EDI integration

How to Fix These 6 EDI Integration Challenges

Eliminating manual processes will improve supply chain efficiency, reduce your order-to-cash cycle and increase profits.  Integrated Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, replaces those manual processes and allows organizations to exchange transactional business documents from disparate systems.  While EDI has been around for decades, EDI integration challenges are still often encountered.…
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Five MORE Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration

Photo appears courtesy of Eli Christman. Many years ago we published a blog entitled Five Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration.  I considered reprinting it, because well, I think it is still relevant today.  But then I thought, there are more than FIVE, so here is a brand-new blog, with five…
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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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EDI Application Upgrade: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

Photo appears courtesy of brownpau. How many times have you scheduled to do an EDI application upgrade only to find out you have not met all of the requirements the day of the upgrade or that users were not informed that the system would be unavailable during upgrade time? The…
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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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Purchase Order Confirmation Rates: Navigating Amazon’s New Chargebacks

Photo appears courtesy of Wendy. Amazon recently announced a new type of chargeback that will initially impact Hardlines’ Vendor Central suppliers. While this might not seem to apply to you or your other trading relationships today, Amazon more and more (like Walmart in the past) is a bellwether when it…
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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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Integration Trends Roundup for 2016

In today’s competitive environment, it is vital to the success of an organization to be able to quickly integrate new business applications, link trading partners for electronic data interchange (EDI), transform data between specific formats to fulfill regulatory record keeping requirements, and manage increasingly complicated and distributed supply chains. As complicated as…
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EDI Consulting: All in a Week’s Work

Picture appears courtesy of Wicker Paradise. Whether you are an EDI Coordinator or Consultant it takes a lot of talent, patience and determination to do a good job.  When you’re consulting with clients in a variety of industries, a good consultant has to wear many hats.  We were thinking over…
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The Need for Speed: Software, Hardware and Everything In Between

Picture appears courtesy of Fritz van Eerd – Hockenheim. A consultant we work with started his software company in 1976 and bought a computer for development.  It had 48K of RAM (that’s ‘K’, not ‘MB’) and 12MB of disk space (that’s ‘MB’, not ‘GB’).   It cost about $70,000.00 (that’s 1976…
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Who Wins the Popularity Contest? XML or JSON?

Photo appears courtesy of the Auburn Alumni Association. One of our ERP partners asked an interesting question the other day.  He asked if he should start developing his maps to be sent in JSON instead of XML.  He felt that JSON was more popular than XML.  That started us thinking…
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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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Wrangling 3PL EDI Documents

Photo appears courtesy of Will Thomas.  I’ve always said that EDI and data Integration in the Freight/Logistics/Distribution/3PL industry is like the Wild West.  Rather than the traditional PO, invoice and ASN documents we all know in retail, the 3PL’s use of “standards” can be more like riding a bucking bronco. Communications can…
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Integration Expertise a Must for Webstores

Photo appears courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik.  Do you have a separate solution for every business process?  There’s one company that handles your Webstore, one that that deals with your warehousing, another vendor for your ERP and the list goes on.  No one really knows what the others are doing and you…
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What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You About EDI

Picture appears courtesy of Giulia Forsythe.  This week’s blog was written by Kristen Kearns, Manager of EDI Services for Aurora Technologies.  Lots of people search for information on Wikipedia, don’t they?  What Wikipedia doesn’t tell you about EDI, could hurt you!  Or hurt your business.  Read on to get the 411. First…
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