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What Are EDI Benefits?

EDI allows electronic interchange of business information using standardized protocols and formats. These paperless business-to-business (B2B) transactions make EDI the standard of automating supply chain management (SCM) in many different industries.

EDI benefits have been around for a long time

B2B transactions using EDI have been around for such a long time that it has become an implicitness for many businesses. At the same time, companies are still using manual paper-based processes while they are dealing with trading partners with significant message counts and business volumes. Whether you're a customer or a supplier, there are many obvious EDI advantages for a digital supply chain to consider.

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Best practices to enjoy the EDI benefits

In optimized supply chains time slack is reduced to the bare minimum. The risks of slow onboarding of new trading partners, of low EDI performance and unstable connections need to be minimized accordingly.

In case you only have a few major customers, you may be able to establish point-to-point connectivity with each individual customer. But if you have many customers or are looking to grow your business, it may be better to explore the services of an experienced EDI Cloud provider.

Do you work in a sector with its own specific needs?

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