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Should EDI be outsourced?

outsource cio supply chainToday’s CIO has more on their mind than merely keeping their company’s data safe from hackers, which isn’t easy in light of the lightning speed technology is advancing. Matters such as BYOD, shadow IT, cloud migration and virtualization also tug for attention, but even that’s not everything a CIO has to master. Read more...

No Risk EDI

hacker2EDI is a secure environment. At least that’s the premise that most supply chain professionals work by. And the truth is that for the most part the EDI transaction chain is very secure. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t areas to monitor and steps to take to make certain your assumptions about security are correct… and that your transactions are not going to be compromised. Read more...

Explanation of EDI and How It Came To Be

ancient historyYour first thought might be: “I know already or I wouldn’t be reading this publication.” Yes, we will give you the “schoolbook” definition. We will even tell you a brief history of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), but our real purpose is to give you the modern era definition of EDI; and back it up with an expert opinion.Developed in the United States in the mid-1960s, the idea of what became known as EDI today originated with a group of railroad companies. Read more...

Survey: What Causes EDI Document Failures

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You Too Can Be An EDI Service Provider

Do-It-YourselfThere's been a lot of action in the EDI VAN industry in recent years. If you know what I am talking about, you are concerned. If you don't know, consider yourself lucky. My client is in the former group and posed an interesting question to me.

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EDI As A Railroad

railroad vanWhat is a an EDI VAN? The EDI experts can create an involved answer but lots of people (like business managers, for instance) are not quite sure what it is. Maybe if I liken it to something not Information Technology, I could better explain it. Read more...

6 Ways EDI Removes Barriers to Commerce with Trading Partners

roadblockAs long as most of us can remember, there have been roadblocks to trading with our suppliers and customers. The noble EDI sales forces kept repeating how their product would knock down these roadblocks faster than a speeding bullet! Well, let's bring in the usual suspects and see. Read more...

Interest is Peaking with EDI in the Cloud

cloud basedOver the last couple of years we have been “ahead of the curve” when we said the Cloud was a great home for your EDI. Now there is an awakening and much more interest; not only in EDI but in putting all sorts of applications in the Cloud.I have a friend who sells cake mixes and has customers who require EDI. Her first reaction to EDI was: “Another black box in my office with servicemen knocking on my door all the time.” She is one of many ideal candidates for EDI in the Cloud. Read more...

8 Things To Remember When Starting with EDI

checklistOh my goodness! I'm faced with choosing an EDI solution! Where do I turn? I just don't know any of these companies. It is often a daunting task for many businesses, especially those who have little or no experience with EDI. Many companies become familiar with the technology only after being informed by a major trading partner of the need to be EDI compliant. Here are a few key points to consider when choosing an EDI solution: Read more...

EDIINT, VANs, But Not SaaS?

Cut-in-Half-Fees-Expenses-2013.7.2One of the most frequently asked questions regarding EDI is about its cost. There's the initial cost of startup and the ongoing cost per transaction. And while startup costs are relatively easy to calculate, per transaction costs continue to be more difficult, primarily because those costs can include a wide variety of factors including  human intervention, capital equipment, postage, and even the cost/savings of correcting for errors. A recent study presented by NewEDI reports that costs overall have been coming down.  Read more...

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