Is your company looking for a real competitive advantage?
Creating an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) platform will enable your firm to better serve larger global-type customers while separating you from less forward-thinking competitors.
What is EDI?
EDI has been around since the 1960s. It was developed as a standardized way to send electronic communications from one place to another.
Larger companies use it now to send mass amounts of orders to hundreds if not thousands of vendors and customers. They use it as hands-off methodology, gathering order data electronically of what is being placed on and shipped out on their trucks for example.
Most large corporations have this in place already. If a small firm does implement EDI it can help them level the field with larger competitors. It enables them to better serve large enterprises with the confidence they can seamlessly handle bigger, more profitable clients.
How to Implement an EDI System
Implementing an EDI system is all about using the right tools. Depending on a company’s needs, ThrottleNet can create a completely customized system for this purpose or recommend several very good out-of-the-box products that enable you to exchange data, conform to EDI specs, and add flexibility.
Industry specific tools are also available that help convert business data to a true EDI system. For example, a shipping company will have different requirements than a manufacturer. A ThrottleNet consultant can help a business select those tools as part of a comprehensive data interchange strategy. The consultant can help create an ongoing initiative that adapts to an ever changing playing field.
Businesses should look at an EDI system as an investment for the long-term and not a project.
Your ThrottleNet consultant can help your firm select the right EDI platform that serves your business well both now and in the future.