The EDI Alliance had the opportunity to visit the spring NEECOM conference in Boston a few weeks ago. Being my first time, I didn't know what to expect. First of all, you cannot beat spring in New England. The snow has melted and the flowers are blooming. The humidity has not settled over the region yet and there's a light breeze in the air. Between the beautiful weather and knowing one of our nicest clients, Northeast Delta Dental, would be in attendance, I had hopes.
With the economy heating up and companies out there cooking, our clients are looking to grow and find more efficient ways to deliver their products.
Over the past three years several of our clients have done something which we really haven’t seen before, at least not quite like this. These changes in strategy seem to come in more like ocean tides rather than in a massive swoosh.
What am I referring to?
Photo appears courtesy of Kevin Dooley. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” is what Roy Scheider famously said in the 1975 film Jaws. Of course, this is now a well-known euphemism for “we’re going to need more resources,” which brings us to a meeting three decades later.
Photo appears courtesy of Airwaves1. This blog was written by Alliance partner, Karen Blood of GraceBlood LLC. Our company serves supply chain clients who operate their own on premises systems for handling EDI activity as well as clients who rely on our managed services for handling some or all such B2B activity. We’ve been exploring how best to leverage the latest technology to deliver useful, actionable information based on such activity directly to our clients. Lately, we’ve been dreaming about delivering dashboards, or at-a-glance views of key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor important aspects of the business. Today’s tech is so powerful, today’s dreams quickly become tomorrow’s reality!
Photo appears courtesy of frankieleon. This blog was written by Kristen Kearns, EDI Manager for Aurora Technologies. Who else does this happen to? Mapping is done, VAN/AS2 connections are set up, you have gotten through testing with flying colors, and then you go-live and EVERYTHING falls apart. OK, perhaps I’m being overly dramatic….maybe not everything. Sometimes it is just a minor thing, but other times you are blindsided by a major problem!