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.
Photo appears courtesy of spykster. Our business environment is rapidly changing with company mergers, new user technologies and a new competitor around every corner. Many organizations find themselves caught up in the archaic development from years ago, unable to adapt to these changes. Rather than being agile and open to change, these companies are consumed with keeping all their endpoints operational, not wanting to taking their eye off the ball. But by not evolving, that's exactly what they've done.
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This blog is being reprinted with permission from OpenText + Liaison Technologies. Article was written by Ehi Binitie. In the age of big data, most people understand the importance of gathering and using data to make decisions, drive business processes and understand what is happening throughout the entire enterprise. They know that people with very specific skills are essential to effectively capturing, managing and analyzing data for use, but the roles within the data team are not well understood – especially mine.
Photo appears courtesy of Todd Huffman. Data seems to be the be-all end-all of today’s business world. We have access to more data than ever before, but no one seems to know what to do with it. Enter Tableau. I spent three days in a Tableau class this summer to learn how to use this software package to discover interesting insights that can be found by analyzing data about a company’s customers and products. The Tableau software is a data visualization tool that allows you to explore and better understand your data and create insightful visuals and dashboard displays to help with decision making. Using the analytical tools and robust visualization the software contains can unveil trends, correlations and meaningful statistics that are not obvious by just looking at the raw data. Tableau also enables a story about the data to be told in a format that is interactive allowing for slicing and dicing of the data to answer questions from your audience during a presentation to reveal even more insights on the fly. This software is powerful and easy to use and is being utilized by many organizations to uncover a wealth of information from their data to help with decision making.
This blog, written by Liaison VP Gary Palgon, is reprinted with permission by Liaison Technologies. Much has been said and written about digital transformation and its benefits. But as companies that have embraced digital transformation continue to be analyzed and studied, patterns emerge and the positive impacts of digital transformation can be summarized into three major benefits: the transformation of business operations, the evolution of customer-centric organizations, and the revolution of business models.
I get many calls each month from suppliers who have been told by their customer that they need to be EDI capable. And their first question is, "What is EDI capable?" Simply stated, being EDI capable is the capability to send and receive electronic business documents in a specific format based on established standards. There are essentially two ways to accomplish EDI capability: Outsource or buy your own software.
We published this blog originally back in 2012. It still resonates today, so with the upcoming election, we thought we'd post it again. Much like our presidential candidates, EDI software, data integration packages and enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions make many promises but can they deliver? And more importantly, are we holding them to their promises? There are so many solutions available and for the most part organizations have the right idea when going through the process of choosing their solution. Where they fail is in execution and post implementation evaluation.
Photo appears courtesy of the Auburn Alumni Association. One of our Aurora EDI Alliance ERP partners asked an interesting question the other day. He asked if he should start developing his maps to be sent in JSON instead of XML. He felt that JSON was more popular than XML. That started me thinking about this as we have been asked to do a lot of XML mapping lately, but not much JSON.