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Four reasons Sage clients should implement EDI integration

By SPS Commerce

Businesses in today’s supply chain environment need integrated and automated solutions to help them thrive. Electronic data interchange (EDI), the process of exchanging standardized ordering data with trading partners, is vital in the fast-paced world of retail. Sage users can take advantage of integrated EDI built right into their ERP system, providing greater insight into their order fulfillment process from start to finish.

Here are four reasons Sage clients should implement EDI integration:

Manage supply chain process requirements

Each trading partner you work with has different requirements for their order data. These requirements help standardize the information that’s coming in, ensuring a smooth fulfillment process. However, it can be tedious and time-consuming for you to manage these requirements manually, especially when they change frequently.

Integrated, full-service EDI manages trading partner requirements for you, including changes, freeing you up to focus on other aspects of your business.

Process orders faster

Order processing without EDI involves a lot of manual data entry, giving ample opportunity for errors and taking time away from other important tasks. With integrated EDI, the data populates from one document to another, saving you valuable time and eliminating errors. It’s easy to keep track of each order’s status, with a guided workflow that takes you from one step to the next. Invoices are sent with the click of a button, and are integrated into your Sage ERP, speeding up billing and the order-to-cash cycle.

Get full-service EDI and ongoing support

Not all EDI providers are alike. Managed EDI walks you through the setup and testing, then leaves you to handle the rest, including any issues that arise. You will have to contact and onboard your trading partners, and determine and maintain their requirements.

A full-service EDI provider, on the other hand, manages trading partner onboarding and requirements, end-to-end testing and map changes. They continue to provide ongoing support after setup and proactively monitor your solution to prevent errors. Full-service providers handle the bulk of your EDI operations to minimize your effort.

Easily integrate with existing Sage solutions

Integrating with your existing Sage ERP is simple. SPS Commerce provides certified, pre-built EDI solutions that connect seamlessly with Sage, giving you easier access to your orders and invoices in one intuitive location.

To get started with integrated, full-service EDI, contact SPS Commerce or learn more about their available Sage EDI integrations.

More about SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce is the world’s leading retail network, connecting trading partners around the globe to optimize supply chain operations for all retail partners. We support data-driven partnerships with innovative cloud technology, customer-obsessed service and accessible experts, so our customers can focus on what they do best. To date, more than 105,000 companies in retail, distribution, grocery and eCommerce have chosen SPS as their retail network.

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