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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Allowing Small Businesses To Scale

The Problem

  • A new EDI client was aggressively expanding their ice cream product into several large grocery chain leaders.
  • In doing so, this client was required to implement Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in order to do business with these customers.

The Solution

  • Integration, Inc. began working with the client and each of these major retailers to implement Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
  • The transactions initially supported were purchase orders, invoices and shipment notices.


Once this client became EDI compliant with these major chains, their sales began to soar.  As the popularity for their product began to expand, other grocery chains wanted to begin to carry their product. Currently,

  • Integration, Inc. has helped this client become EDI compliant with over 30 major customers and many other smaller customers.
  • Because of the EDI Outsourcing Services provided by Integration, Inc., this client did not need to worry about EDI.  Integration, Inc. handled everything.
  • In addition to supporting all their EDI requirements Integration, Inc. also helped them integrate the EDI data with their internal application, thus gaining the most benefit of EDI.
  • Since they didn’t need to worry about EDI, they were able to focus on their core business of manufacturing and delivering a quality ice cream product to stores across the US.

Together, this relationship has developed into an industry best practices example of how best to implement EDI in a very competitive environment.

How EDI Helps Small Businesses Scale

Be a Vendor for Large Retailers

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) integration enables small businesses to seamlessly exchange documents like purchase orders and invoices with large retailers, thereby streamlining their supply chain and inventory management processes. This efficient digital communication system reduces errors, speeds up transaction times, and can significantly lower costs, making small businesses more competitive and attractive as vendors to big retail companies.

One of the benefits of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the significant reduction in paperwork and manual data entry errors. This streamlining of transactions leads to improved accuracy and efficiency in business operations, enhancing overall productivity.

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) significantly reduces data entry errors by automating the transaction process between businesses. This ensures that information is transmitted accurately and consistently, leading to fewer mistakes and a more reliable exchange of documents such as purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notices.

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) provides real-time data exchange between business partners, enabling the immediate availability of information like inventory levels, order status, and shipment tracking. This timely and accurate data sharing enhances visibility throughout the supply chain, making forecasting more reliable by providing precise and up-to-date information to inform demand planning and inventory management decisions.

By facilitating smoother transactions, improving accuracy, and reducing lead times, EDI integration can help small businesses build trust and strengthen their relationships with large retailers. Over time, this can lead to more opportunities and potentially better terms as the relationship grows.

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