Photo appears courtesy of R/DV/RS. This blog was written by Kristen Kearns, Aurora's EDI Manager. Ping! You hear your email and there’s another one of those “New Requirements” emails from one of your trading partners, Perfection Construction. Yeah, yeah, I’ll look at it later. You never get to it because you have Evan in Sales breathing down your neck about getting ABC Company up and running for EDI ASAP so they can place orders. Wait a minute! Did Evan put you in contact with ABC Company’s EDI department to get the specs? Do we even know if we can do all of their documents and if we can meet their requirements? Here comes Mary Jane from Accounts Receivable– what does she want? She needs you to research Best Hardware as they are not paying their invoices. Let me work on that now before the CFO starts yelling about lack of payments.
Photo appears courtesy of Opensource.com. This blog was written by Karen Blood of GraceBlood LLC out of Baltimore, a member of the Aurora EDI Alliance. You have a website, perhaps a line card, business cards, other collateral for your business, yes? And you have or soon will have the capability to exchange business documents with customers, suppliers or other trading partners via EDI or other ways that significantly reduce the time spent by your most valuable asset, your people, as they handle daily business transactions. This new capability also improves accuracy, decreases cycle times and improves relationships with those same trading partners. You may have made a significant investment in dollars and experience to get to this point. You may have had to do it at the behest of a single significant trading partner. Well, that was the hard part and now you have an important new tool! One of the easiest ways to increase your return on that investment and increase your business’s profit is to add more trading partners or business documents.
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.
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!
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.