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.”
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.
To end 2015, we thought it would be fun to reprint our most popular blog of the year. And actually, it's our most popular over all time. Enjoy and Happy New Year from the Aurora EDI Alliance!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 .
Photo appears courtesy of Elena Gatti. This blog article was written by the folks at GraceBlood LLC, an Aurora EDI Alliance partner out of Baltimore, MD. Here at GraceBlood we’re all about jazz-based business. Really! Smooth jazz that is, where clients’ supply and fulfillment transactions flow seamlessly and melodically over integrated EDI & other B2B systems. Smooth jazz, building a downtempo of humming business activity that leaves the key players (humans) free to focus on bigger business challenges. It takes a great deal of coordination and commitment to get to such a point but the resulting vibe is well worth it.
Picture appears courtesy of Giulia Forsythe. This week's blog was written by Kristen Kearns, Manager of EDI Services for Aurora Technologies. Lots of people search for information on Wikipedia, don’t they? What Wikipedia doesn’t tell you about EDI, could hurt you! Or hurt your business. Read on to get the 411.
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.
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 Mike Mozart. This week’s blog was written by Roger Curtis. Roger is a founding member of the Aurora EDI Alliance and the owner/president of Sitcur: E-Business Solutions with Integrity. Sitcur, located in Los Angeles, has been supporting companies who do EDI with their major customers and trading partners for 25+ years.