8 questions to ask yourself about your existing EDI solutionAug 16, 2017,
by Maria Svejdar - Category: EDI
Realise the benefits of EDI with the right solution
Despite 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 current EDI set up - and if you answer "No" to any of them, perhaps it is time to review your EDI:
- Do you know the actual annual or monthly cost of your EDI solution(s)?
- Is your current solution dynamic enough to add new trading partners quickly and easily?
- Does your current EDI provider proactively monitor and resolve message validation errors?
- Does your EDI provider manage all testing, maintenance and support on your behalf?
- Do you have access to 24/7 support?
- Does your current EDI solution adhere to your disaster recovery processes?
- Does EDI help you meet your customers’ KPIs?
- Do you feel your organisation is large enough to be noticed by your EDI provider?
TrueCommerce is a GS1 Gold Partner. Find our more on their Partner profile page.
TrueCommerce EDI Managed Service
The TrueCommerce EDI managed service, which has been refined over the last 17 years, provides all of the components organisations need to fully benefit from EDI, without experiencing the issues highlighted above. All clients receive a first class service that enables them to focus on their core business objectives. Visit the TrueCommerce website.Tags: EDI, Cost, Service
Feb 16, 2018, by Alex Story, TrueCommerce - Category:
Did you know that you could cut your costs and streamline your efficiencies just by switching from paper to electronic trading?
Did you know that you could cut your costs and streamline your efficiencies just by switching from paper to electronic trading?There are many large organisations that still trade with their customers in a variety of different methods, and don’t utilise the efficiencies of technology when it comes to trading with their network. This could be due to a number of reasons. However, instances where customers are not set up for EDI no longer needs to be a reason. “Implementing a customer order entry portal, provides a scalable...
Oct 25, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - Category:
What is EDI? Download our beginner’s guide to Electronic Data Interchange to learn what, why and how.
Introducing our new ‘What is EDI?’ GuideA non-technical overview for those new to EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)In partnership with TrueCommerce, a GS1 Gold Partner, we have put together an easy-to-read guide for anyone who is new to EDI and is looking to understand the basic terms and how it works.Whether one of your customers has asked you to trade using EDI, or if you are looking for a standardised way to trade with your suppliers, this guide will highlight what you need to know to get you started. Download: A beg...
Aug 30, 2017, by Tim Daly - Category:
Enable 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...
Jul 4, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - Category:
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...
Jun 30, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - 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...
Jun 20, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - 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...
Jun 7, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - 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...
Feb 7, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - 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...