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Do You Know Your Customer's EDI Guidelines?

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 06:02 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology, EDI considerations, benefits of EDI, EDI basics, EDI compliant, EDI

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4341277184_c7b37f5074_z.jpgPhoto appears courtesy of Brianna Lehman. This week's blog was written by Kim Zajehowski, Aurora's Manager of EDI Hosting. As a person who has worked in the EDI area for many years, I have learned that it is not an easy task to stay current and on top of all of your customer requirements at all times. Not only are your customers always enhancing their internal processes, but your organization may be doing the same. This has a direct effect on EDI trading partners and how they communicate EDI transactions, ticketing ramifications, and shipping requirements. There are also customer GS1-128/UCC-128/Carton Label requirements to follow, down to the size of the font used for the printed information, the format of where to put certain information, and bar coding specifications. If you don’t keep up with these changes, you will see a great number of compliance chargebacks. This can get quite expensive really fast and can end up with you having to pay for the orders placed to your company due to the issues. No net gain there.

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Five Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration

Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI considerations, integration software, EDI software, benefits of EDI

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For your reading pleasure, we are reprinting our Thanksgiving blog.  Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving from the Aurora EDI Alliance!

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Aurora EDI Alliance's Greatest Hits Volume 3

Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI considerations, integration software, data integration, benefits of EDI, EDI basics, EDI compliant, EDI onboarding, hosted EDI, EDI history, vendor managed inventory

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Picture appears courtesy of Asja Boros. Third in our greatest hits tradition comes an updated Greatest Hits list.  This list represents the 20 most viewed blogs from the beginning.  We found it fascinating to see how this list has evolved since we posted our first and second greatest hits lists back in 2014 and 2015.  We appreciate all of our readers and invite you to let us know if there is a topic you'd like to see a blog on.  We will do our best to accommodate.  Without further ado, we give you, Aurora EDI Alliance's Greatest Hits Volume 3.  

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The Need for Speed: Software, Hardware and Everything In Between

Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @ 02:34 PM / by Warren Spiller posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, integration software, benefits of EDI, technology, EDI ROI, EDI expense

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Picture appears courtesy of Fritz van Eerd - Hockenheim.  When I started my software company in 1976, I bought a computer for development.  It had 48K of RAM (that’s ‘K’, not ‘MB’) and 12MB of disk space (that’s ‘MB’, not ‘GB’).   It cost about $70,000.00 (that’s 1976 dollars).  Today, my $600 lap-top is many thousand times more powerful than that first computer.

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On-Premise, Hosted or Web-Based EDI – Which is the Right Fit?

Thu, Jul 02, 2015 @ 12:16 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, EDI considerations, EDI software, data integration, benefits of EDI, EDI Implementation, EDI basics, EDI compliant, cloud, EDI expense, EDI document, ERP integration, electronic data interchange

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Photo appears courtesy of Dean Hochman.  This week's blog was written by Art Douglas.  Millenia ago, Og went into his cave looking for his deer-antler hatchet.  But alas, he was unable to find it, for he had many belongings, and a very small cave.  After hours of searching, the hatchet was discovered.  Later, Og pondered how he could store the hatchet where it would be easier to find.  At that moment, Og remembered his friend, Kow, who had a very large cave with many chambers.  The two friends struck a deal.  Kow would store Og’s weapons in one of his many chambers, so when Og needed them, he didn’t have to search for them in his own cluttered cave, he knew he could find them in Kow’s cave.  Moreover, should Og wish to share his weapons with others in the community, he only had to notify Kow of the fact, and Kow would share Og’s stuff with whomever Og has allowed.

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Integration Expertise a Must for Webstores

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 01:55 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, e-commerce, integration software, EDI software, data integration, benefits of EDI, enterprise resource planning, ERP integration

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Photo appears courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik.  Do you have a separate solution for every business process?  There's one company that handles your Webstore, one that that deals with your warehousing, another vendor for your ERP and the list goes on.  No one really knows what the others are doing and you feel like you are in the middle of a major metropolitan spaghetti bowl!  There is another way...

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Aurora EDI Alliance's Greatest Hits Volume 2

Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 11:54 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI considerations, integration software, data integration, benefits of EDI, EDI basics, EDI compliant, EDI onboarding, hosted EDI, EDI history, vendor managed inventory

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Picture appears courtesy of Steve Snodgrass.  Back in November of 2013, we posted our Greatest Hits Volume 1 blog and we got a great response.  And having just recently hit the major milestone of having done 100 blog articles, we thought we would celebrate by posting another "greatest hits" blog.  Our Greatest Hits Volume 2 list represents the second 10 most viewed blogs on our site.  Again, we were surprised by this list and we love seeing what topics our readers are looking for.  Enjoy!

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EDI Processing Should be Nimble

Mon, Feb 02, 2015 @ 11:59 AM / by Roger Curtis posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, EDI considerations, e-commerce, integration software, EDI software, data integration, benefits of EDI, EDI Implementation, EDI options, Liaison Delta/ECS

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Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candle stick. Jumping over the candle stick without extinguishing the flame from this famous 19th century nursery rhyme was just a form of fortune telling, sport and good luck. With EDI processing being the majority of a business’ important order transactions there is little room for fortune telling, sport or luck of any sort. The EDI software had better darn well be nimble to get the job done with today's demands for B2B e-business greater than ever. Not only do all major retailers require traditional X-12 or EDIFACT EDI today, but so many more business functions can now be performed with on-line and traditional companies supporting XML and JSON web service API’s (application program interface) services.

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New Year, New EDI System

Mon, Jan 05, 2015 @ 11:23 AM / by Warren Spiller posted in EDI integration, EDI considerations, EDI software, data integration, benefits of EDI, EDI Implementation, EDI expense

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Aurora Team Biography Series: Kim Zajehowski

Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 02:12 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in data transformation, EDI considerations, integration software, data integration, benefits of EDI, EDI compliant, EDI education, enterprise resource planning, ERP integration, electronic data interchange, Liaison Delta/ECS

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Photo appears courtesy of SharonaGott.  Next up in our Aurora Team Biography Series is Kim Zajehowski, Aurora's Manager of EDI Hosting.  Kim is one of our very talented EDI integration extraordinaires here at Aurora.  She helps me close leads like a superstar with her comprehensive yet easy to understand software demos.  I had the opportunity to ask her some questions and here is a little bit of what she had to say...

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