100% Digital B2B Communication

Why EDI (Elec­tron­ic Data Inter­change) & why process automa­tion in B2B exchange is so impor­tant.

How to achieve a 100% rate in dig­i­tal infor­ma­tion exchange and process automa­tion with sup­pli­ers and customers?

This is a ques­tion that con­cerns many com­pa­nies today more than ever.

In many places, the admin­is­tra­tive process­es involved in order pro­cess­ing are still bur­dened with an immense amount of man­u­al work — from the exchange of basic prod­uct and price infor­ma­tion to the lat­er process­es of invoic­ing or even com­plaints processing.

EDI — Elec­tron­ic Data Inter­change — has become a com­plex field of activ­i­ty nowadays.

At the same time, it is more impor­tant than ever to reduce the costs of non-val­ue-added process­es, in order to enabe invest­ments to gen­er­ate com­pet­i­tive advantages.

Like­wise, con­stant­ly grow­ing busi­ness con­cepts with an impact on the sup­ply chain require new ways of sup­port­ing the exchange of infor­ma­tion — Some exam­ples are con­sign­ment ware­hous­es but also drop shipping.

The start­ing position: 

Although the EDI rate for order doc­u­ments has risen sharply, many com­pa­nies are still com­plain­ing that the vol­ume of trade in goods with­out doc­u­ments ist still too low.

In addi­tion to EDI con­vert­ers or EDI clear­ing cen­ters, more and more online por­tal solu­tions are being used to pro­vide WebE­DI func­tions for cus­tomers or suppliers.

In addi­tion, var­i­ous B2B mar­ket­place con­cepts or por­tals of impor­tant busi­ness part­ner groups (e.g. Plat­tforms of net­work groups) are created.

Dig­i­tal net­work­ing is grow­ing, but the options are becom­ing more and more diverse.

This sit­u­a­tion affects many com­pa­nies, as ener­gy and resources have to be invest­ed sev­er­al times for one and the same goal — the dig­i­tal­iza­tion and automa­tion of busi­ness data exchange.

The imple­men­ta­tion:

with the Man­aged Ser­vices from the Busi­ness Effi­cien­cy Solu­tions area of Inte­grat­ed Worlds, we cre­ate flex­i­ble and scal­able net­work­ing platforms.

Our cus­tomers prof­it from the great­est pos­si­ble avoid­ance of redun­dan­cy when imple­ment­ing exter­nal integrations.

Whether clas­sic EDI con­nec­tion, WebE­DI por­tal, inte­gra­tion with third-par­ty sys­tems and plat­forms — the core process­es and inter­faces for con­nect­ing your inter­nal sys­tems should be centralized.

If desired, the mod­ules can be oper­at­ed in your own local infra­struc­ture, or you can use the Man­aged Ser­vices in our cen­tral infrastructure.

The com­plete out­sourc­ing of EDI oper­a­tions is par­tic­u­lar­ly pop­u­lar with our cus­tomers. Our experts take care of the mon­i­tor­ing of EDI data traf­fic with your busi­ness part­ners and your employ­ees can con­cen­trate on their core business.

In addi­tion to being used by lead­ing com­pa­nies in indus­try, whole­sale and retail, the entire range of Busi­ness Effi­cien­cy Ser­vices is also often used in coop­er­a­tive mod­els (e.g. asso­ci­a­tion groups, ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions for entire indus­tries) to inter­con­nect an entire busi­ness community.

As a GS1 Solu­tion Part­ner, we are also active in the devel­op­ment and dis­tri­b­u­tion of com­mon stan­dards and are always up to date.

Learn more about Busi­ness Effi­cien­cy Man­aged Services:

  • EDI Clear­ing Center
  • EDI/EAI mes­sag­ing
  • Sup­pli­er Por­tal incl. WebEDI
  • Cus­tomer Por­tal includ­ing archive and sig­na­ture solutions

“Thanks to Inte­grat­ed Worlds, we have great­ly dig­i­tal­ized the dai­ly exchange of infor­ma­tion in the com­plex net­work between our cus­tomers and sales com­pa­nies and are thus bet­ter uti­liz­ing the poten­tial of process automation.

Jörn Timm, Func­tion­al Appli­ca­tion Man­ag­er EDI, Data Man­age­ment, Vion IM&T GmbH

“The IWO­furn sys­tem world is a reli­able part­ner for net­work­ing the worlds of all indus­try par­tic­i­pants. It marks a trend-set­ting era of effi­cien­cy and profitability”.

The IWO­furn Advi­so­ry Board

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