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Evolutionary Data Development: Contivo and Alloy

Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 08:30 AM / by David McAlister posted in data transformation, EDI integration, integration software, data integration, cloud computing, Integration, data management, liaison technologies

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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.

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EDI Communications Using AS2 or VAN

Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 08:30 AM / by David McAlister posted in EDI integration, data integration, communication, AS2, VAN Services, Integration

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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!  

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5 Things Your Boss Wants to Know About Data Integration

Fri, Apr 27, 2018 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, data integration, supply chain, ERP integration, wms

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Photo appears courtesy of Martin FischThis 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.

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How Liaison’s Delta/ECS Solves Integration Challenges

Fri, Feb 09, 2018 @ 03:43 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, integration software, data integration, Liaison Delta/ECS, EDI, EDI solution

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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?

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Aurora EDI Alliance Biography Series: Jim Gonzalez

Mon, Oct 23, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, EDI Consultant, EDI, Integration, Sage

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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. 

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EDI as a Leading Economic Indicator – It’s Getting Hot Out There

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Roger Curtis posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, integration software, EDI software, data integration, EDI Implementation, ERP integration, AS2, EDI Consultant, EDI

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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.

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EDI Application Upgrade: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

Mon, Jul 17, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, EDI software, data integration, data security, EDI Consultant, EDI Documentation, EDI, business processes

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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.

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EDI: Is It Working for You, or Are You Working for It?

Fri, May 19, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI Technology, integration software, EDI software, EDI ROI, EDI options, EDI Consultant

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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.”

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Five Reasons to be Grateful for EDI Integration

Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, EDI considerations, integration software, EDI software, benefits of EDI

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For your reading pleasure, we are reprinting our Thanksgiving blog.  Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving from the Aurora EDI Alliance!

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EDI Software...Red or Blue?

Fri, Nov 04, 2016 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in data transformation, EDI integration, EDI Technology, EDI considerations, integration software, EDI Implementation, EDI options

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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.

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