Previously, we’ve covered in detail the technical functions of a B2B Integration solution and the key features that companies should look for in a platform to handle basic EDI message integration for business applications. Today, let’s expand on that and explore additional factors that should also govern an efficient and successful EDI integration strategy. Here’s a typical EDI transaction process flow.
During new customer onboarding, there are three essential operational categories that need to be at the center of a streamlined EDI integration strategy.
It is crucial to find an EDI integration solution that contains functional components that address issues of remediation, where a user can open the EDI message in a workflow form, edit the data, and resubmit it for processing. Some of the important electronic data interchange features to look for include:
Taking these features of electronic data interchange features into account is necessary for an efficient and successful EDI integration strategy, but it's also important to look to the future and consider scalability. You can meet consumer’s expectations easily. As your customers grow, it is inevitable that the variation in the EDI data will also grow over time. So, customers will need to be able to add custom segments or codes in their files or require you to add custom segments or codes in your outgoing messages. In order to manage these data changes, your EDI solution should be able to provide a comprehensive list of features that allows your operations team to go in, open up the EDI and make manual changes, or pull-up existing rules from a database and apply these edits (a non-programmer function) automatically on the message. Once you can do that, you can easily pull in more customers and increase sales.
At Adeptia, we believe we have considered and addressed all of these crucial electronic data interchange features, and we are in the business of helping companies achieve their maximum EDI integration efficiency and offer a delightful customer experience. To learn more about EDI integration, check out: Gain a Competitive Edge with Better EDI Integration Solution