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...
This week's blog was written by Kristen Kearns, EDI Manager for Aurora Technologies. You have done your initial research, you've talked to several vendors and you've narrowed it down to a few packages, including Delta/ECS. That means it's time for a demo. As part of the investigation process, a demo is a great way to see the software, and your future support, in action. Some demos show you exactly what you want to know, some are not on point. So what makes a successful software demo?
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!
Photo appears courtesy of Phillip Pessar. After two years of blogging, we feel that we have earned the right (unlike some top 40 artists out there) to put together a Greatest Hits of our most popular blogs. This list of ten blogs is a countdown to the most viewed blog article on our site. The list might surprise you...it certainly surprised us!
For our blog this week, we thought we would do a fun one in the spirit of Halloween. We have come up with seven things that EDI and Halloween have in common. Enjoy our list and try not to eat too much candy.
We are excited to announce that the EDI Integration Corporation (EIC) has joined the Aurora EDI Alliance! EIC is the sixth company to join the Alliance since its inception in the fall of 2011. Read on to learn all about EIC and their inspiring story including their rich contribution to the history of EDI.
I was thinking the other day how cool it is that we have the edisupport.com domain name. And then I thought, "Do we deserve it?" "What does EDI support mean?" "How can we live up to it?" The answer is that good EDI support means different things to different people. Being that the Aurora EDI Alliance is made up of several very talented, but very different people...I reached out and got everyone's take on what good EDI support is. Enjoy...
For all you trivia lovers and history buffs...this is for you. The origins of EDI began in the 1960s when computers first had the capability to exchange data with each other. The first industry that wanted to use this technology was the transportation industry, thus the TDCC (Transportation Data Coordinating Commitee) was formed. Edward Guilbert, who is known as the Father of EDI, was directly involved with the creation of translation rules among four existing sets of industry-specific standards and the first standards were subsequently published in 1975. Around that same time, the first Value Added Network (VAN), Telenet, came into existence. And four years later, the ASC X12 committee was formed to develop the same standards for other industries.
EDI training can mean any number of things. Your EDI provider may provide training on the EDI software they sell you, either based on an hourly fee or included in the setup costs. Or you may be interested in a long term career as an EDI manager or analyst. In that case, you will want to look at more formal EDI education such as what is offered through www.edicenter.com. Also, many EDI companies offer EDI courses for their customers and prospective customers, either at their facility or via conferences held in various metro areas. Whatever type of training you take advantage of will depend on where you are in the industry, your career and what your priorities are.