The Pros’ of EDI


How does EDI reduce cost and increase Profits?

Shared Forecast

 

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Inventory Turns Increase right_arrow

Lowered Costs!

Transaction Automation right_arrow Reduce Labor right_arrow

Lowered Costs!

Automated Systems Integration right_arrow Fewer errors, rework, less paper right_arrow

Lowered Costs!

Electronic Payments (EFT) right_arrow Increased Cash-Flow right_arrow

Lowered Costs!

Shared Sales & Inventory Data right_arrow Improved Product Availability right_arrow

Increased Sales!

Integration and automated data transfer right_arrow Improved Access to Quality Information right_arrow

Increased Sales!

Transaction Automation right_arrow People add value right_arrow

Increased Sales!


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Increasing profitability through EDI outsourcing


The economic downturn is forcing organizations to review their current IT business processes.
Increasingly Third Party Outsourcing (TPO) providers are reporting of being approached in regards to outsource EDI operations.


Initially the decision on doing EDI is an easy one. It is considered of making a one-time upfront investment in hardware, software and development and then pocket the gains from decreased transaction costand over a short time the initial investment cost have been recovered.

This is the time, when EDI moves from being a profit center, to being a cost center and companies start looking how they could save even more money. At this point outsourcing EDI may become a consideration.

Outsourcing EDI comes in many varieties and flavors. Finding and implementing the right solution depends of the readiness state of an organization. A readiness state is defined as followed:

  • Is the business just beginning EDI operations?
  • Does the business perform already EDI is one or more trading partners?

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