EDI

REI Shares Lessons Learned During ERP Upgrade and EDI Migration

Many companies find themselves in a similar situation to what REI had in back in 2010. Business is going well, with about 1,400 suppliers, approximately half of them doing EDI. Then, a strategic decision to change and upgrade ERP systems led to the decision to require EDI from all suppliers. REI’s three-person B2B team faced […]

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E-Invoicing: From X12 to ZUGFeRD

Last month, IBM’s Chris Hayes walked us through some of the complexities of e-Invoicing based on the country-by-country legal requirements for electronic documents. Today, I’ll cover what electronic invoices themselves have looked like, and into what they might transform. My journey with B2B / EDI started in the United States back in the late 80s, […]

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E-Invoicing: Complicated? Certainly, But You Will Need To Do It

While change is a constant in most industries, every so often major shifts occur that can radically change certain processes, operations, or whole industries.  These shifts may be driven by legislation, by the capabilities provided by a new technology, or just by consensus around the need to address a particular issue. Examples of these shifts […]

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Is your EDI Value Added Network (VAN) provider holding you hostage?

What if you were unhappy with your cell phone service provider’s coverage, customer support, rates, or simply their overall level of service?  If you are like me, you would find a new carrier; one you feel more comfortable with and which delivers the level of service you deserve.  But now that service provider informs you […]

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