data integration

B2B Growth Leads to New Adventures

Photo appears courtesy of Kevin Dooley. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” is what Roy Scheider famously said in the 1975 film Jaws.  Of course, this is now a well-known euphemism for “we’re going to need more resources,” which brings us to a meeting three decades later. It was a beautiful…
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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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The Definitive Guide to the 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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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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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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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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You Need the Luck o’ the Irish with EDI

Photo appears courtesy of JD Hancock. I would have to say implementing and running a successful EDI system is 35% exceptional EDI software, 55% experienced EDI consultants and 10% good old-fashioned luck.  So what can happen when you DON’T have the luck o’ the Irish?  Bad things, very bad things.  Here’s a list of some…
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5 Data Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Blog and photo reposted with permission from Liaison Technologies.   2016 has been an exciting year for the enterprise cloud sector. Data has become a business currency, and the world’s leading organizations continue to propel data collection and usage with their use of specialized apps in the professional realm. A…
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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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Logs Killed MySQL

Picture appears courtesy of John Mueller. This guest blog was written by Nathan Camp of LogicMonitor. Death by “Doh!Nuts!” is when a seemingly harmless, completely obvious, and avoidable issue goes unnoticed, swarms, and then crushes your software applications and the servers on which they reside. When you figure out why the…
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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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