EDI

Best Practices for the Remote Worker

Photo appears courtesy of University of the Fraser Valley. Millions of people have now found themselves working remotely due to the recent global pandemic. For companies like GraceBlood, this cloud-based, work-from-home model is just business as usual. Often when I tell people that I “work from home” they get this…
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Five MORE Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration

Photo appears courtesy of Eli Christman. Many years ago we published a blog entitled Five Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration.  I considered reprinting it, because well, I think it is still relevant today.  But then I thought, there are more than FIVE, so here is a brand-new blog, with five…
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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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Using a 3PL to Keep Your Competitive Edge

With the economy heating up and companies out there cooking, our clients are looking to grow and find more efficient ways to deliver their products. Over the past three years several of our clients have done something which we really haven’t seen before, at least not quite like this. These changes in strategy…
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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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Why is EDI Still Around?

Photo appears courtesy of www.twin-loc.fr. Welcome to our 200th blog post!  As we look back through the years, we recall sometime in the 1990s taking a class on the structure and workings of XML. XML was all the rage and was supposed to replace EDI at any moment!!! It’s 20+…
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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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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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Blockchain in the Supply Chain: Starting Blocks for Success

Photo appears courtesy of Scott Robinson. You’ve seen the increasing drumbeat of sensational headlines about supply chain blockchain, for example: A senior reporter at Computer World proclaimed in January of this year Blockchain will be the Killer App for Supply Chain Management in 2018. An article published by Forbes in February…
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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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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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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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The Back-to-School Supply Chain

Photo appears courtesy of Lyn Lomasi. Ever wonder how all those school supplies make it into the extremely crowded “back to school” area of Walmart?  The process involves a tightly connected network of buyers, suppliers, EDI providers, teachers and 29 million households.  The “back to school” supply chain probably starts sometime…
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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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