What do you get from EDI and ERP Integration?

The integration of EDI into ERP system makes it possible to automate business processes on different operational levels. Together, it accelerates the operational cycle and optimizes information transfer. 

For example, we have a customer and supplier. In a situation when the customer’s stock is running out, an EDI 850 Purchase Order is sent to a supplier. If they don’t have an integration between their EDI and ERP systems, the PO would have been created and sent manually by the customer, and therefore, manually accepted by the supplier. It all adds time and manual intervention. 

However, if these two business partners would have ERP and EDI integration, the supplier could automatically receive the notification for replenishment at the specified moment when the customer’s stock is coming low. PO would be automatically sent to the supplier.

So, let’s sum up the benefits of EDI integration into ERP system:

  • Helps to set up a continuous operational pipeline between business partners.
  • Reduces costs. Businesses can minimize costs and remain competitive. 
  • Eliminates manual interruption and human errors.
  • Helps to optimize and accelerate operational processes as well as the whole business cycle. 
  • Helps to transfer data between several trading partners in a fast and accurate manner.
  • Improves visibility and analysis by creating a single data source. 

Integration might seem to be a difficult task, but the end result will have a positive impact on business.

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