Photo appears courtesy of Eli Christman. Many years ago we published a blog entitled Five Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration. I considered reprinting it, because well, I think it is still relevant today. But then I thought, there are more than FIVE, so here is a brand new blog, with five MORE reasons to be grateful for EDI and B2B integration. As for me, I am grateful to work with an amazing team of talented integration specialists. What are YOU grateful for this year?
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.
Enter OpentText + Liaison's Contivo.
Picture appears courtesy of frankieleon. How many times have we gotten frustrated because the software on the computer or our phone changed with an update or upgrade, causing us to have to search for a function that once was so simple to find like changing the display characteristics on the computer? Seems like it never ends - just when we think we know what we are doing in our golden years, we have to learn something new….real golden!
Photo appears courtesy of Martin Fisch. This blog was written by Jim Gonzalez, an independent EDI consultant for the Aurora EDI Alliance. I am often asked what the benefit is for Data Integration. Usually, the person asking is someone on a decision making panel who has the least amount of technical experience. Let’s provide some answers that can put your boss at ease and help you look to Data Integration as a positive change for your business.
Photo appears courtesy of Lensman.Official. This blog was written by Kevin Klimek, Support Technician for Aurora Technologies. We all know that integrating your EDI is the holy grail of being EDI capable. But why doesn’t everyone take advantage of integration? We can talk about expense or lack of staff or any number of issues but the integration itself what I want to focus on here. Integration is not always a simple concept. There are different integration challenges that face vendors and retailers when implementing a seamless EDI system. What are some of these challenges?
We are excited to announce that we have a new addition to the Aurora EDI Alliance. Jim Gonzalez, a 20 year EDI veteran, has joined the gang as an EDI consultant and yet again expanded our ever growing knowledge base of expertise on EDI and data integration. Jim joins us from the Philadelphia area and I recently had the chance to get to know him a little for the purpose of this article.
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 brownpau. This blog was written by Kim Zajehowski, Aurora's Manager of EDI Hosting. How many times have you scheduled to do an EDI application upgrade only to find out you have not met all of the requirements the day of the upgrade or that users were not informed that the system would be unavailable during upgrade time? The objective is to eliminate surprises during the upgrade process and reduce stress when you have to shut down your EDI functionality while you are upgrading your EDI system. Your EDI system is probably one of the most critical applications in your environment.
Photo appears courtesy of Tom Childers. This blog was written by Art Douglas from the Aurora EDI Alliance. As an EDI consultant, every day I search for new clients. Yesterday I once again saw an ad that had frequently presented itself over the past six months. It advertised for an EDI SPECIALIST. In the ad, it described the job as a customer service position, and one of the requirements was, “Must be experienced in entering the EDI orders.”