Disregard Your Old VAN (Value Added Network) if You Want Your EDI to Work

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Are you still using your old VAN (Value Added Network)? Maybe it’s time to make a change. Your private network may not facilitate electronic data interchange efficiently, which costs you more time and money. Business to business network communication is important. You need a company that will provide you with communication channels to transmit data and translate formats with your suppliers and partners more effectively. Your old VAN is an expensive way to conduct business. You need a more affordable and more effective solution.

Why choose AppTerra instead of your old VAN?

Although traditional VANs have evolved to incorporate internet functionality, they still continue to provide the same services. Sure they are safe and reliable, but AppTerra is more innocuous and steadfast. Plus, your old VAN has disadvantages that you should be aware of.

  • Expensive Cost of Installation and Services

The new internet-age features of your old VAN are not for free. In fact, most of the sophisticated VANs charge subscription costs and data transfer rates. Your old VAN can be complex and costly. It may require new equipment and employee training, especially if there are changes with the data management process. These added costs may be worthwhile if you are concerned with data security.

 Solution: Why spend another dime more on these added features if you can get them from one company? AppTerra makes sure your data is shared efficiently, securely, and in a timely fashion. We help you enjoy major benefits such as increased processing speed, improved relationships with your partner, reduced costs and reduced errors.

  • Only Works for Larger Corporations

Due to the added cost of contracting their services, VAN systems are only worthwhile for bigger companies and e-commerce sites. If you have a small business, your old VAN can make communication more complicated. In order to communicate with your smaller affiliates and partners, you need to keep the old systems running.

Solution: AppTerra helps small and midsize companies do business with their suppliers and partners all around the world. We deliver cloud-based data transfer services in various industries including manufacturing, energy, distribution and healthcare.

In the age of the Internet, collaborative commerce has gained a competitive edge today and in the future of business. That is exactly what AppTerra offers! AppTerra is the only collaborative commerce platform designed exclusively for the cloud. We make communication between you, your suppliers and partners easier. By using our platform, you get less paper, less document reconciliation and cleaner processes. This allows you to do what you do best – offer quality products and services to your customers.

Charlie Alsmiller

Throughout his career, Charlie Alsmiller has focused on customer problems in difficult industries such as Energy and Telecommunications. Prior to starting Appterra in 2005, Alsmiller was VP of Global Operations for Allegro Development, a leading provider of software for the energy sector. He has also served as president of OmniSpace Technologies, a leading SaaS provider that he founded in 1999. He spent over 10 years in the consulting world with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Consulting, where he participated in a wide variety of projects for very high profile clients. Mr. Alsmiller holds a BBA from Baylor University in Management and Information Systems and a MBA from the University of Dallas in International Business. Specialties: Technology ventures, Enterprise Software, Contract Negotiation, International Operations, Private Equity, Product Management, Strategic Alliances, Software Implementation, Software Development

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