All posts tagged 'EDI Integration Project'

Jul 2022
EDI Automation

Today, there are still decision-makers who are debating whether to invest in EDI integration projects or to hire a few new employees to manually enter and process data from trading partners. Since EDI is still a difficult topic for non-technical people to understand, hiring data entry administrators may seem like a reasonable choice. It is …

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Mar 2021
EDI for suppliers in retail

In this post, I’ll give a brief overview of the top 6 EDI transactions used in the Retail industry, the main differences between documents exchange via EDI and email, and how you can quickly satisfy the request of a large retailer (such as Walmart, Target, Costco) about EDI compatibility and start exchanging EDI documents fairly …

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Dec 2019

This post was updated to reflect current trends and information. Receiving and processing EDI purchase orders is the most common transaction faced by small businesses. This electronic business document is used to place a commercial order for goods or services by a buyer or business partner. It’s still possible to use phone, email, or fax …

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Jul 2019
What is UN/EDIFACT standard?

UN / EDIFACT Standard Overview What is UN/EDIFACT standard? United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT) is the International EDI standard ISO 9735-1987, developed under the UN The general standard is adopted by national and sectoral standards bodies to better reflect the needs of each industry. At least twice a year, the …

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May 2017
Shopify integration with EDI

This post was updated to reflect current trends and information. In short, Shopify is one of the leading Canadian eCommerce platforms offered to businesses and individuals, based on a monthly subscription fee. Anyone can subscribe and then begin to showcase their products online, to sell directly to the public. For more information about Shopify, you …

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May 2017

Article written by Pierre Namroud, EDI Integration Specialist & Business Consultant During my professional career as an integrator and EDI expert, I had the opportunity to work on several major integration projects. Some of them were in an Oracle environment while others had to do with integrating with SAP/R3. Other projects included integrations with different …

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Oct 2015

This post was updated to reflect current trends and information. EDI formats are not understood or easily read by just anyone. It requires an EDI expert to be able to read the files and dissect them. Many large Trading Partners impose their own rules and requirements on top of those outlined by the standards, which …

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May 2014

Today’s business environment is full of complex business processes; lead time to deliver, merchandise fulfillment, forecasting and more. On top of these processes, there are constantly new strict regulations imposed on businesses by major retailers, like Amazon, Sears and Wal-Mart. Most often, restrictions are enforced when dealing with data exchange, stock and inventory availability and …

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Aug 2013

How does EDI2XML work? In simple terms, EDI2XML is a converter from EDI X12 format to XML format. The result XML format file is based on a pre-defined schema (xsd); we call it our “EDI2XML format”. Here is a very simple graphical description of the EDI2XML engine “in action”. Read: What is EDI ? EDI2XML can work …

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Aug 2013
What is EDI?

This post was updated to reflect current trends and information.  A Technical Introduction to EDI Before I start explaining anything about EDI2XML, I would like to start by giving a more technical introduction to EDI, its usage, and its history. EDI is an acronym for Electronic Data Interchange. It has been around for a long …

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