EDI Implementation

Too Many Cooks in the EDI Kitchen

Photo appears courtesy of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education. We have spent many years implementing and supporting EDI solutions from Liaison Technologies with both private and public companies, including the military. There is often a “the more the merrier” philosophy when it comes to getting people involved in conference calls…
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EDI as a Leading Economic Indicator – It’s Getting Hot Out There

Picture appears courtesy of Christian Witte. It’s getting hot out there…and we’re not talking about climate change.  Our garden is not doing well, but that’s a topic for another day. We must be talking about the economy – something is going on. For the past three years now we’ve been getting…
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Why EDI is Like Community Theater

You might think this blog is a stretch – how can EDI, a very technical concept, be anything like Community Theatre, a very arts-based activity?  I’m going to tell you how. First you hear about an audition for a play/musical that a theatre group is going to produce.  In EDI, you…
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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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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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EDI 856 Demystified

Most people know that the Advance Ship Notice (ASN), known in EDI language as ANSI X12 856 and in EDIFACT circles as DESADV, is used to communicate details about a shipment to your trading partner.  The ASN typically contains information about the shipment and order details – products shipped with…
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Think You’re Ready for Data Integration? Take this Quiz

Photo appears courtesy of Rhonda Oglesby.  As I have said many times, in many blogs – if you’re processing more than 20 transactions per day then you should be integrated.  There are other considerations however when you’re thinking of pursuing an integration solution.  Take this short quiz to find out if you’re…
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A CEO’s Guide to Supplier Enablement

Photo appears courtesy of Dan4th Nicholas.  You’ve been doing EDI for years.  You’ve got a phenomenal software package (extra points if it’s Liaison’s Delta/ECS).  Your top 30%, 40%, even 50% of your supply chain is connected through EDI document exchanges.  You have eliminated most manual processes.  And through the use of…
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Top 7 EDI Solution Considerations

All too often, organizations choose an EDI solution quickly and based solely on a mandate handed down from their customer.  They may choose whatever solution their customer recommends or find one by doing a quick Google search.  This is not always prudent and can lead to headaches down the road.…
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Have You Been a Victim of Supplier Enablement?

Supplier enablement is one of those phrases that typically has the small business owner shaking in his boots.  It normally goes like this…you get an email from your customer that you will be contacted soon by an EDI provider who will “help” you become EDI compliant.  Once you speak to…
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EDI Integration for the SMB Sector

Do you have a separate solution for every business process?  There’s one company that handles your Webstore, one that that deals with your EDI, another vendor for your ERP and the list goes on.  No one really knows what the others are doing you feel like you are in the…
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