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Potential Cyberthieves Keeping You Up At Night?

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A major concern of modern businesses is the security of their customer and business information. A high percentage of documentation is now sent electronically via electronic data interchange (EDI) through value-added networks (VANs). These VANs support millions of pieces of information involved in business transactions, the security of which is essential to keep operations running smoothly.

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IDEA Dictionary: What is an EDI Envelope?

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When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you're trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly used terms in each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This issue, we bring you: EDI envelope.

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New IDX Features Expand Troubleshooting and Search Capabilities

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IDEA recently added two new features to the Industry Data Exchange (IDX) service, which allow subscribers to use the platform more efficiently by improving troubleshooting and search capabilities. IDX subscribers can expect electronic data interchange (EDI) management to be easier than ever. Here, we explore each of these new capabilities.

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IDEA’s Recap of 2015 NEECOM Spring Conference


IDEA attended the 2015 New England Electronic Commerce (NEECOM) Spring Conference May 6-7th in Westborough, MA to interact with, and learn from, the members and mentors of the electronic data interchange (EDI) industry. The conference covered multiple topics, from how EDI is impacting the future of healthcare, to EDI supply chain relationships with Asian trading partners.

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Need-to-Know Info for IDX Subscribers Updating Company Firewall

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Your company’s firewall creates a barrier between a trusted, secure internal network and an external one, such as the Internet. When companies update their firewall via software or hardware updates, the assigned IP address - used to identify the host or network interface and the network’s location - often changes. Learn how this affects your IDX account and how to prepare for a firewall update.

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EDI Expert Video Series Episode 13: Increasing EDI Processes

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In the latest installment of IDEA's EDI Expert Series, IDEA's Manager, B2B Solutions, Tom Guzik explains how IDEA can help companies increase their EDI processes, both within their existing trading partners, and with trading partners they may want to add in the future. With each installment, we will bring you answers to frequently asked questions about EDI for users and non-users alike. If you have any questions you would like answered in a future segment, submit your topic to

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