EDI Technology

EDI Budgeting Hacks

Now is the time of year when EDI managers start looking at what’s left in the current budget and what projects can be set aside for next year.  With spending being on a hiatus in the early uncertain days of 2021, many companies have unspent money in their IT budget. …
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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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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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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 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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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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GraceBlood Biography Series: Kevin Klimek

Next up on our Biography Series is one of our Tech Support superstars, Kevin Klimek.  Kevin has worked for GraceBlood and previous iterations, for 13 years.  What started out as an interest in computers in the mid-90s has, over the course of two decades, developed into a rewarding career. Kevin…
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Logs Killed MySQL

Picture appears courtesy of John Mueller. This guest blog was written by Nathan Camp of LogicMonitor. Death by “Doh!Nuts!” is when a seemingly harmless, completely obvious, and avoidable issue goes unnoticed, swarms, and then crushes your software applications and the servers on which they reside. When you figure out why the…
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RFID in Football – What Does This Have to do with EDI?

  Photo appears courtesy of Jonathan Holmes. RFID (radio frequency ID), a cousin to the EDI 856 ASN document, which is used to track shipment cartons along the supply chain all the way to the distribution center has a new, wider adoption in NFL football. What?!  With the Super Bowl and entertaining (and…
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What Do Smooth Jazz and Efficient EDI Systems Have in Common?

Photo appears courtesy of Elena Gatti. Here at GraceBlood we’re all about jazz-based business. Really! Smooth jazz that is, where clients’ supply and fulfillment transactions flow seamlessly and melodically over integrated EDI & other B2B systems. Smooth jazz, building a downtempo of humming business activity that leaves the key players…
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EDI Consulting: All in a Week’s Work

Picture appears courtesy of Wicker Paradise. Whether you are an EDI Coordinator or Consultant it takes a lot of talent, patience and determination to do a good job.  When you’re consulting with clients in a variety of industries, a good consultant has to wear many hats.  We were thinking over…
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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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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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