Electronic data interchange (EDI), as the name implies, is a method of electronic information exchange between two business entities. It involves the usage of computer networks and related software to transmit information related to businesses. Continue reading →
In-House or Outsource….it’s a question that almost every company has to answer at one time or another regardless of your size. When we look at the options it can be overwhelming, but what are the true pros and cons of keeping your EDI In-house or outsourcing? Continue reading →
Having worked in EDI for over 18 years, you get to see the same architecture over and over. One particular architecture I have become very familiar with is the Sterling Integrator client components.
Protocols such as FTP, SFTP, HTTP, C:D are all divided into suite adapters that can be used to create a client that then connects to the trading partner and transfer the document,enforcing any security specifications from the business process. Continue reading →
The challenge of managing data in a growing organisation is how to minimise silos and how to ensure that data remains consistent, uniform and updated, wherever necessary, and as quickly as possible throughout the multitude of systems that are deployed. The answer to the challenge of managing data is data integration. Taking data from multiple systems, moving it as quickly as technologically feasible between systems and ensuring that it’s done correctly and consistently is the promise of data integration. Continue reading →
Traditional method of measuring your EDI project investment, is done through the cost savings a company will achieve once it is live. Endless glorified sales presentations, glossy marketing graphics, and white papers demonstrate in a myriad of colorful charts showing how a solution will impact the bottom line. While cost savings are important, the culture of EDI is changing to embrace how a particular system will impact the overall effectiveness on the organisation. Continue reading →