TOP SHELF EDI FOR RETAILERS

Say goodbye to complicated electronic data interchange (EDI) connections. Find out how ecosio’s unique EDI as a Service approach could help you maximise the efficiency of your retail supply chain with minimum effort.

EDI DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TRICKY FOR RETAILERS

With an EDI as a Service approach, automated supply chain communication becomes effortless. Even the most complicated retailer EDI requirements can be satisfied via a single, simple connection to ecosio.

Everything from supplier onboardings right through to ongoing message monitoring is handled by our dedicated Document and Integration Engineers – leaving you free to concentrate on what your business does best!

Philipp Jud (Head of M-DDS)

“ecosio offers the highest quality service and support.”

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EFFORTLESS EDI

HOW RETAILERS BENEFIT

Freedom to focus on what you do best

  • No more stress, as ecosio handles supplier onboardings from start to finish
  • Powerful EDI dashboard within your existing ERP system
  • Easy access to key EDI information for your Purchasing team and other internal departments
  • Industry-leading support from dedicated and enthusiastic EDI experts

Streamlined supplier communication via a single connection

  • All file formats covered (ANSI, EDIFACT, TRADACOMS, etc.)
  • Simplify message exchange with smaller suppliers and extend automation across the long tail with ecosio’s Web EDI
  • Connect to all other retail partners, from logistic providers to payment consolidators (e.g. Markant)
  • All key retail concepts supported (CPFR, dropshipping, VMI, etc.)
  • Headache-free e-invoicing in accordance with constantly changing regulations
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Affordability and flexibility

  • Cloud-based solution provides flexibility without prohibitive “price cliffs”
  • Supplier relationship management modules, such as demand forecasting and quality management, can be added as required
  • Transparent cost structure = no hidden costs or unpleasant surprises
  • Fixed fee for realisation of message types (ORDERS/ORDRSP/DESADV/INVOIC)

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Why EDI as a Service is the new normal in retail

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE…

  • What successful EDI really looks like
  • The problems Migros and Ottakringer overcame during their respective EDI projects
  • How retailer EDI requirements are changing
  • The key to a future-proof EDI solution

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Frequently Asked Questions

EDI (or electronic data interchange) is used in the retail industry to enable suppliers and retailers to exchange critical information with each other automatically. With EDI there’s no need for messages such as orders, invoices and delivery notes to be sent manually via letter or email. Instead, data is exchanged instantly and with minimal human intervention.

EANCOM (a subset of EDIFACT developed in the late 1980s) is the most commonly used EDI standard in retail across Europe. In the UK TRADACOMS is also popular. Meanwhile, ANSI X12 is often used in North America.

The most common retail EDI protocols are AS2, X.400, SFTP and FTPS. AS2 became the most used retail protocol in the early 2000s after Walmart required its suppliers to use it. Today, however, the above protocols are all commonly used.

While setting up an EDI solution involves a lot of technical know-how, getting started with retail EDI doesn’t have to be difficult. For retailers without substantial in-house EDI expertise, EDI can be integrated easily via an EDI as a Service solution. In such an approach all EDI tasks are handled by your solution provider, leaving you free to focus on what you do best.

The three most common pitfalls retailers fall into wen it comes to EDI are…

  1. Trying to do too much in-house despite insufficient resources/expertise
  2. Failing to build a resilient solution that can adapt when requirements evolve
  3. Delaying migration through fear of changing a running system.

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