Everything Starts With EDI

Millions of businesses from startups to global enterprises rely on EDI to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and seamlessly connect with customers and trading partners.
 
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Why Companies Prefer EDI Over Other B2B Channels

The original eCommerce technology, organizations in all industries trust EDI. The technology is secure. EDI systems reduce errors and fines, as well as the costs of manual transactions. EDI also increases the speed and efficiency of revenue cycle processes which makes companies easier to do business with.

Today EDI accounts for 78% of all B2B electronic transactions and seven trillion in annual sales.1 EDI is the largest single B2B electronic sales channel and handles 45% of all B2B sales in all channels.

Check out these examples of customers who trust their EDI needs to Remedi. 

1. Digital Commerce 360, The 2021 B2B eCommerce Market Report

EDI Electronic B2B Sales vs. Manual B2B Sales Transactions

An infographic that shows total EDI sales growth as a percentage of all electronic sales and all B2B sales since 2016.

 

Even as complementary data exchange formats for electronic sales such as APIs become more widely adopted, total EDI sales volume and EDI as a percentage of all B2B sales have increased every year since 2016, demonstrating the critical role of EDI in the modern economy.

1 2021 Digital Commerce 360 B2B Market Report

An infographic that shows the decline in non-electronic sales B2B sales since 2016.

 

Unlike electronic sales and EDI, non-electronic B2B sales have seen steep declines each year since 2018 in total volume and as a percentage of all B2B sales, potentially spelling growth trouble for companies who rely heavily on manual sales processes and transactions.

2 2021 Digital Commerce 360 B2B Market Report

Savings

Savings

  • Automated communications lower potential for human entry errors that cost companies millions each year
  • EDI-based transactions cut paper and postage costs and avoid storage and handling costs of paper-based records
Accuracy

Accuracy

  • EDI consumes information directly from the system of record
  • No need for manual entry
  • Significantly reduced occurrence of errors
Speed

Speed

  • No waiting for an email, fax, or snail mail
  • Order to shipment times cut by 50 – 60%
  • Suppliers move inventory faster; customers receive orders sooner
Efficiency

Efficiency

  • Processes such as order fulfillment and payments can proceed without delay
  • Greater process efficiency significantly reduces costs and fees
  • Glitch-free ordering, shipping and payment increases customer satisfaction and retention

Original Equipment Manufacturer

Original Equipment Manufacturer

Replacing File-Based FTP with an API for Advance Shipment Notices

Situation: Remedi’s customer, a global manufacturer of original and after-market automotive power solutions, received notice from a large customer requiring all suppliers supplies replace their file based FTP integration with an API for Advance Shipment Notices (ASN).

Solution: Thanks to having Sterling B2B Integrator, IBM’s robust middleware integration software package, further extended and enhanced by the Remedi Framework visibility tool already deployed, the supplier easily and quickly supported the new requirement.

Impact on Business: By using an established platform already tightly integrated with downstream systems, Remedi’s customer met the EDI replacement requirement well before the compliance deadline while incurring no additional software licensing or costs.

Global Toy Manufacturer

Global Toy Manufacturer

Restore Integration Environment After Crash

Situation:  Remedi received a call on a Friday afternoon from a global maker of educational toys for children requesting help with an unusual but urgent need. Their Gentran environment crashed and would need to be rebuilt from scratch.

Solution: Within hours Remedi assembled a team of EDI mappers. The team immediately began rebuilding the 150 maps that drive the company’s supply chain and revenue cycle. The team first triaged the invoice and purchase order maps and then focused on restoring the rest of the company’s maps lost during the crash.

Impact on Business: The Remedi EDI team rebuilt the core maps rebuilt in a few days. In turn, the company could resume business operations with minimal disruption to their production commitments or order to cash flows. Ultimately the Remedi team took just two weeks to rebuild the entire environment from scratch.

Pharmacy Benefits Provider

A photograph of a pharmacist easily filling a patient prescription via a data exchange process delivered by a Remedi consultant team using the Seeburger integration platform.

EDI Remapping To Support Migration to Cloud-Based ERP

Situation:  As part of their move from a legacy ERP system to a cloud solution a national pharmacy benefits company needed to rewrite all their trading partner maps within a four-month time frame. Together, the EDI documents dictated the flow of data and revenue generated by the more than 700 million prescriptions the company processed each year.

Solution:  Based on the trust built from previous project work, the EDI manager at the company engaged Remedi to locate Remedi to locate consultants with expertise in the Seeburger integration platform. Scope included BOD gap analysis, identification of non-standard identifiers, and collaborating with other team members where needed to re-engineer or re-configure the workflow.

Impact on Business:  Thanks to a deep bench of vetted specialists, Remedi delivered two full-time consultants within a week who  began work on the re-mapping shortly thereafter. The customer’s confidence in the quality of Remedi’s past work and responsiveness protected the company from the risk of entrusting a critical ERP migration project to a new vendor.