What problem does
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) solve?
The challenge of any business is to ensure that key documents about an order or purchase are shared and managed efficiently between manufacturer, distributor, logistics, vendor & customer.
This must be done securely, in real-time and on a repeatable basis, across the whole supply chain.
The problem is that to many transactions are in human readable form such as PDF’s, on silos of different applications, in a non-standard form and thus difficult to share with your partner organisations.
This is the hidden cost of trading with your partners, the admin overhead of managing this.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a way of solving these problems.
How do I get started?
Identify processes that you are still doing manually. Where you spend time rekeying data, or searching for information. Those tasks where you find yourself saying "I wish I had someone else to help or I just don't have time for this". These are usually the tasks that EDI and Integration help to automate and save time/money.
They enhance your operation
EDI solutions can help enhance the operating effectiveness of your business, across your entire supply chain ecosystem, as well as making sure your systems remain agile so you can quickly scale up as your business develops.
Security and Safety are built into the solutions
Managing your important transactions
By utilising cloud based EDI solutions, companies have the chance to drop slow and expensive paper based processes and move to smarter, faster and more secure ways of doing business.
Stop searching, start doing
Searching for the latest invoice or worrying over the status of a credit note are a thing of the past.
EDI has this covered. EDI delivers the high-quality information your business needs to grow by managing your orders and accompanying documentation in real-time, seamlessly, across your entire trading network.
All this can be done and more, with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
What do you need to implement EDI?
The EDI software essentially consists of three components
You need to integrate with other applications to receive / deliver messages in an internal format to another format. This can be done with EDI and API's. The systems could be your finance system(ERP), Order System (OMS), Transport system(TMS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or any number of other systems.
This transforms your in-house formats or messages and converts them to an industry standard format.
Required for the technical delivery of your 'EDI Messages' to your business partners
- Manually produce orders and other documentation
- PDF’s sent by email or post
- Re-keying of post and email orders
- Difficult to track status of Orders and Invoices
- Average cost to process £10 per order
- Orders, Invoices & Advanced shipping notices (ASN) raised automatically
- Documents sent / received digitally in seconds
- Digital entry directly into clients systems
- Average savings of 70% over paper based systems
Whether you are a small organisation, taking your first steps to process orders with new customers or a multi-national processing thousands of transactions per day, Our Managed Service for EDI called Agora will empower you with a true view of your business.
Agora managed service offers 3 consumption models which can optimise your supply chain operations, reduce costs and provide the technology you need to accelerate your business growth.
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