Portal to integration: Why switch?

Suppliers have two main ways to comply with their retailers’ EDI requirements: EDI webforms (web portal-based EDI) or integrated EDI. Portal or web-based EDI is often the go-to choice for suppliers just starting out. EDI web portals They’re usually easy to setup and simply use a web browser to send messages to your retailers. The [...]

The benefits of EDI: an infographic

Electronic data interchange, or EDI, is widely adopted around the world by companies looking to gain efficiencies, visibility and cost savings. But if you’re new to the concept, it can seem overwhelming. Simply put, EDI (electronic data interchange) is the exchange of business information directly between business software. Think of a purchase order being created [...]

EDI for suppliers: What option is best for my business?

Picking up a new retail client can be such an exciting time. But some of their requirements can seem daunting when you’re facing them for the first time. One of the things retailers often ask is for their suppliers to trade with them via electronic data interchange, or EDI. What is EDI? EDI is the [...]

Costs of manual vs EDI procurement: A comparison

Placing orders Think of a company that issues thousands of purchase orders a month. They’ll likely receive at least one invoice for every purchase order issued. Let’s look at the process for this simple scenario: Buyer manually enters the purchase order in their software Buyer sends order to supplier via email Supplier manually enters the [...]

EDI more than just automating your supply chain.

Looking for ways to improve processes is critical to any business, particularly in the areas of efficiency and cost reduction. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) allows the exchange of business information directly between the software of your business and your customers and suppliers. It automates unnecessary manual processes while streamlining supply chain transactions. Companies commonly implement [...]

The key to efficient transport bookings and deliveries

When it comes to EDI, a lot of us think about procurement-related messages – orders, invoices and sometimes even product data. But I’d like to shift your thoughts to another use for EDI… transport messages.

As a consumer yourself, you’ve probably received notifications when your shipment has left the warehouse, when it’s about to be delivered and even when it’s been delivered. In the B2B world though, things are quite different.

3 ways to slash your Days Sales Outstanding

Cash may be king, but almost every business faced the issue of extending their clients’ credit, especially in B2B situations. Recent low inflation and interest rates have made it easy for many businesses to ignore the true cost of extending trade credit to clients.

Read our three tips to slash your Days Sales Outstanding.