6 Reasons to use EDI-ERP Integration
An efficient supply chain requires fast and accurate communication between trading partners. From invoices and purchase orders to acknowledgements and advanced shipping notices (ASN’s), sharing information, data, and documents is vital for the majority of businesses.
Integration between EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and your back-end ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) enables seamless communication with your trading partners.
Thanks to advances in technology, EDI-ERP integration has never been easier.
What is EDI-ERP Integration?
EDI-ERP integration is now the industry standard for exchanging data between suppliers and customers, particularly in high-volume industries such as retail and manufacturing.
EDI-ERP integration allows data to automatically flow between the EDI application at the front end and the ERP system at the back end. It automates the exchange of data, eliminating the need for the manual rekeying of orders, credit notes, invoices, and advanced shipping notices (ASNs) between the two systems.
How does EDI support ERP?
Business information which is exchanged by EDI during a business transaction such as orders, invoices and inventory levels are all stored within an ERP system. When integrated into the ERP system, an EDI solution can send and receive documents directly from your ERP system.
EDI uses standard data to ensure that data from one party is compatible with the other party’s systems. This makes communicating and doing business with each other far more efficient and accurate.
As well as increasing the speed and efficiency of trading with your customers, automation through EDI_ERP integration removes the manual processes that would usually be needed to move data between your EDI and ERP systems. Automating this data exchange means you can process more orders in less time while increasing accuracy and the level of service you deliver to your customers.