EDI with ERP – Integrating Scalability with Sustainability
To compete in today’s business environment, companies need to maintain a flexible & highly responsive technological structure. They are required to adopt technologies that ensure sustainability & scalability of the enterprise.
ERP for Business Optimisation
ERP system has proven to be a key to achieving business sustainability, making it an essential part of every small & large company’s IT strategy. ERP makes it convenient to manage internal and external resources of an organization while enhancing business communication and consolidating business processes and operations for improved decision making. ERP ecosystems are very complex and make for a substantial investment for the business. But a majority of ERP projects end up in failure as companies are not prepared for the execution of other complex processes that are not a part of the basic cloud ERP system. So, to get the most out of your investment, it becomes critical to be prepared with the right integrations that are usually not a part of the ERP package.
EDI- Modern Business Communication
Currently, more than 80% of B2B communication is carried out electronically. This means that not only most businesses need to send their order electronically, they also need to send other corresponding documents in the same format. The high significance of electronic commerce has made EDI an essential part of today’s business. EDI services in ERP replace paper documents and email by electronically exchanging business information in a standard format between business partners & customers. ERP EDI integration improves a business’s data exchange capabilities, improves partner communication & relationships while eliminating the chances of costly errors that happen due to manual data entry. The integration of EDI into an ERP system makes it easy for an organization to migrate data into their enterprise without causing any disruption to their business flow.
EDI data and ERP integration: your options
Several options exist when it comes to integrating your EDI data into an ERP system. The most popular options include:
1. Use a Third-Party EDI Integration Plugin
Some companies use a third-Party EDI Integration Plugin that acts as a bridge between their EDI and ERP systems. But the cost associated with this option is typically high.
2. Work with a Third-Party EDI Service Provider
Third-party EDI service providers not only ensure your EDI compliance with your trading partners’ EDI requirements, but they also typically offer ready-to-use integration modules for most ERPs.
3. Utilize Web Services
The more modern ERP, WMS and eCommerce platforms have started to embrace web services/API integration to allow their applications to seamlessly communicate with other applications. EDI data can be incorporated into your ERP by utilizing APIs.
4. Implement Flat Files
Flat files are known as text database files. They are the most basic form of EDI data available. This method uses simple text files called flat-files (or CSV) to ensure data is compatible with the majority of ERP systems.
Hubbroker offers EDI solutions like invoice automation, purchase order automation, SAP sales order, PDF2XML, PDF2EDI, etc. to customers.
ERP EDI managed services offered by HubBroker Aps enables your enterprise to achieve a sustainable & scalable end-to-end business integration, thus ensuring a better return on your ERP investment. Our cloud-based EDI solutions give your business the much-needed agility & visibility to manage your entire business ecosystem, spanning from trading partners to costumers.
Our EDI solutions streamline your B2B communications, critical for today’s rapid supply-chain environment, by integrating trading partner data with your ERP or accounting systems. This automation ensures efficient & effective use of your resources and positioning your company to take on new business while enabling you to swiftly respond to customer and trading partner requests.