What are the types of EDI Integration Amosoft offers?

  November 03, 2020       By Ray Atia

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange and it simply depicts the intercompany communication of business documents in a standard format. With EDI, the knowledge is often exchanged or rather moved from a computer application in an organization to an application in another organization. To make it simpler, it is nothing but a computer-to-computer exchange of business documents amongst different business partners.

With the advancement of technology and the world of business advancing digitally every new day, many companies are using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for all their vital and important B2B communications. However, this technology holds a great potential and can generate astonishing levels of automation via EDI integration solutions. The major two stakeholders in EDI automation asre Business users and IT departments.

  • Business users such as sales, purchase, logistics, admin team, and few others, are ideally looking for important & necessary information to be easily accessible and maintainable. EDI Integration solutions can help them make decisions faster with the help of accurate, and intervention-free data.
  • IT department’s main goal is to have happy, satisfied business users who are capable enough of independently handling the issues related to data, so they divert their focus on other technical challenges. Also, they ideally look to have easy, flexible, and configurable multi-purpose solutions so that they can manage new business needs efficiently.

Key Benefits of EDI

  • Faster Transactions
  • Reduced errors
  • Improved accessibility
  • Increased security
  • Cost savings
  • Maximized efficiency.

Why your business needs EDI integration?

Today, the world is changing its gears and is started its dependency on EDI - a worldwide and foundational B2B technology. It has gained mainstream adoption throughout businesses worldwide as the best and the most preferred means to exchange documents within the B2B transaction process. As an automation technology, EDI integration can deliver core business benefits like:

  • Time and Money saver: It helps automate a process in replacement of the process till time which was executed manually and with hard-bound paper documents.
  • Error reduction: The rigid standardization of EDI helps to make sure that data/information is correctly formatted and in error-free manner, before it enters business processes and/or applications at the partners end.
  • Improves traceability and reporting: Electronic documents are often integrated with a variety of IT systems to support data collection, visibility and analysis of the information and documents been transferred.
  • Supports positive and satisfactory customer experiences: Enables efficient transaction and provides smooth and positive user experience which tends for a reliable service delivery.
  • Improves efficiency: Huge amount of business documents are processed efficiently.
  • Improves productivity: Heavy data can be processed in very less amount of time and that too in a secure way.

Types of EDI integration

Let's have a walk through with the different types of EDI integration based on different business models and scenarios:

  1. Direct EDI integration
    • Ideal for heavy integrations between two businesses which requires a lot of data going back and forth.
    • Carried out between one's ERP and the different business partners using Specific protocol.
    • However, the business partners can include customers, suppliers, and the logistic service providers. That simply mean managing thousands of connections individually without a standardized protocol and leading it to be a very complex process.
  2. Indirect EDI Integration
    • Ideal for scenarios wherein the data needs to be split and distributed as per the requirement of the various departments of one's business partners. For instance, specific data to tend to customers, suppliers, sales, etc.
    • Carried out between one's ERP and different business partners like Customers, Suppliers or 3PL; via a broker or value-added network.
  3. Hybrid EDI integration.
  • Ideal for companies which prefer a mixture of Direct as well as Indirect integration.
  • Such an EDI that enables companies to exchange messages, directly & indirectly, is known as the Hybrid EDI integration.
  • Here, one needs to be flexible in several areas of the integration process and must have the knowledge and tools to hold out the activities.

Hybrid EDI integration for Non-EDI Customers

A second version of the hybrid EDI integration leverages the non-EDI communication in order to integrate with customers that are not familiar with EDI or rather those who haven’t adapted EDI integration solutions.  A lot can be done with the help of non-EDI communication too. For instance, many brokers or VANs exchange messages via different other types of communication channels, such as E-mail along-with a PDF or excel attached. This enables the non-EDI capable customers/partners to, send an email with order details, which the broker or VANs can translate into the existing data format and traverse the data with the existing data connection. So with this, the ERP gets to exchange all the order documents (EDI enabled or Non-EDI) through the same channel.

Why Amosoft for EDI Integration?

Amosoft offers, businesses of all size, a scalable, accurate, secured and most efficient EDI integration solution to meet business needs. We have a very business friendly EDI solution for all types of business. Amosoft has expertise in building a system which will work on your online footprints and it provides platform for your businesses to grow; not only smoothly but exponentially. With the help of our in-depth experience of EDI integration solutions, we have designed a managed service solution which can be tailored to meet all the minute requirements of your business

AMOSOFT promises the exponential expansion of your business, with

its tailored EDI Integration solutions and that too modernized solutions !!