By Nicole Laurier on Jul 13, 2012 9:39:00 AM
What is EDIView for TaskCentre?
Before I answer that question, for those who are unfamiliar with EDI, according to Wikipedia "Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the structured transmission of data between organizations by electronic means. It is used to transfer electronic documents or business data from one computer system to another computer system, i.e. from one trading partner to another trading partner without human intervention."
So who uses EDI?
If you are trading with "Big Retailers" (or you want to) such as Home Depot, Best Buy or Target, they will require you to use EDI to send PO's, invoices, and advanced shipping notices. In fact most common business transaction exchanges between your two organizations will be sent using EDI.
What are the downsides of EDI?
For a small business EDI can be a very expensive solution to add - and though trading with Big Retailers is very appealing the set up costs initially can be a challenge for small businesses. Another downside is that manually uploading your documents to the VAN (Value Added Network) can be time consuming and prone to errors.
So how does EDIView for TaskCentre solve this problem?
EDIView removes the need for traditional EDI software. Plus it is more affordable to purchase and maintain. EDIView for TaskCentre will automatically pull down EDI documents from the VAN which saves valuable time and money. Plus TaskCentre can automatically create and push documents to the VAN.
If you are about to embark on working with a Big Retailer and need an EDI Solution take a peek at our solution brochure and read about the benefits of using EDIView for TaskCentre.