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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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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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Four Factors to Consider When Choosing an EDI Software Solution

This is another guest blog post from 1 EDI Source, Inc., 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 their products and services.

With a variety of EDI software solutions available in today’s market, many companies don’t know where to begin evaluating the best EDI software solution. It’s important to find a vendor that not only meets your current business needs, but one that also has the expertise and innovation to offer scalable solutions that can address your company’s future requirements.

We’ve highlighted four factors to consider when choosing an EDI solution.

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Three Training Options to Enhance Your EDI Knowledge

This is a guest blog post from 1 EDI Source, Inc., 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.

Implementing a new electronic data interchange (EDI) solution for your business can be exciting, yet overwhelming. Whether you have an in-house EDI staff or a designated person or business department to handle EDI duties, training is a valuable tool to increase EDI solution efficiency and user experience.

With a variety of EDI solutions available, it’s important to choose an EDI provider that’s able to supply your team with the proper information, tools and resources to ensure not only a smooth implementation, but also ongoing success.

Today we’ll examine three EDI training options and how each one can benefit your team, streamline business operations and increase EDI solution understanding.

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Three Questions to Consider when Looking for an EDI Software Mapping Tool

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. You can visit www.1edisource.com for more information about their products and services.

Manual electronic data interchange (EDI) data entry is a painstaking and time-consuming process for many companies today. Upon implementation of an EDI solution, it’s beneficial to find a user-friendly and powerful EDI mapping tool. Today, we’ll highlight a few important components of an EDI solution and mapping tool to ensure proper data formatting and full system integration.

Data mapping is the act of properly converting a user’s application data into an EDI file format and vice versa. Both inbound and outbound EDI data must be properly arranged and formatted to both EDI standards as well as the requirements of your trading partner and business or accounting software.

Mapping outbound data involves proper information placement from your business or accounting software into an EDI file. Once inbound EDI data is converted into an understandable format for your business or accounting system, you can map the EDI data into a variety of destination types including XML, readable documents and more.

Considering these three questions will help you achieve integration and data mapping success by choosing a robust EDI software and data mapping solution.

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How to Protect Your Business from Unknown Trading Partner Changes Using EDI Software

We are excited to again welcome back guest blogger 1 EDI Source, Inc., 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. You can visit www.1edisource.com for more information about their products and services.

Companies that rely on EDI data often ask how they can receive alerts when a trading partner starts to buy a new item or changes pricing and payment terms without their knowledge. Some address these challenges by creating custom code while others manually review all purchase orders and invoices. However, both options are time consuming and can detract attention from other essential business tasks.

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