An Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) translator is a powerful and productive tool. EDI delivers the ability to transact business electronically with your customers, helping you expedite the exchange of critical data, streamline transactions, eliminate manual data entry errors, improve customer service and increase productivity capacity. EDI programs are also be a requirement for doing business with major customers such as Walmart, Home Depot and Honda.Read More
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The eCommerce module within the EnterpriseIQ suite of ERP & MES software is a very powerful and versatile tool that includes integrated inbound/outbound EDI processing, standard and customizable business logic, messaging and, ultimately, automation of the supply chain.
Today we continue our new blog series offering a peek into the daily lives of IQMS’ directors. From human resources to testing and training to development, meet the key department leaders who are molding our company’s future and continually advancing the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software.
What makes IQMS different from other ERP and MES providers? The fact that we put everything you need into one single-source, extended manufacturing ERP solution! With a core ERP software system, but also comprehensive extended functionality (such as CRM, MES, quality, preventative maintenance, eCommerce and warehouse management) all from one set of programmers, you gain everything you need to run every aspect of your business from a central provider.
There are two leading buzz words in the current ERP software market today: “Single-source” and “extended.” It seems like every ERP vendor is claiming that their software offering is either extended, or a single-source solution for all your enterprise needs, but very few of them can claim the two terms together.
In my previous blog discussion regarding new implementations of EDI (5 Tips to Consider When Setting Up EDI Trading Partners), we made a comparison to a person trying to purchase a house and having it built without fully understanding the requirements to achieve the goal. I would like to carry on that analogy a little longer to discuss a critical point touched on at the end of the last discussion. Testing. This single point can define the success or failure of an electronic data interchange (EDI) implementation.
The IQMS Automation Department often works on projects involving integration of ERP software with shop floor systems. “Bringing the shop floor to you” is the mantra behind the department and the service the department provides to our customers. Many projects involve integration of shop floor systems with an existing module or some new application to enhance our EnterpriseIQ system so that the machine operators have more information and are less likely to make mistakes.
"Hello, Acme Home Construction, how can I help you?"
"I see you have been building houses for quite some time. I found a floor plan I really like. Can you build one for me?"
"Absolutely, we would be happy to help. Can you please let me know what floor plan you are referring to?"
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a very powerful tool for use in business and can greatly streamline communication between entities when implemented properly. The successful use of EDI, however, is not guaranteed by a successful implementation, but through the ongoing learning and understanding of the business processes being handled. Below are some areas to consider when working with EDI.
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