Electronic Data Interchange and its 4 Important Qualities


In the ideal world, using EDI helps you avoid making a mistake. Electronic Data Interchange migrates data points to their assigned ERP slots and business accounting systems, resulting to continuous data flow across omni-channels. If only supply chains are ideal, all these would be possible. However, supply chains are dynamic. The ERP systems are constantly updated. New items quickly fill up inventories. In addition, emerging omni-channels disrupt established processes. With the highly competitive market at the present, you need an effective EDI system that is simple, responsive, flexible and automated.

  • Easy to Use. The Electronic Data Interchange system is easy to operate and manage. You do not need to be an IT expert to import and export documents. As long as you have an up-to-date EDI platform, you can simplify transaction and reduce double data entry.
  • Adjustable to New Requirements. EDI systems are flexible and strong enough to rapidly adapt to ERP upgrades. If you decide to implement a new EDI solution, choose one that is flexible enough to integrate with your ERP solution. Hire an end-to-end solution that makes your order processing workflow simpler, faster and more reliable.
  • Reactive to business requirements. Supporting the overall Electronic Data Interchange solution requires a broad range of expertise. Since customer support is the most important element of EDI, you need a provider that will be there whenever you need them.
  • Automate workflows. Hire an EDI solution that includes automation features to handle high volumes of data and eliminate time-wasting manual steps. An EDI solution also eliminates double data entry.

When you align your EDI solution with your business processes, you get a better investment. Not only will the Electronic Data Interchange pay for itself; it will also create efficiency and support growth many times over.    Sign up for our weekly blog summary and newsletter!

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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