Simon & Schuster Electronic Data Interchange Vendor Requirements
Simon & Schuster Electronic Data Interchange streamlines electronic exchange of business documents between Simon & Schuster and its business partners. EDI emulates paper based documents. One of the key benefits of Electronic Data Interchange is that it reduces human intervention or re-keying on either end of the transaction. What are the benefits of using Simon & Schuster Electronic Data Interchange?
- Faster and more accurate method of exchanging documents with publishers
- Searchable title databases providing status and pricing are available through many systems
- Documents can be automatically processed into customer systems, reducing the need for manual entry and updates
- Orders process hourly or less during the business day and acknowledgements are returned within a short time period, providing the status of the titles ordered
- Invoices and Advanced Shipment notices are available electronically, providing visibility across the supply chain.
Simon & Schuster Vendors
Simon & Schuster encourages its vendors to utilize Electronic Data Interchange solutions wherever possible to facilitate communication between companies and to Simon & Schuster end customers. Electronic Data Interchange documents that Simon and Schuster support with its vendors:
- 856 Advance Shipping Notice
- 940 Warehouse Shipment Order
- 945 Warehouse Shipment Advise
- 997 Functional Acknowledgement
- 810 Electronic Invoice.
The reason for these requirements is to allow for a more efficient and automated workflow, and to permit work files to be handled by multiple, disparate systems without corrupting or otherwise damaging the files. All EDI files must be tested before starting production.