Picture appears courtesy of Christian Witte. It’s getting hot out there…and I’m not talking about climate change. Our garden is not doing well, but that’s a topic for another day.
Photo appears courtesy of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education. I have spent many years implementing and supporting EDI solutions from Liaison Technologies with both private and public companies, including the military.
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.
This blog was written by Kristen Kearns, Aurora's EDI Manager. You might think this blog is a stretch – how can EDI, a very technical concept, be anything like Community Theatre, a very arts-based activity? I’m going to tell you how.
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 theilr. Are you one of the many companies finding yourself without support for your Gentran product? You’re not alone. McAna EDI, Inc., an EDI solutions provider since 1995, recognizes the need for Gentran customers to look for alternative solutions to their currently unsupported Gentran products. Last year, many Gentran customers using older versions were notified they would no longer receive support for their software as of May 1, 2015. Now, a year later, those companies are feeling the effects and looking for help.
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.
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.