Aurora EDI Alliance Press ~ Volume 1 Issue 3 ~ July 27, 2012

Welcome Note
Welcome to the third edition of the Aurora EDI Alliance Press!  The Aurora EDI Alliance Press is a quarterly newsletter dedicated to current issues, events and newsworthy items surrounding both EDI technology and the Aurora EDI Alliance.  The Aurora EDI Alliance is a tightly knit group of U.S. companies specializing in the implementation and maintenance of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in a variety of industries.  We are recognized experts in EDI, and can also provide consulting, system analysis, design, development and training services as well. 

Easy Trade Update
We are always looking for ways to expand and modify our popular Easy Trade service to make it more accessible and practical for our customers.  We are happy to report that we are now offering the Easy Trade to CVS suppliers in Asia.  From its inception, Easy Trade has also grown in what services it offers.  Easy Trade not only offers CVS suppliers a way to trade the 850 puchase order and the 810 invoice, it will also allow them to receive the 820 remit advice document.  If you are interested in receiving this document, please contact us .  Easy Trade is also available for Target, Veteran's Canteen Service, 7-Eleven and Rite Aid.

Blog Highlight: The Case for EDI Hosting
Blog article describing the right climate for considering a move from Web EDI to EDI hosting with integration.

With EDI there is often a gray area between where the simple Web EDI solution should end and the in-house traditional EDI software should begin.  And sometimes companies do not know where to draw that line.  They want EDI integration, but they don't necessarily have the staff to manage neither the EDI software nor the server hardware.  Then there's the issue of cost.  It's no secret that EDI software is... read more.

Payment Processing
After much internal debate and research, we are ready to announce that we now accept credit card processing.  We can accept credit card payment for one time software and/or consulting purchases or ongoing Easy Trade purchases.  If you would like more information, please contact us for details.

Customer Spotlight
HGC Imports, Inc. out of San Jose, California takes over our Customer Spotlight this summer.  HGC Imports has been an Aurora customer since 2009.  In business since 1992, this growing company imports wine, spirits, beer, juices and food products from Portugal, Chile, Spain, Argentina and Peru.  Wines from their portfolio have been featured in prestigious publications such as the New York Times! Follow them on Facebook to learn more about HGC Imports, Inc. 
Inbound 2012
As most of you have probably noticed, we are everywhere these days!  You can find us on Facebook , LinkedIn , Pinterest and Twitter ...and we now have a weekly blog on all things EDI.  This is due to the help of an up and coming marketing company called Hubspot .  Our very own Faith Lamprey and Shandra Locken are heading to Boston next month for their Inbound 2012 conference.  This promises to be a great event and rumor has it that Cyndi Lauper is performing!

Technical Terminology Time
ANSI X12 - ANSI X12 refers to the standard EDI formats that are used primarily in the US.  The standards are decided by a committee that is comprised of various members of the business community from several indrustries such as health care, finance, supply chain and government.  This committee, known as ASC X.12 or the Acredited Standards Committee, first came together in 1979 to bring some order and structure to what we know as EDI.

Summer Fun Facts
describe the imageDid you know that Watermelon is a vegetable! Watermelon is mostly water, hence its moniker, and our ancestors hollowed them out to use as canteens! 
- The first popsicle was invented in 1905 by an 11 year old boy named Frank Epperson.
- For the first time, women's boxing will be included in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.