8 questions to ask yourself about your existing EDI solution

Jul 13, 2022, by Maria Svejdar - Category: EDIDespite the considerable benefits and business opportunities provided by EDI, some companies still view it as an unavoidable overhead.

Realise the benefits of EDI with the right solutionDespite the considerable benefits and business opportunities provided by EDI, some companies still view it as an unavoidable overhead. Common frustrations range from poor customer service and the pressure placed on internal IT resources, to the inability to accurately budget due to variable and unpredictable costs. Does this sound familiar?How does your current EDI solution stack up?We've posed a number of questions that are worth considering when thinking about your cu...

From Farmers Market to Supermarket with Rigneys Granola

Nov 7, 2017, by Kevin O'Brien - Category: RetailCaroline Rigney talks about going from farmers markets to getting her granola retail ready for supermarket shelves with new packaging and a GS1 barcode.

Caroline Rigney takes us on her journey from farmers markets to supermarket shelvesIreland has seen an explosion in the number of artisan food businesses in recent years. Craft producers have been bringing a variety of tasty and innovative foods from farmers markets to supermarkets through programmes such as Supervalu’s Food Academy. The results have set taste buds singing and tills ringing. This boom has also given entrepreneurs like Caroline Rigney the chance to follow their dreams of making it big in the food sector....

What is the difference between a barcode from GS1 and others I see on the internet?

Sep 8, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - Category: Retail ReadyIf you are researching barcode numbers on the internet you may come across websites offering you barcodes at a very cheap one-off rate. These operators are not part of the GS1 network and are not authorised to sell GS1 numbers.

GS1 is an organisation established by industry, for industry, and is run on a not-for-profit basis. GS1 was established with the specific aim of managing the allocation of identification numbers to companies and to develop the standards (rules) around the use of those numbers.GS1 standards and a unique company prefixAny organisation wishing to use GS1 barcode and ecommerce messaging (EDI) standards needs to join GS1 to receive their own company identification number (prefix). In fact, as your business grows and develops...

Reap the benefits of GS1 System Certification for your business

Aug 30, 2017, by Tim Daly - Category: Training BlogEnable your staff to deliver a better quality of service to your customers with GS1 System Certificate Training

Enable your staff to deliver a better quality of service to your customers with GS1 System Certificate TrainingFor many solution providers, being able to offer a GS1 standards based solution can be a real point of value to their customers, ensuring the interoperability, scalability and longevity of their solutions.Having staff trained in the implementation of GS1 standards based solutions reduces cost, increases efficiency, and can be a great selling point for any solution provider. Having access to a proper training re...

CEN chooses GS1 SSCC for unique cross border parcel identification

Aug 8, 2017, by  - Category: Transformation of cross-border parcel delivery using using GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) to enable unique identification and interoperability in the parcel delivery network.

Transformation of cross-border parcel delivery services through the use of a single, common parcel label that includes a parcel identification code.Members of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) published the Technical Specification (TS 17073) for Postal Services – Interfaces for cross-border parcels.Brussels, 21 June 2017This achievement is the result of a collaborative effort by representatives from postal organisations, online retailers, couriers, express and parcel service providers. It is part of the E...

New regulations present Healthcare with opportunity to improve patient safety and drive down cost

Jul 27, 2017, by Siobhain Duggan - Category: Pharma SerialisationHSE host information day for industry and healthcare providers to explore challenges and benefits of product identification and tracking requirements

The opportunities and "unintended" benefits delivered by new EU and US healthcare regulationsRegulation is coming - the time to act is now. This was the key message from speakers at the Healthcare User Group (HUG) Information Day, hosted by the HSE at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin. The event was attended by almost 100 delegates from across both hospitals and industry, including a significant delegation of pharmacists.EU and US Regulations and Directives: Falsified Medicines and Unique Device IdentificationThe Health...

Automating the process of ordering and supplying products with EDI

Jul 4, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - Category: Electronic Data InterchangeProcessing orders, delivery dockets and invoices with EDI

The Order-to-Cash ProcessOrdering, delivering and paying for goods is what most companies do in the run of their day-to-day business. Finding ways to automate that process, through the use of technology solutions and GS1 standards, can make it faster, more efficient and cheaper for everyone involved.Order-to-cash is the term used to describe the process where goods are:OrderedDeliveredReceivedInvoiced and paid forMany organisations, from commercial businesses to public sector and service organisations, have automated th...

IMVO formally established & blueprint provider selected for Ireland

Apr 18, 2017, by Siobhain Duggan - Category: Pharmaceuticals

The Irish Medicines Verification Organisation (IMVO) has been formally established as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. This is an important step in the implementation of new EU requirements for safety features on medicines in Ireland which will provide Irish patients with reassurance against falsified medicines.The IMVO has been established through a collaboration between key players in the prescription medicines supply chain in Ireland. Its founder members include:Association of Irish Pharmaceutical Paral...

How to avoid paying for EDI system updates for customer changes

Jun 29, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - Category: Electronic Data InterchangeLarge organisations often review their EDI however these changes often require suppliers to update their systems at their own cost.

Are you currently paying for changes to your EDI set up in order to meet the changing requirements of your best customers?Large organisations such as supermarkets will often review and update their EDI systems to ensure they are working as efficiently as possible. However, when these changes are implemented, they often require that each of their suppliers in turn make changes to their systems to ensure compatibility. For example, Morrisons in the UK are currently transitioning from Tradacoms to EDIFACT which is resultin...

Trade electronically with Irish Retailers quickly and easily

Jun 19, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - Category: Electronic Data InterchangeUsing a managed service EDI solution can enable you start trading quickly and easily with major Irish and UK retailers

How using EDI can enable you to start trading quickly and easily with major Irish and UK retailersWhether you are entirely new to the world of exchanging orders and invoices electronically, or an established supplier hub, there are significant benefits in terms of time & human resource savings to be gained from outsourcing your EDI to a fully-managed service provider.As a supplier you may be under pressure to trade electronically with customers as soon as possible. This can be particularly daunting if it is the first ti...

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