Considering adding EDI to your business?
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the process of sending and receiving electronic business documents between companies. This includes documents such as purchase orders, invoices, shipment transactions, etc. Thousands of companies use EDI to improve their processing efficiency with their supply chain partners. Many companies require their business partners to have EDI capability and to be compliant with their EDI standards.
Integration, Inc. is an expert technology company that is dedicated to increasing EDI efficiency and reducing the cost of doing business electronically. Integration, Inc. has created seamless connections between trading partners (customers and suppliers). This allows for us to share shipping, receiving, and billing information in a secure, effective and cost efficient manner for every EDI account.
As an EDI third party provider, Integration, Inc. will support all of your EDI requirements. This means your company will not need to make a capital investment in hardware, software or Value Added Network (VAN) services. As a result, your business will receive an excellent cost-savings opportunity. We make complying with EDI requirements more streamlined and easy to understand. Integration, Inc. handles everything.
With over 20 years of experience in providing edi services to thousands of companies, we are here to help you achieve:
- Compliance with all of your EDI trading partners (all transactions)
- Cost effective method to comply with your EDI requirements
- Low cost solution without any in-house EDI experience required
- Improved overall EDI efficiency
- Secure and timely EDI transaction processing
- 100% EDI document tracking
- Free EDI system maintenance and upgrades
- Unsurpassed daily EDI customer support
The term Electronic Data Interchange or EDI can seem intimidating to a business that does not use it. Don’t be fooled. EDI is used in a variety of industries, from retail and wholesale, to energy, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, logistics, government, technology, financial services, and the list goes on.
Explained simply, EDI is the exchange of business documents from computer to computer in a standard electronic format. The most obvious benefit to your business right off the bat, as a result of implementing EDI, is cost savings. By simply moving from paper to electronic data transfer, you immediately eliminate the need for paper, mailing supplies, manual processing costs and supply storage costs. It really is that simple.
EDI immediately takes away your need for postal mail, fax and email as well. Yes, email is a current and also useful electronic approach, however, business data exchanged via email must still be processed by people. This leaves room for slow processing and higher error rates, as well as increased cost for manual labor. Alternatively, Electronic Data Interchange or EDI documents are sent directly to the appropriate application on the receiver’s computer where processing can begin immediately.
EDI Standard Format
Consistency is key. We’ve all heard that before. Here, it’s certainly the case. EDI documents require standard formats allowing all data exchanged to be received and sent without issue. A standard format describes what each piece of information is. Without a standard format, receiver’s computer system would not know how to interpret your organization’s specific data formats and information. The most used EDI standards today, include: ANSI, EDIFACT, TRADACOMS and ebXML. Each standard also offers versions, such as ANSI 5010 or EDIFACT version D12, Release A. Once your business has implemented EDI, the business you are exchanging documents with must agree with you on a specific EDI standard.
Are you ready to take your business to the next level by adding edi and eliminating manual processing? Contact us to find our more about integrating EDI into your business today.