This post was updated to reflect current trends and information.
More and more questions related to EDI software, systems integration, EDI, best EDI software are being raised every day by our contacts and clients. I decided to tackle those questions in this post, hoping it will help consultants, as well as companies looking for the most suitable EDI software solution.
Automation via EDI software
It does not matter which industry a company is part of be it sales, manufacturing, or service delivery at some point, every company seeks to automate its internal processes, increase efficiency and eliminate human errors.
A very common situation is the automation in e-commerce, namely – online eCommerce stores. Typically, there are several people who will work on order processing, after an order is keyed-in and entered by the consumer:
- Operators who manually transferred orders received from the e-commerce site to the internal system.
- A warehouse worker who will ship orders.
In an environment where EDI is implemented in such a company, and systems eCommerce and on-Premises systems are directly integrated, the need for operators to enter orders, disappears as the order is automatically transferred to the internal system of a company.
As a result, the persons in charge of shipping orders can prepare the goods for dispatch without the help of operators. So, operators are not needed at all.
The company saves money by reducing staff, eliminating errors due to human factors, moreover, the company will be able to quickly ship and deliver orders in a short window of time, which improves greatly its customer service experience.
With the growth of the business, a new need arises – the necessity for interaction between various business partners who use different systems. Nowadays many companies have realized that EDI (Electronic data interchange) along with integration of its business applications, helps enterprises and qualitatively changes the work of employees.
Grow your potential with EDI web service solution
Today, there are many EDI software solutions in the market that allows you to trade electronically with your business partners. Before making a decision and choosing an EDI software, you should pay attention to:
- the possibility of modernization and scaling
- the simplicity of EDI implementation
- ability to send and receive a variety of EDI documents
- ease of use and feature-rich
- ability to integrate with other solutions
one important trend in the tech industry today that is very popular, is the use of web services. It is a trend as a technology and as a business methodology.
If you what to know more about web services technology read our article: Seamless EDI implementation through Web Services
Our unique EDI software includes a combination of EDI2XML EDI Web services, and Magic xpi, the code free integration platform, with drag and drop visual aping, simple to use. This combination will reduce the complexity of EDI development, allowing organizations to quickly reap the benefits of this powerful technology, quickly on-board its partners, and most importantly, fully automate and integrate its own ERP or CRM system in a matter of days.
EDI2XML Web Service, is an HTTP service running over the internet, on EDI2XML own private platform that is capable of receiving HTTP requests to translate EDI messages to XML, and XML messages (based on EDI2XML’s proprietary format) to EDI.
EDI2XML HTTP services provide technological and business benefits which include:
- Application and data integration
- Cost savings (no contract: pay as you go)
- Very simple and dynamic pricing scheme
- Quick start of using (you can start with less than an hour)
- Availability and reliability
- Based on proven technology in the field for over 18 years now
- Outstanding technical support
Who is EDI2XML web service for?
EDI2XML Web Service, is for developers and businesses, interested in building their own EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) integration flows and programs. Normally, these individuals, are capable of interacting with external API and Web Services to translate EDI to XML and XML to EDI, and have the resources and expertise to work with Web Services and HTTP requests in order to achieve their goals. EDI2XML web service, is the premier choice for IT people as a reliable service to accomplish such Integration projects.
Getting started with EDI2XML Web Service, is very simple and quick. Within less than an hour, you can issue the first Call to the Web Service and see the response.
EDI2XML Web Service currently, supports the EDI transactions as listed on our website. In case a transaction you are looking for is not on the list, we can simply just add it within 24 hours.
Increase competitive power through integration EDI software
Often, companies are already using different business applications such as CRM or ERP systems, which they are quite satisfied. But the question is: can they work in harmony with each other, and integrate together? What is the best way to integrate EDI software to them?
Have you ever thought that EDI software can improve your business by integration all of your business applications and organizing a new way of transferring data and processes through your CRM, ERP, WMS, SCM, finance, third-party applications, and other outdated or cloud-based system?
As mentioned above our EDI software include EDI web service and Magic xpi integration platform; this technology combination can cover all your business needs. Before we review what is Magic xpi integration platform, let’s see what integration is.
Integration (from the Latin. Integratio – “insert”) – the process of inserting parts into something. Depending on the context, it may mean:
- Web integration – the integration of heterogeneous web applications and systems into a single web-based environment.
- Data Integration – Data integration involves combining data residing in different sources and providing users with a unified view of them. (definition from Wikipedia)
I would add this Wikipedia definition as follow: The integration of software systems and products is the exchange of data between systems with possible subsequent processing. The point of integration is that the data entered by the user (or directly injected by another application or API) into one system is automatically migrated to another.
Magic xpi – efficient integration for any business and any system
Magic xpi makes integration fast and uninterrupted due to pre-built components, proven and certified connectors as well as code-free, visual approach.
Using Magic xpi Integration Platform you can connect a varied business application and systems and improve the capabilities of your ERP, CRM, finance, and other enterprise systems.
Unlike other integration platforms that use complex point-to-point coding, Magic xpi have easy to use, code-free, drag and drop visual data mapper. You can manage the performance of your system at all times thanks to comprehensive monitoring and management tools. Magic xpi has incomparable connectivity including 100+ prebuilt components, certified and optimized adapters for leading IT systems, and a Connector Builder for all your needs.
Start with the best EDI Software solution
We do offer EDI projects consultancy. We help companies plan, deploy, test and integrate EDI projects. You can simply call us (450) 68-3009 Ext 223 or write us firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any EDI consulting work. We have a proven 20+ years of experience in EDI and integration projects.