EDI document

The Future of Business Visibility: Introducing Syncrofy

Photo appears courtesy of Peter. We dropped some hints in previous blogs and the unveiling is finally here!  We are now offering an EDI visibility tool called Syncrofy, and it very well may change the way you do business. Syncrofy provides self-service EDI insights without the need for IT support, allowing you to search, view, and…
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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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Why EDI is Like Community Theater

You might think this blog is a stretch – how can EDI, a very technical concept, be anything like Community Theatre, a very arts-based activity?  I’m going to tell you how. First you hear about an audition for a play/musical that a theatre group is going to produce.  In EDI, you…
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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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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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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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Are Your EDI Maps Made of Straw, Wood or Brick?

Over the years as EDI consultants, we have done modifications to many maps-ones we created and ones created by others. We have seen a great variety of maps, from well thought out and well constructed to “what were they thinking!” Once an EDI map is written, tested, and in production it should run with…
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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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