New regulations present Irish Healthcare with a significant opportunity to improve patient safety and drive down costs

Jul 27, 2017, by  - Category: HSE 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  - Category: Processing 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  - Category:

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  - Category: Large 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  - Category: Using 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...

Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards - Final Call for Entries

Jun 7, 2017, by  - Category: Entries are about to close for this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, which will take place at the prestigious Dingle Food Festival in September 2017.

Entries are about to close for this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, which will take place at the prestigious Dingle Food Festival in September 2017.Last year, more than 2500 entries were considered in what is the largest blind-tasted Food Awards in the country. It’s well known also that winning an Irish Food Award can be a major boost for a brand. “Every product that carries a Finalist, Gold, Silver or Bronze sticker is picked up more quickly than those without,” says Awards chairperson, Artie Clifford. “Our ...

Out sourced vs onpremise EDI - What are the options?

Mar 23, 2020, by  - Category: This video from TrueCommerce explains the background and benefits of an outsourced EDI solution

TrueCommerce have recently released a new video which outlines the differences between on-premise and outsourced EDI solutions.Due to ever more limited internal financial & human resources many companies are increasingly deciding to outsource their EDI requirements to a third party provider.What does an outsourced EDI service offer?If you are new to EDI and want to understand the options that are available to you, or if you are reviewing your company's existing approach to EDI, perhaps because your IT team are increasin...

Should you outsource EDI or run it in-house?

Mar 24, 2020, by  - Category: An increasing number of companies are outsourcing their EDI to a third party provider - should you?

Outsourced vs. On-premise EDIEDI is a crucial part of everyday business for many companies. They rely on it to exchange orders, invoices and other transactional messages with customers and suppliers. Using EDI eliminates many time consuming and error prone manual processes and paper-based documentation. However, many of the benefits of using EDI such as efficiency, cost reduction and visibility of all transactions, can seem like an unachievable goal for companies managing their EDI internally. It is often viewed as an e...

VisionID and GS1 Ireland announce partnership

Jan 31, 2017, by  - Category: With GS1, VisionID will support manufacturers through the use of innovative solutions such as RFID, vision inspection and data capture.

to collaborate on bringing next generation standards-based solutions for the manufacturing, retail, food, healthcare and apparel sectors.Through GS1 Ireland’s Solution Provider Programme both companies will work together to support Irish organisations across the manufacturing, retail grocery, apparel and healthcare sectors to bring next generation standards-based solutions to the Irish market.Dublin and Clonmel, 31 January 2017Commenting on the collaboration agreement, Mike Byrne, Chief Executive Officer of GS1 Ireland ...

Being Retail Ready for Showcase

Jan 23, 2017, by  - Category: Lucinda Layton owner of Rose & Alice Handcrafted Soaps chats to us about the nerves & excitement of participating in a major international trade show, Showcase.

Ready for Retail Success - an artisan producer's tradeshow experienceLucinda Layton, owner of Rose & Alice Handcrafted Soaps and Gifts in Co Laois, chats to us about the nerves and excitement of participating in the major international trade show, Showcase."Showcase 2016 was really my first big break. I attended the tradeshow as part of my Local Enterprise Boards' Enterprise Zone. My expectations of the outcome were set modestly low - I thought, maybe an order or two and some leads?As I was preparing for the show, a fri...

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