehicle Technology is changing the Transportation Industry.  They were talking about “connected trucks” equipped with IOT (Internet of Things) devices (devices with sensors that can communicate with other devices) that can monitor things like temperature,…
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How Liaison’s Delta/ECS Solves Integration Challenges

Photo appears courtesy of Lensman.Official. We all know that integrating your EDI is the holy grail of being EDI capable.  But why doesn’t everyone take advantage of integration?  We can talk about expense or lack of staff or any number of issues but the integration itself what I want to focus on…
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Comparing ROI for Integrated Electronic Trading

Picture appears courtesy of GotCredit.Most retailers and e-tailers, and an increasing number of other businesses, will only purchase from suppliers who will do business via EDI or some other B2B electronic trading platform.  Not to worry:  this mandate can have tangible benefits for your company too. These benefits are both strategic…
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Ace the EDI Application Upgrade Process

Updated July 7, 2023 A Little Planning Goes a Long Way Photo appears courtesy of brownpau. How many times have you scheduled an EDI application upgrade, only to find out at the last minute that you haven’t met all of the requirements or that users weren’t informed that the system…
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What is HIPAA? Complying and Reducing the Burden

Reprinted with permission from Liaison Technologies.  Written by Hmong Vang, Chief Trust Officer for Liaison Technologies. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  And while it was enacted primarily to ensure portability and continuity of health insurance coverage and improving the exchange…
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Why Your EDI Processes Should Be Automated

Photo appears courtesy of Phill Dolby. We spend a lot of time each summer trying to streamline and automate as many of our processes and procedures as we can.  It saves time and, if done correctly, makes our data more accurate and timely.  Taking the time to do this is…
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What Do Smooth Jazz and Efficient EDI Systems Have in Common?

Photo appears courtesy of Elena Gatti. Here at GraceBlood we’re all about jazz-based business. Really! Smooth jazz that is, where clients’ supply and fulfillment transactions flow seamlessly and melodically over integrated EDI & other B2B systems. Smooth jazz, building a downtempo of humming business activity that leaves the key players…
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Quibids.com Harnesses the Power of Delta/ECS

Photo appears courtesy of Ronca-WW. Last year we had the pleasure of with working with both Quibids.com and fellow Liaison reseller, Virtual Logistics, on a large integration project using Liaison’s Delta/ECS integration package.  This is a great case study and truly illustrates the flexibility, efficiency, and automation that Delta/ECS can…
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Are Your EDI Maps Made of Straw, Wood or Brick?

Over the years as EDI consultants, we have done modifications to many maps-ones we created and ones created by others. We have seen a great variety of maps, from well thought out and well constructed to “what were they thinking!” Once an EDI map is written, tested, and in production it should run with…
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EDI Processing Should be Nimble

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candle stick. Jumping over the candle stick without extinguishing the flame from this famous 19th century nursery rhyme was just a form of fortune telling, sport and good luck. With EDI processing being the majority of a business’ important order…
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Common Misconceptions about On-Premise EDI Software

Photo appears courtesy of William Warby.  I have a customer using a web-based EDI solution and they are just too big for it.  They are currently weighing their options.  But it got me thinking, how many organizations are out there using a solution that is really not working for them?  Reasons why…
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