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 JD Hancock. I would have to say implementing and running a successful EDI system is 35% exceptional EDI software, 55% experienced EDI consultants and 10% good old fashioned luck. So what can happen when you DON'T have the luck o' the Irish? Bad things, very bad things. Here's a list of some of those nightmares. Watch out for those leprechauns - they can be very mischievous!
Up next in the Aurora Team Biography Series is Aurora's Sales and Marketing Manager, Shandra Locken. Shandra first arrived in the EDI world in the spring of 2008, not knowing how to spell EDI. With the help of her colleagues, she was quoting VAN services and Liaison's Athena web-based EDI solution within a few weeks. Had you asked her 20 years ago if she thought she would be selling EDI services someday, she would have said, "What is EDI?" That is always the first question as you may have learned from our blog. It's our most viewed blog article ever.
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!
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.