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...
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.
Photo appears courtesy of William Warby. I have a customer using a web-based EDI solution and they are just too big for it. They are currently weighing their options. But it got me thinking, how many organizations are out there using a solution that is really not working for them? Reasons why might include perceived complexity, cost concerns, integration limitations, and lack of technical staff. This article will focus on those four objections to making the move from web-based EDI to on-premise EDI software.
Welcome to our fourth blog article in the History series. So far we have discussed healthcare, logistics, and retail. The use of EDI in the financial industry encompasses quite a few sub-industries: education (student loans), banking, government and insurance to name a few. Furthermore, the globalization of our industries and commerce has forced us to rely on EDI in such a way that without it, our economies would simply collapse. The exchange of money between countries, companies and governments is 100% dependent on electronic data interchange - from payments, to currency conversions to taxes and everything in between.
Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance this week is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies. Last week, Liaison Technologies joined hundreds of Infor Distribution Product users (SX.e, A+, FACTS, and SHIMS in order of representatives) at TheUserGroup.org (TUG)'s annual educational and networking conference in Palm Springs, CA to share and learn. Across these different attendees, there was a broad range of solution needs and requirements. We were interested to learn about the most compelling current needs and Infor's solution responses.
Photo appears courtesty of Luiza. It is a new year and as usual there are probably plenty of the things that you had to put off last year to due to budget constraints, time constraints or just plain old procrastination. We thought we'd start off this year with a list of EDI and data integration projects to get accomplished in 2014.
Photo appears courtesy of Liz West. Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies. I was intent on making this last holiday season a time of reflection and peace. I would not succumb to witty advertising campaigns inducing me to spend money on needless gifts. But then those brilliant marketers at a sky-rocketing start-up called Corkcicle overcame my ability to say no. I had bought Corkcicle’s products during the summer so I knew how well their products converted my garage-warmed bottles into delightfully consumable beverages within a few minutes. This was a vast improvement over ice-in-a-glass. I knew my friends would love these products too. So when I received the offer email on Black Friday talking about the pending Cyber Monday deal, I knew I would be ordering.