EDI considerations

Do You Know Your Customer’s EDI Guidelines?

Photo appears courtesy of Brianna Lehman. As a person who has worked in the EDI area for many years, I have learned that it is not an easy task to always stay current and on top of all of your customer requirements. Not only are your customers always enhancing their…
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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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SHA-1 vs. SHA-2 Digital Certificates – What’s All the Fuss About?

Photo appears courtesy of F Delventhal. Many of you probably know about the new requirements coming regarding SHA2 digital certificates.  Before we discuss that, let’s first look at SHA-1.  What is SHA-1?  According to Wikipedia, in cryptography, SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm 1) is a cryptographic hash function designed by the United States National Security…
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Documenting Your EDI Processes

Photo appears courtesy of Nikki Tysoe. EDI Documentation – the one thing we love to hate but MUST do.  How do you run the inbound 850 process once the data is mapped?  What are common issues that prevent 850s from automatically creating orders?  What do you do if an 810 fails? …
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Why We Love Liaison’s Delta/ECS Data Integration Package

Photo appears courtesy of Tony Hisgett. Nowadays, there’s all kinds of products that have multiple uses.  My new favorite kitchen gadget is a flexible spatula/spoon sometimes known as a spoonula, that scraps, stirs, flips and is heat resistant.  Not any ordinary spoon from the dollar store, you need to pay…
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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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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Integrate Your EDI

Picture appears courtesy of Martin Pettitt. At some point, as you continue to sell your product and add trading partners to your existing EDI solution, you may start thinking about integration. There are several reasons why you SHOULD be thinking about this, the first being the amount of data entry…
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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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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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The Trials and Tribulations of the EDI 852

Picture appears courtesy of D.C. Atty.  This week’s blog was written Aurora team member Kim Zajehowski.  Many of our clients ask: How can I track our customers’ product sales and on hand inventory? The answer is the EDI 852, also known as the Product Activity Data transaction.  This document can be used…
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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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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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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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Five Key Questions to Ask Your EDI Software Vendor

Photo appears courtesy of Susan.  Shopping for data integration solutions is a long, sometimes overwhelming process.  Before you start looking at demos and getting proposals, it’s important to sit down and decide what you need for your most basic integration requirements as well as your future requirements.  In other words, the…
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GraceBlood’s Best Practices for Integration

Photo appears courtesy of Social Innovation Camp.  We have offered a lot of advice about integration over the two and a half years that we have been blogging.  Rather than make you look for those pearls of wisdom, we thought it would be nice to create a handy digest for data integration best…
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