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IOT & EDI

Photo appears courtesy of ITU Pictures. Recently we came across a white paper about how Advanced Vehicle Technology is changing the Transportation Industry.  They were talking about “connected trucks” equipped with IOT (Internet of Things) devices (devices with sensors that can communicate with other devices) that can monitor things like temperature,…
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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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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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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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The Need for Speed: Software, Hardware and Everything In Between

Picture appears courtesy of Fritz van Eerd – Hockenheim. A consultant we work with started his software company in 1976 and bought a computer for development.  It had 48K of RAM (that’s ‘K’, not ‘MB’) and 12MB of disk space (that’s ‘MB’, not ‘GB’).   It cost about $70,000.00 (that’s 1976…
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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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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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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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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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Five Common Mistakes When Setting Up an AS2 Connection

Having been deemed the “AS2 Queen” in EDI circles, I thought it would be nice to summarize five of the most common mistakes that I have encountered in working with AS2 connections and support. The AS2 communication protocol for EDI can be a very cost-efficient solution for companies wanting to exchange…
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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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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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