Now is the time of year when EDI managers start looking at what’s left in the current budget and what projects can be set aside for next year. With spending being on a hiatus in the early uncertain days of 2021, many companies have unspent money in their IT budget. Perhaps you have a big project scheduled in early 2022 but not enough capital in the 2021 budget to cover it. If you play it smart, you can sometimes include both fiscal years for these bigger projects and come out looking like a rock star to your CFO. Take company Random Client from Anywhere, USA who wants to implement a mid-5 figure Enterprise level integration platform that includes scale-out processing and failover. They don’t want the entire cost to come from neither 2021 nor 2022. Simple – I advised him to buy the software licenses now, which can be installed at a later date, and we can bill them for Professional Services whenever they are ready in 2022. This is the simplest way to split your project between two different fiscal years and is a scenario we see often.
Photo credit: Lisa Tozzi. One topic around here that we have been discussing is whether our clients truly know the extent of our capabilities. I think they all know that we can do old-fashioned vanilla EDI but many do not know that we can also do pistachio and rum raisin, too! And by "pistachio" I am talking about some of the remarkable services available to our clients they may not be taking advantage of, like direct-connections to trading partners or their ERP via APIs, EDI dashboards, inventory feeds and the list goes on. In other words, we don't just do EDI, we meet our clients' B2B integration needs with unique and industry leading solutions.
This blog, originally written by Lisa Shechter, Team Leader for Enavate, is being reprinted with permission. The words popularized by T. Bert Lance, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” definitely do NOT apply to your software application environment.
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Photo appears courtesy of University of the Fraser Valley. Millions of people have now found themselves working remotely due to the recent global pandemic. For companies like GraceBlood LLC and the EDI Alliance, this cloud-based, work-from-home model is just business as usual. Often when I tell people that I "work from home" they get this dreamy look in their eyes and say something like, "Wow - you're so lucky." Yes, it does have its perks, but there are some learning curves, too. Read on to learn some best practices and how you can succeed during this unprecedented time.
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This post was reprinted with permission by Enavate. Original article written by Sean Kracklauer, Enavate's Chief Revenue Officer. Maximum productivity. It’s the holy grail of business, and with good reason. Because, as every distribution business leader knows, when you streamline processes, you increase margins and, if done well, improve the customer experience and grow sales.
Photo appears courtesy of Paul Wilkinson. There are a few notablesthat defined 2019 at the EDI Alliance. These trends will continue into next year as we keep streamlining our processes, celebrating wins, learning from our mistakes and most importantly – helping our clients be successful.
Photo appears courtesy of Eli Christman. Many years ago we published a blog entitled Five Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration. I considered reprinting it, because well, I think it is still relevant today. But then I thought, there are more than FIVE, so here is a brand new blog, with five MORE reasons to be grateful for EDI and B2B integration. As for me, I am grateful to work with an amazing team of talented integration specialists. What are YOU grateful for this year?
This blog was written by Robert Ruppert, Regional Sales Manager for Enavate, and reprinted with permission. Leading technology research firm Forrester recently interviewed seven Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers that implemented the cloud-based ERP to replace aging, siloed ERP systems that offered bad user experiences.