Posts Tagged ‘Purchase Orders’

End-to-End EDI: The Key to Running an Efficient Business

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Posted by: Rebecca Kaelin, Marketing Coordinator, Logicbroker

It’s an indisputable fact that eCommerce has changed the way we do business  – just ask any eTailer. While each eTailer strives to be more efficient and keep up with customer demand, more effective means of communication became necessary. That’s where Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) comes in.

EDI involves the transfer of data between organizations through electronic means, replacing postal mail, fax, and email. Though email is an electronic approach, documents exchanged via email still require someone to open, read, and translate the message, which can slow down processing and open the door to errors.  Due to its speed and considerable cost savings, EDI has become the medium of choice to transmit electronic documents and business information. Typical documents exchanged via EDI include purchase orders, invoices, and advance shipment notices (ASNs).

So what can EDI do for you? Well, eTailers that elect to implement end-to-end EDI allow their businesses to perform more efficiently. Without manual touches, errors are eliminated from the order fulfillment process, saving you time and money. Tracking information can be brought over, ensuring it is always accurate, which eliminates costly shipping errors. When there are no errors, no time will need to be allocated to correct them. With manual EDI, if you were importing/exporting information multiple times a day, it would be easy to duplicate or miss orders, which would alter the authenticity of your books. If numbers were off, time would be lost painstakingly going over orders to find out where the error was. Fortunately, end-to-end EDI ensures this scenario never happens.

EDI has been praised for its efficiency and automation capabilities, but only an end-to-end EDI solution can guarantee manual touches will be eliminated from your order fulfillment process. Many retailers and suppliers will implement EDI, yet still have to log into multiple portals to verify and complete orders. If you are spending just one hour a day manually processing orders, in a typical work year that will add up to 250 hours, which is simplified to 31 work days. With an end-to-end EDI solution, you get that month back. Your end-to-end EDI provider maps to your trading partner’s EDI so documents flow effortlessly between the systems and the need for you to log into portals is eliminated.

Your EDI solution can also act as an integration hub by connecting your backend systems. With an EDI integration hub, the powerful systems your business depends on can communicate seamlessly. EDI messages will be received and translated and deposited automatically into the appropriate system. Purchase/sales orders will flow from your shopping cart or trading partner directly into your order management software, and pricing and inventory updates can be brought up from your OMS into your shopping cart. Your EDI provider can also automatically trigger the sending of PO Acks (purchase order acknowledgements), ASNs (advance shipment notices), and invoices. With these backend efficiencies, your staff will not be tied up with manually fulfilling order information. If your backend is running inefficiently, customers will be turned away because of inaccurate stock and poor ratings. But, with a powerful backend that runs efficiently and reliably, your main focus can be developing your front end and growing your business.

In today’s eCommerce ecosystem, EDI is becoming a mandate. EDI opens the door to more business opportunities because of the efficiencies it creates, such as processing orders faster and eliminating manual tasks. By implementing an end-to-end EDI solution, you are optimizing your business in a way that regular EDI cannot. Check out this blog for more information on implementing end-to-end EDI..

Access a special on demand webinar, Tools to Connect Your Online Store and Back Office, created by Dydacomp and Logicbroker to learn how Logicbroker’s deep integration with Dydacomp’s M.O.M. (Multichannel Order Management System) fully automates the EDI order process.

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Let Us Help You Become a Purchase Order Expert!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Posted by: Christine Amodio, Dydacomp Technical Writer and TrainerChristine Amodio, Dydacomp Technical Writer

Do you get the most out of M.O.M. purchase order capabilities? If not, the Purchase Order Tips and Tricks webinar is just around the corner. Even if you feel you have a solid understanding of M.O.M.’s purchase order capabilities, this webinar offers a numerous tips and tricks to help enhance your M.O.M. use.   There is still time to register for the Purchase Order Tips and Tricks webinar this Thursday July 14 at 2:30pm.  Click here to register.

This webinar will cover the ins and outs of purchase orders in Multichannel  Order Manager. The webinar will start with an explanation of the basic use and functions of purchase orders in M.O.M. You will learn how to set up a supplier and stock items and cover the entire purchase order process in M.O.M. (from printing and emailing to receiving in inventory). The webinar will also cover important tips and tricks to help you improve the efficiency of your purchase orders.

Some of the beneficial Purchase Order tips include:

  • Learn how to delete and edit purchase orders
  • Learn how to adjust unit costs
  • Equivalent unit sku (for example if you buy your items in a case and wish to sell them individually)

If this is your first webinar (regulars already know), there will be a Dydacomp Purchase Order expert available during the webinar for a live Q&A session. This is a great opportunity to ask any remaining questions after the webinar. Don’t miss the chance to strengthen your understanding of M.O.M.

Don’t miss your chance to learn valuable tips by registering at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/623713273.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Purchase Order Tips and Tricks Webinar

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Posted By: Christine Amodio, Dydacomp Technical Writer and Trainer. Christine Amodio, Dydacomp Technical Writer

Join us for a Webinar on July 14, 2011 at 2:30pm. This webinar will provide insight  into the processes of creating and sending purchase orders.  This webinar will help show you how to efficiently create purchase orders for your business. The presentation will also cover some tips and tricks for your stock purchasing and receiving.  Make sure you bring your questions, there will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

 

Title: Purchase Order Tips and Tricks

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT


Space is limited so reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/623713273. We look forward to seeing you there!

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