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.
Q: How can IDEA help my organization increase our EDI processes, both within our existing trading partners and with trading partners we may want to add in the future?
A: The easiest way to increase EDI processes is by expanding the existing trading partners with whom you can trade. You may have customers of yours that aren’t EDI-enabled, but IDEA offers these EDI-enablement services that will allow for integration of regular EDI documents into that person’s native file format without them having to have an EDI translator, or any essential EDI software.
For instance, if someone is using Quickbooks, we can go over and take an EDI document and put it into the file format that Quickbooks wants; we have services that provide the Application Program Interfaces (APIs) into QuickBooks. So, the EDI file will then get imported as if the person at your trading partner’s office did it manually. So, what you’re now able to achieve is that you can grow your EDI business with trading partners who in the past would not have been able to trade EDI with you.