Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Still Printing Stuff & Mailing Invoices? Well, Enter The world of EDI!
Electronic Data Interchange or EDI is the exchanging of Standard business transactions through the use of standardized, real time and bi-directional file transfers with as little human intervention as possible. Most companies implement EDI for one main reason - Larger Customers Demand It. Other reasons are:
- They process higher volumes of orders
- They need better communication through increased information visibility
- Higher customer satisfaction due to fewer errors & attracting other large customers
- EDI Design Criteria
- Implementation without programming
- Minimize complexity of EDI
- Reduce overall cost of EDI
- Support X12 Standards
- Map documents without requiring an external translation mapping tool from EDI S/W vendor
- Thorough audit trail of all EDI transactions
Each company requires different information to process business transactions. Each company has a different ability to pick the pieces of information they choose to process. That information is then mapped to the appropriate business transaction. Each complete business transaction is represented in a document number. The business implication of the data in the document depends on whether you are sending or receiving the data.
EDI, E-Ship, Advanced Forecasting & Procurement Fact Sheets
Managed EDI & GDSN Solutions — Overview
RedTail Solutions, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2000 with headquarters in Westborough, MA, just outside of Boston. RedTail Solutions delivers managed Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Global Data Synchronization (GDS) services for Trading Partner Collaboration to mid-sized suppliers.
RedTail EDI and RedTail GDS enable our customers in the retail, grocery, automotive and medical products supply chains to enhance their trading partner relationships, optimizing logistics operations and trade compliance performance. RedTail’s cloud-delivered managed services seamlessly integrate with Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, and AccountMate ERP systems to accelerate the order-to-cash cycle, reduce costly errors and chargebacks, and ensure timely product data synchronization. RedTail’s network of over 800 trading partners collaborates seamlessly and securely over the Internet to deliver goods and services to businesses and consumers worldwide.
Integrated EDI from RedTail — Save Time, Cut Errors
The cost of manual data entry to get our EDI transactions into and out of our accounting system was consuming countless hours we could better use servicing customers and growing the business.
-CFO of large grocery supplier
Manual data entry, time delays in getting transactions in and out of our accounting solution, and an increasing error rate caused us to look for an EDI solution integrated with our ERP system.
-CIO of automotive products manufacturer
Both of these executives found their answers with RedTail’s managed EDI services and its seamless EDI integration with many of the most popular mid-market ERP and accounting systems. Electronic data interchange without all the manual data entry!
Sounds like your challenge? On this page you’ll find resources that will help you understand what you need to know to make good choices about integrated EDI solutions that can streamline your operations.
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EDI Integration with Accounting Systems
RedTail EDI’s out of the box EDI integration eliminates data entry tasks and lets your staff focus on execution and exception handling. Send purchase orders directly to your ERP or accounting system without duplicate key entry of information. Automatically rout invoices and shipping information generated within the accounting system back through RedTail EDI to RedTail’s servers where they are transformed and forwarded to trading partners. No EDI software required.