The Importance of EDI During the Holiday Season

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales last year were 707.5 billion dollars. In just a year alone, they predict the holiday sales in 2019 will increase to about one trillion. This means, it’s a good time to eliminate inefficiencies and ensure your supply chain is fully streamlined. Here’s how EDI can help:

EDI Is a Path to Full Automation

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the exchange of data through a standardized electronic format. It removes the need for manual data entry – if you are using it at its full potential. Having an EDI service provider like Vantree Systems, can help you create a seamless ordering, delivery and invoicing process for your business to make the festive season a breeze for your team.

How to Use EDI to Help Optimize Your Business?

EDI monitoring is very important to identify where processes can be improved. EDI data gives you insights on how to improve data accuracy in your systems. A proactive EDI support team will make recommendations on how to eliminate these inefficiencies. Data accuracy and data visibility can give you great insights on how the busy season impacts your bottom line.

Bringing EDI Data Into Your ERP

EDI integrations with ERPs such as SAPMicrosoft Dynamics NAV and NetSuite allow you to bring in your EDI data into to your business management system. These integrations allow you to centralize your data and enable you to manipulate your data within your typical workflow. Documents such as 850, 810, 856, can be queued without having to log in to another window. Regardless of the system you are using, there’s always a way for to be more efficient through EDI integration.

Easy to Use EDI Portal Connecting
You to Big-Box Retailers

Working with big chains like Costco, Shopify and requires you to be EDI compliant. Most people have only a few weeks to be EDI compliant before receiving the big order. Having an EDI service provider like Vantree Systems close by, can help you setup a web EDI portal quickly so you can start doing business right away. All EDI mapping services, and coordination would be handled by our team so you can focus on bringing on acquiring your next big client. We not only help to optimize your operations but also facilitate new relationships.

Extra Support During the Holidays

Your EDI provider needs to make sure you are well supported during the holiday season. Every business has different needs so make sure to voice your concerns. It’s important for all parties to take care of their customer. With 25 years of expertise in EDI integration and dependable EDI support, we promise to create a seamless holiday season for you and your partners going forward.

Looking Ahead to 2020

In 2020, we encourage you to double down on your EDI investments. Explore how you can gather more insights, optimize your business and unlock new relationships with partners. If you are curious to learn more on what we could provide, visit our solutions and integration pages on our website. 

Happy Holidays from our team to yours!


Emily Brooks

Content Manager at Vantree Systems



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