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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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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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WIIFM?  What's In It For Me?  Tales from an EDI Guru

Fri, Nov 20, 2015 @ 08:00 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology, EDI considerations, technology, EDI ROI, EDI provider, EDI compliant

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Picture appears courtesy of Scott Lewis.  This week's blog was written by Art Douglas, a member of the Aurora EDI Alliance.  I am an independent EDI Professional.  I have two jobs:  (1) Perform services for clients and (2) Find clients for which to perform services.

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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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ComplyLink's Track & Trace: Granola Style

Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 11:20 AM / by David McAlister posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, EDI considerations, integration software, EDI software, data integration, technology, EDI provider, EDI compliant, enterprise resource planning, ERP integration, vendor managed inventory, Liaison Delta/ECS

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Photo appears courtesy of JeffreyW.  Have you ever found illicit drugs in your granola bar? More on that later. This year marks my 20th year integrating EDI as a reseller. My audience many times has been both the small to mid-sized companies that did not have their pulse on those fancy tech tools and the big corporations that dictated their EDI compliancy. Our value brings these vendors into the fold with the best-of-the-breed EDI tools along with the fortitude to recommend and the experience to execute. The solutions can include hosting, an EDI translator, integration development tools, and shipping & barcoding packages.

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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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What Wikipedia Won't Tell You About EDI

Mon, Mar 16, 2015 @ 01:29 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, EDI considerations, integration software, EDI software, data integration, EDI basics, EDI options, communication, EDI compliant, ERP integration

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Picture appears courtesy of Giulia Forsythe.  This week's blog was written by Kristen Kearns, Manager of EDI Services for Aurora Technologies.  Lots of people search for information on Wikipedia, don’t they?  What Wikipedia doesn’t tell you about EDI, could hurt you!  Or hurt your business.  Read on to get the 411.

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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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EDI and Halloween: 7 Reasons They’re Closer than You Think

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 11:50 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology, EDI basics, EDI compliant, EDI education

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Photo appears courtesy of Amelia Extra.  We came up with this fun and festive llist in honor of Halloween last year.  I am super excited about Halloween this year because it's the first time my twins will go trick-or-treating.  So once again, to honor EDI and all things that go bump in the night, we give you, "EDI and Halloween: 7 Reasons They're Closer Than You Think."  Thank you for humoring us - enjoy!

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Liaison Unveils Community Manager

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in supply chain, EDI compliant, EDI onboarding, SaaS, supplier enablement, Web EDI

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Photo appears courtesy of Sarah Ackerman. Supplier enablement just got a heck of a lot more fun with the unveiling of Liaison Technologies’ Community Manager.  As a hub organization, can you imagine being able to see what's happening with your trading partner community at a glance? Liaison Technologies, always on the cutting edge of integration and supply chain solutions, has created a tool for hubs to manage their community from one convenient place.  Community Manager uses a Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to allow hubs to monitor and manage their customer/supplier enablement programs.

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