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Industry Specific Requirements and Their Impact on Business and System Integration

Posted by Scott Hulme on Aug 25, 2016 2:32 PM

I recently attended an EDI enablement session that included a Remediclient as a speaker addressing how industry specific requirements impact his company's EDI and integration environments.  The client is in the distribution industry, of which EDI is the backbone to any company in that industry that wants to meet the demands of its customers and various trading partners.  These demands include doing everything that they do faster, more effectively, and cheaper than their competitor to ensure excellent relationships with their customers and trading partners while maintaining as much profitability in a razor-thin margin industry.  
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Why Change? Benefits Of Moving To A B2B Integration Suite

Posted by Tracy Loetz on Aug 5, 2015 2:18 PM

Why change...this a common question we all ask ourselves when we get presented with a new idea.  We are intrigued by it, but are not unhappy enough with how things are now, so why bother?  When it comes to technology, the process to make the change just seems too painful and it is never the right time.  

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Lean As Applied To Data Integration - Drawing The Correlation...

Posted by Brad Loetz on Jun 27, 2014 4:10 PM

A final blog in a series of Lean articles includes specific integration improvement concepts that can be applied to the 8 traditional wastes.

You may or may not recall that the series started with Good...the Enemy of Best! How Can Lean Be Applied To Data Integration?, which introduced the premise of applying Lean to integration.  This was followed by Observations of Lean, Where Do You Get Your Ideas?, which was a light piece about brainstorming for process improvement ideas.

Now for some specific examples for integration wastes and opportunities for improvement.

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Observations Of Lean, Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Posted by Brad Loetz on Jun 20, 2014 12:54 PM

Several blogs ago I wrote about Lean and eliminating waste in
Good...the Enemy of Best! How Can Lean Be Applied To Data Integration?  This article outlined the lean concept, 8 forms of waste, and how the concept might apply to business and data integration for our organizations. 

In eliminating waste we improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our organizations, but how do we identify waste or process improvement opportunities? A recent trip to Europe with my wife and kids provided some interesting insights on ways to identify Lean Integration opportunities.

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Is Your EDI Process "Self-Driving"?

Posted by Brooke Lester on May 30, 2014 2:58 PM

A car with no steering wheel or controls?  Google’s latest invention is getting a lot of hype, a fully self-driving car!  In a recent article on CNN, it touts this new invention as being a cross between a VW Bug and a golf cart.  Is the world really ready to embrace a technology that gives up all control and relies on a computer to get you home safely?  Integration is taking over our lives from business systems, personal gadgets, and now cars.

We talk about integration a lot but is it time to shift from just “integration” to “automation and integration”?  Not only are we constantly searching for ways to integrate our systems but we’re looking to remove human control from the process. 

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