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Do You Know Your Customer's EDI Guidelines?

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 06:02 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology, EDI considerations, benefits of EDI, EDI basics, EDI compliant, EDI

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4341277184_c7b37f5074_z.jpgPhoto appears courtesy of Brianna Lehman. This week's blog was written by Kim Zajehowski, Aurora's Manager of EDI Hosting. As a person who has worked in the EDI area for many years, I have learned that it is not an easy task to stay current and on top of all of your customer requirements at all times. Not only are your customers always enhancing their internal processes, but your organization may be doing the same. This has a direct effect on EDI trading partners and how they communicate EDI transactions, ticketing ramifications, and shipping requirements. There are also customer GS1-128/UCC-128/Carton Label requirements to follow, down to the size of the font used for the printed information, the format of where to put certain information, and bar coding specifications. If you don’t keep up with these changes, you will see a great number of compliance chargebacks. This can get quite expensive really fast and can end up with you having to pay for the orders placed to your company due to the issues. No net gain there.

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Happy Holidays from the Aurora EDI Alliance

Fri, Dec 22, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology, technology, EDI provider, EDI Consultant

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Photo appears courtesy of Nikos Koutoulas.  And now we revisit a blog we did a few years ago for some holiday fun!  This is our take on'Twas the Night Before Christmas...with sincere apologies to the original author, Clement Clarke Moore.

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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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Too Many Cooks in the EDI Kitchen

Tue, Aug 01, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Warren Spiller posted in EDI Technology, EDI considerations, EDI Implementation, EDI Consultant, EDI, business processes

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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. 

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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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Why EDI is Like Community Theater

Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @ 11:40 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology, EDI Implementation, EDI basics, communication, EDI document

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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. 

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: An EDI Fairytale

Fri, Dec 23, 2016 @ 06:48 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology

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This week we are reprinting our fun take on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...with sincere apologies to the original author, Clement Clarke Moore.

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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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