Information about Macola Solutions for Small to Midsize Businesses

EDI Conduit SaaS

Have you found yourself in a position where you have to implement EDI because of a new relationship with other
organizations that mandate EDI? Perhaps you have found that you need to add new products and trading partners, but
are unable to do so because your hardware and software systems are becoming legacy. This is where EDI Conduit can
help.

EDI Conduit is a middleware product that allows legacy systems to remain intact by providing the tools needed to move
the data between EDI documents and the back-end system automatically. Manual processes and data entry are
eliminated and replaced with time saving automation; errors can be identified and corrected promptly; and as a result
efficiency is increased and labor costs are reduced.

EDI Conduit provides the following benefits and features:

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Three Ways the EDI 856 Advance Ship Notice Makes Life Easier for You and Your Trading Partners

1 EDI Source, Inc. is the leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

The EDI 856 Advance Ship Notice (ASN) is a challenging and time-sensitive document commonly used in the retail, manufacturing and automotive industries to communicate shipment content to a trading partner. It’s important to understand the shipping process along with trading partner EDI requirements to implement document variations.

In addition to detailing shipment contents, the ASN includes information at a variety of levels including shipment, order, item and pack. We’ve outlined three benefits in using the EDI 856 transaction to communicate shipping information to trading partners.

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Attend a User Conference and Get the Knowledge to Do More with Your EDI Software

1 EDI Source, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

In a perfect world, when implementing a new EDI solution, there would be a user manual available for every step of the way. This would be nearly impossible, as all businesses use their EDI solutions differently. By attending your EDI provider’s annual user conference, you’ll gain expertise and advice to maximize the capabilities of your EDI software solution, and ultimately improve business processes.

As companies prepare 2014 budgets, it may be valuable to add a line item for your EDI provider’s annual user conference. We’ve highlighted three ways you can benefit by attending annual user conferences.

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Ensure Safe EDI Data Transmission with Trading Partners by Using AS2 Software

1 EDI Source, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

As your business grows to acquire new trading partners, EDI data security questions will inevitably arise. There is a handful of communication methods used to exchange EDI data with your trading partners. Some partners even require a certain method, particularly an Applicability Standard 2 (AS2).

AS2 is an EDI specification that ensures secure data transmission over the Internet. Although developed specifically for EDI, it applies to nearly any file type, including Extensible Markup Language (XML). Here are three security benefits in using AS2 software to exchange EDI data with your trading partners.

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Three Overlooked EDI Transaction Sets in the Transportation and Logistics Industry

1 EDI Source, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and Software-as-a-Service solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

Many companies rely on EDI as a fast and productive way to conduct business in the transportation and logistics industry. Some commonly used transactions in the EDI transportation cycle are Motor Carrier Load Tender (EDI 204), Response to Load Tender (EDI 990) and Motor Carrier Shipment Status Inquiry (EDI 213).

In an effort to help you leverage your EDI solution capabilities and unlock automation potential, 1 EDI Source outlines three frequently overlooked EDI transaction sets in this industry.

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How Auto Manufacturing Suppliers Running Macola Can Meet MMOG Requirements

TierLink, a custom solution built by Algorithm, brings automotive EDI to Macola by integrating the Edibar-Release Management System (Edibar-RMS) with Progression and ES. This allows users to connect Macola's manufacturing and planning capabilities with Edibar's shipping and forecasting information.

Today we welcome a guest blogger from Edibar to share an important announcement for auto manufacturing suppliers.

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Partnering with an EDI Software Solution Provider Benefits Your Company and Clients

1 EDI Source, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and Software-as-a-Service solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

Is your company looking for an energized way to drive revenue? Partnering with an EDI software solution provider may be the boost your company needs for expansion. EDI software and services prove to be a value-add to many solutions by contributing functionality, automation and compliancy to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, warehouse management systems (WMS) and other back-end applications.

Engaging in a strategic partnership helps turn day-to-day selling into consultative selling by infusing your existing product line with a suite of new products and capabilities. We’ve outlined three reasons to consider an EDI solution partner.

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Three Benefits of Integrating Your EDI Solution with Your ERP Solution

1 EDI Source, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and Software-as-a-Service solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

If your company is looking for a new EDI solution, a relevant question to jumpstart your search is: do we want to integrate our EDI solution with our enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution? The answer to this question will help guide your EDI provider to the best solution for your company.  

Many companies find value in integrating their EDI and ERP solutions. We’ve highlighted three integration benefits to consider during your search.

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Three Reasons to Implement a Web-Based EDI Software Solution

1 EDI Source, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and Software-as-a-Service solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

Is your company still receiving paper invoices for products or services? Are you using valuable company resources on manual EDI data entry? It may be time to implement a web-based EDI software solution to help streamline business processes and reduce company costs. With a web EDI solution, users can easily access intuitive software without the need to manage an installed solution.  

Web or cloud EDI solutions are often less expensive than installed software and, therefore, more attractive to small and midsize companies. Here’s three reasons you may consider web-based software.

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Three Benefits of Choosing a Full-Service EDI Software Provider

1 EDI Source, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) software and outsourcing solutions. For more than 20 years, the company has served the EDI needs of businesses ranging in size from single-person operations to Fortune 500 corporations. Visit www.1edisource.com for more information about our products and services.

Has your current EDI solution left you hanging? Are you experiencing incomplete functionality, lack of documentation or limited resources?  Start the New Year off right by considering the switch to a full-service EDI provider. Many EDI providers offer a hodgepodge of EDI software solutions and services.  This can be challenging since it often leaves your team with EDI “integration” that requires manual processes.

Today we’ll outline three benefits of choosing a full-service EDI provider.

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