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If Your ERP Isn't Keeping Up, Your Operations Are At Risk

Mon, May 20, 2019 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, ERP integration

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This blog was written by Patric Timmermans, Head of Marketing for Enavate.  Ben Franklin famously said the only certainties in life are death and taxes. If the founding father were alive now, he might add one more item to that list:  You will eventually have to update your ERP solution. And when you do, you need to migrate to the cloud. 

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TBT - The First Question is, "What is EDI Capable?"

Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 02:27 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in data transformation, EDI software, EDI Implementation, EDI basics, SaaS, Web EDI, AS2, automation

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It's Throwback Thursday (and May 4th, see pic) so to celebrate we are reprinting our most popular blog article.  Photo appears courtesy of Michel Curi.  

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.

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What is HIPAA?  Complying and Reducing the Burden

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 04:12 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in data integration, data security, cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, Managed Services, HIPAA

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Reprinted with permission from Liaison Technolgies.  Written by Hmong Vang, Chief Trust Officer for Liaison Technologes.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  And while it was enacted primarily to ensure portability and continuity of health insurance coverage and improving the exchange of health information electronically, it also was intended to protect a patient’s protected health information (PHI) which includes health status or condition, medical history, insurance coverage, payment for health care, and other data that a healthcare provider or other covered entities collect in order to provide the proper care.

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Liaison's Alloy: Cloud Services Redefined

Mon, Apr 17, 2017 @ 09:05 PM / by David McAlister posted in data integration, cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, ERP integration, Managed Services

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Photo appears courtesy of Jason Pratt. Like everything in life, products evolve and services continue to be improved and refined.  Liaison is always on the cutting edge and their Alloy managed services is no exception.  As our phones have evolved into watches, calendars, alarm clocks and many other things, Alloy has done the same for data integration.  According to Ovum ICT Enterprise Insights 2016, Ovum places Liaison as one of the strongest players with state-of-the-art cloud solutions poised for growth in the near future.  This Ovum survey states that only a 1/4 of companies (excluding small companies) have strategic long term investments in their B2B integrations.  Liaison’s efforts with Alloy have served to provide a white glove, top-notch service to support Cloud computing with a unified platform and end-to-end compliance.

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5 Data Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in data integration, technology, cloud, SaaS

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Blog and photo reposted with permission from Liaison Technologies.  2016 has been an exciting year for the enterprise cloud sector. Data has become a business currency, and the world’s leading organizations continue to propel data collection and usage with their use of specialized apps in the professional realm. A couple of years ago, Baseline reported that for a typical Fortune 1000 company, just a 10% increase in data accessibility would result in more than $65 million additional net income. Since then, it’s been up to data professionals to tackle the challenge of turning data accessibility into a viable and sustainable benefit for their organizations.

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The Smart Money on EDI

Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 09:00 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI Technology, EDI software, EDI ROI, EDI provider, cloud, EDI expense, SaaS

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Picture appears courtesy of Tax Credits.  This week's blog article was written by Art Douglas.  "EDI can save your company 99% of the costs of receiving Purchase Orders and forwarding Shipment Notices and Invoices."  That’s the claim made by the author of an article who knows about measuring that kind of thing.  I would add that in my many years in the EDI industry, I have seen many implementations that squander any possible gains by failing to find out the facts before deciding how to implement EDI.

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Integration Trends Roundup for 2016

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 12:18 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI integration, data integration, EDI ROI, cloud, SaaS

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Written by Shabih Syed and reprinted with permission from Liaison Technologies.  In today’s competitive environment, it is vital to the success of an organization to be able to quickly integrate new business applications, link trading partners for electronic data interchange (EDI), transform data between specific formats to fulfill regulatory record keeping requirements, and manage increasingly complicated and distributed supply chains. As complicated as all these tasks are, it's my opinion that we have only scratched the surface of complexity.

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Liaison Unveils Community Manager

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in supply chain, EDI compliant, EDI onboarding, SaaS, supplier enablement, Web EDI

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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.

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Channel Partner Collaboration a Must for Integration Specialists

Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 06:53 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in data transformation, EDI integration, EDI Technology, data integration, EDI provider, data security, enterprise resource planning, SaaS

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Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies.  Photo appears courtesy of Somewhereintheworldtoday.

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The 4 + 1 Ways Software Maintenance Protects Your Business

Thu, Aug 15, 2013 @ 01:01 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in EDI software, benefits of EDI, EDI ROI, EDI basics, EDI expense, SaaS

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Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies.  Photo courtesy of Alan Cleaver.

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