Often there is a need to limit the number of line-of-business (LOB) ports that can be created as it necessitates giving usernames and passwords to multiple people or when password changes there are multiple places to change which can be cumbersome and also error-prone. By having one point of entry to a LOB system (SAP), more control and management can be exerted over the entry points.
Contrary to the expectation that existed in the early 2000's, X12 and EDIFACT EDI standards still exist and, in fact, are becoming even more important as some of the sectors such as retail and healthcare consolidate - wanting to become more efficient in their integrations with other business. Look to implement a platform that can carry your business into the future.
“Cloud is the Future” - has become a cliché in the technology arena. Implementation of cloud technologies has been touted as a means to level the playing field for all. As of now, it has been successful in commodity type applications that are mostly mass market and directly facing the consumer. Most of them have evolved, successfully causing disruption to the traditional software models.
Consider the hundreds of documents you have to process every day in order to run your business. Consider all of the time it takes to interface all of these documents with other businesses and systems in order to keep moving forward. Are you as efficient as you need to be to succeed?
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions are designed to help you manage this massive amount of paperwork. Savings in time, potential errors from mistyped or incorrectly logged information, the impact on the environment—all of these are important considerations when you’re looking into an EDI solution for your business.
EDI (electronic data integration) / EAI (enterprise application integration) and middleware stack provide the capability to allow external suppliers/customers (trading partners) and internal applications to exchange business information electronically. Each of the systems within this stack has various license and implementation costs.