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GraceBlood Biography Series: Lisa Crosley

As you may have heard, GraceBlood LLC acquired Aurora Technologies back in October of this year.  We will now be revisiting our Biography Series to include GraceBlood’s amazing team of consultants and today we are featuring Lisa Crosley.  Lisa has been an EDI consultant with GraceBlood for 12 years. She initially worked…
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Change in EDI is the Only Constant

Photo appears courtesy of Gabriel Villena. The only thing that is constant in EDI is change.  Coming up on 30 years in EDI we’re observing lots of change in our customer’s EDI. Companies are moving to new VAN or adopting AS2 after sometimes decades on one of the older VANS. Along…
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Prioritizing EDI Tasks

Photo appears courtesy of R/DV/RS. Ping! You hear your email and there’s another one of those “New Requirements” emails from one of your trading partners, Perfection Construction.  Yeah, yeah, I’ll look at it later.  You never get to it because you have Evan in Sales breathing down your neck about…
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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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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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Pajama Day AKA Working from Home

Photo appears courtesy of Marco Verch. Do I really wear pajamas when I work from home?  A bathrobe and slippers?  Not really, but since I go to the gym daily after my workday, I do wear workout clothes and sneakers.  That is a huge savings on not having to have…
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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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