Every supply chain business hopes that the future will bring more and bigger partners. Few, however, are able to cope with the complications that come with handling message automation across growing partner landscapes.
With more and more Value Added Networks (VANs) being added to one’s landscape, EDI processes can quickly become tangled and obscure, and central process governance frustrating and costly. Not only does gaining access to various mailboxes and networks cost money, the time cost of attempting to resolve issues when you can’t identify where an error has occurred (let alone who needs to be contacted to resolve it) can be significant.
As ecosio’s experts will explore, however, achieving automation across your supply chain doesn’t have to be an overly expensive or complicated affair. Join us to discover three tried and tested methods you can use to streamline your B2B message exchange and reduce X.400 and VAN costs.
Topics covered will include:
- Understanding the topologies of VANs and their implications
- Cost considerations around Value Added Networks and the problem of direct connection to multiple VANs
- Consolidation of VAN connections into a single fully managed VAN
- VAN migrations and their typical use cases – planning and executing a smooth transition with your fully managed service provider
At ecosio Philipp is responsible for the operational business and coordinates the customer projects. Thereby, he consults international companies in the development of appropriate concepts and solutions for the realization of electronic data interchange – mainly in SAP ERP environments.