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Keeping Up with Changing E-Commerce Technology

Photo appears courtesy of Courtney Carmody. The Amazons and the Walmarts of the world are growing so fast, their vendors can barely keep up.  Amazon has roughly a gazillion vendor types…FBA and FBM oh my!  Meanwhile Walmart has so many vendors you scarcely understand who you’re buying from when you…
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Electronic Trading Profiles for Profit and Fun

Photo appears courtesy of Opensource.com. You have a website, perhaps a line card, business cards, other collateral for your business, yes? And you have or soon will have the capability to exchange business documents with customers, suppliers or other trading partners via EDI or other ways that significantly reduce the…
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Looking at 3PLs? Nine Questions to Ask

Photo appears courtesy of www.GlynLowe.com. Many companies are moving in the direction of having 3PL warehouses manage their inventory and order fulfillment processes as well as provide value-added services if they aren’t already. This is enabling these companies to reduce their space requirements and become more streamlined. Another result of…
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What is an SDQ Purchase Order?

SDQ (Ship Destination Quantity) purchase orders are also referred to as spreadsheet or explosion orders.  These types of EDI orders can create efficiency gains by eliminating redundant data that would need to be sent on multiple non-SDQ orders.  This reduction of data is accomplished by sending the header data only…
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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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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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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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EDI and Data Integration Resolutions for 2014

Photo appears courtesty of Luiza. It is a new year and as usual there are probably plenty of the things that you had to put off last year to due to budget constraints, time constraints or just plain old procrastination.  We thought we’d start off this year with a list of EDI…
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My Cyber Monday Woes

Photo appears courtesy of Liz West.  Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies.  I was intent on making this last holiday season a time of reflection and peace. I would not succumb to witty advertising campaigns inducing me to spend money on needless gifts. But then those brilliant…
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Part 2: The “How To” Use Cases for JSON

It’s Christmas in July!  For the second time this week, Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies is guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance. Monday’s blog, I discussed the general basics of what JSON is and how it is being used to replace XML in a growing number of cases. JSON’s simplified, smaller scale structure is…
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Part 1: The What, Why and How of JSON for EDI Integration Specialists

Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance today is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies. With the latest release of Liaison Delta 6.1, this nifty data translator now supports JSON. And of course, that raises a whole slew of scary questions for our EDI mapping experts: What is JSON? Why should an EDI expert like…
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