EDI INSIGHTS PODCAST

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Episode 5: Common EDI Mistakes

Episode summary

When handled well, EDI can bring businesses many impressive benefits. However, implementing and maintaining a successful EDI system can be tricky. In this episode, Will speaks to Julia Thaller – ecosio’s Head of Sales – about the most common mistakes people make when it comes to EDI… and how to avoid them.

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  • [2:12] Mistake 1: Not considering the three main components of successful EDI
  • [5:24] Mistake 2: Underestimating EDI effort
  • [9:16] Mistake 3: Poor planning
  • [09:16] Mistake 4: Not recognising the potential to enable business departments
  • [17:38] Mistake 5: Sticking with a bad EDI system
  • [21:10] Mistake 6: Not understanding EDI contract terms
  • [25:21] Julia’s top EDI tips!

Episode 4: Breaking Down Partner Onboarding

Episode summary

Onboarding EDI partners is an essential part of any modern supply chain, but for those involved, it can also be a very frustrating process. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case, however. In this episode Will speaks to ecosio’s resident onboarding expert Paul Wandl, who gives a detailed overview of the process and shares some helpful tips on how to achieve a successful outcome.

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  • [3:01] Good vs bad onboarding
  • [5:34] Stage 1: Kick-off
  • [7:54] Stage 2: MIG creation
  • [11:32] Stage 3: Web EDI
  • [13:47] Stage 4: Approaching partners
  • [15:23] Stage 5: Message exchange testing
  • [20:03] Stage 6: Go-live
  • [23:53] Stage 7: Ongoing operation
  • [25:54] Onboarding with different providers
  • [29:38] Paul’s top EDI onboarding tips

Episode 3: How Peppol Works

Episode summary

In recent years Peppol has become increasingly popular across Europe as more and more governments introduce regulations concerning invoice exchange automation. In this podcast In this episode Philipp Liegl and Will Smith tackle the subject of Peppol, looking at how it began, how it works, how Peppol connectivity can benefit your business and what the future of Peppol looks like

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  • [1:29] What is an e-invoice?
  • [2:41] What is Peppol?
  • [4:58] How we got here
  • [9:00] Why e-invoicing can be complex
  • [12:47] How popular is Peppol?
  • [14:02] How Peppol works
  • [17:24] How Peppol access points work
  • [20:06] The benefits of Peppol
  • [22:18] How access points differ
  • [25:44] Looking forward
  • [28:27] “Liegl advice”

Episode 2: Avoiding Supply Chain Fragility

Episode summary

In this episode ecosio’s EDI experts delve into the subject of supply chain fragility. Having scoured recent reports on the topic, Philipp Liegl and Will Smith identify five key supply chain weak points and explore the practical steps you can take to tackle these issues and minimise your business’s vulnerability.

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  • [2:45] Supply chain vulnerability #1: Dependence on a linear model
  • [5:38] Supply chain vulnerability #2: Bottlenecks
  • [10:37] Supply chain vulnerability #3: Reliance on humans
  • [14:38] Supply chain vulnerability #4: Inability to accurately predict changes / adapt to demand
  • [19:54] Supply chain vulnerability #5: Lack of data visibility
  • [24:15] “Liegl advice” – Top tips for avoiding supply chain fragility

Episode 1: The Future of B2B Integration

Episode summary

In this episode Philipp Liegl and Will Smith discuss five predictions for the future of EDI and automated B2B communication. During the conversation they also touch on e-invoicing, sustainability and the extent to which new technologies may impact the role of EDI moving forward. Plus Philipp shares some top tips for futureproofing your system.

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  • [1:46] Prediction 1: More businesses will opt to buy instead of make
  • [3:53] Prediction 2: People will want wider supplier integration
  • [6:32] Prediction 3: Companies will demand more and more EDI
  • [9:21] Prediction 4: Old standards will be consolidated
  • [13:28] Prediction 5: The authorities will demand more electronic data from businesses
  • [19:34] The importance of sustainability moving forwards
  • [21:28] Will new technologies overtake EDI?
  • [24:31] “Liegl advice” – Top tips to futureproof your system

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