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B2B Data Integration and Transformation Blog

EDI Modernization

Calculating the ROI for Your B2B Integration

Posted by Brooke Lester on Mar 16, 2017 8:00 AM

It may be sad to admit, but the legacy systems which your company invested money, time, and effort into deploying may no longer be getting the job done. Perhaps they cannot scale, it is difficult to access and share information, or the vendor does not provide support any longer.

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3 Implementation Best Practices for B2B Modernization

Posted by Brooke Lester on Mar 9, 2017 8:00 AM

The implementation of data integration solutions can be a double-edged sword. You know such solutions offer your company major benefits, yet you are also concerned about some significant challenges. What do you choose - sticking with legacy integration systems that might work well now, but are not guaranteed to work in the future, or move to a modern system that is more reliable, but might pose implementation difficulties?

Read on to learn how you can overcome data integration challenges by following three best practices: understand the data and your goals for it, demonstrate value, and provide self-service functionality. Read More

Top 3 Benefits of B2B Modernization

Posted by Brooke Lester on Mar 2, 2017 8:00 AM

How long have you had your legacy integration system in place? Is it ten years, fifteen years, or even longer? Legacy integration systems are known for being workhorses, but even workhorses have a limited lifespan.

There are a number of reasons why a firm might want to keep a legacy integration system in place, though the rationale for maintaining those systems does not always stand up to the logic behind B2B modernization. There are three very strong reasons for data system integration: increased visibility into your operations, greater operational efficiencies, and the ability to make better business decisions that lead to prosperity and success. Read More

Modernizing EDI, Why Now?

Posted by Scott Story on Dec 2, 2016 3:52 PM

Every business has its reasons to modernize their EDI environment or to wait. I first joined REMEDI in 2005. Since then, as an account manager, I have supported and sold EDI/integration solutions to many clients. The majority of these clients are Sterling/IBM customers using a version of Gentran or Sterling B2B Integrator. Some of these legacy Gentran accounts have been using Gentran for over 20 years. So why haven’t these legacy Gentran users upgraded or modernized? Well, the simple answer is, Gentran works. Not only does it work, Gentran is a workhorse. These organization have a process built over years for EDI. The staff that supports Gentran is seasoned and knows the ins and outs of the system. If it’s not broke, why fix it?

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Taking the First Step to Modernization

Posted by Dave McCray on Aug 20, 2015 1:51 PM

My team and I just finished working on a project converting 150 maps from GENTRAN visual to AI. This was first presented to our team months ago as a project that was not time sensitive. We worked on it when we had time, but it often got pushed back as more urgent issues and projects came up.

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