Electronic Data Interchange
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format.
Orders are placed and confirmed automatically, prices are accurately confirmed and agreed upon, deliveries and backorders are handled according to trading policies and the human error factor is almost 100% eliminated.
Most major organisations are insisting that Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is now their standard method of transacting with suppliers. If you are currently a supplier to one of these organisations then you may have no choice but to implement an EDI system.
Orders - Receipt and Processing of Customer Orders
Receive sale orders automatically from your customer, confirm against
the ABM database and process the orders with minimal intervention.
- Reduce time to process orders
- Reduce lead time of deliveries
- Ensure accuracy
Some of your customers’ may require an order response or confirmation of the order details. Rather than emailing, faxing or calling the customers purchasing department, an electronic response is sent to confirm the details of the order and expected delivery date.
Advanced Shipping Notices (Asn) - Dispatch Advice
Some of your customers’ may require an Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) before they accept delivery, especially via distribution centres. EDI can generate a shipping notice from ABM that confirms the content of a shipment as it is dispatched.
Invoices are sent via the system so emailed copies are no longer required by the customers’ accounts department.
- Eliminates the case of ‘invoice not received’
- Improves your businesses accounting workflow
EDI Brochure (PDF)