You have invested in an ERP to increase efficiency, visibility and eliminate mistakes, but without integrating EDI data, you might be absorbing hidden costs that significantly impact your bottom line.
With hundreds of orders and invoices flowing to and from your organization into your supply chain community, you might find that manual data entry just does not cut it anymore. The good news is that there is a better way to manage EDI processes – one that helps you streamline EDI data and keep staff engaged.
Vantree offers a fully embedded EDI solution for SAP Business One to help small to midsize businesses make the most out of their ERP system, by seamlessly integrating EDI data.
In this blog post, we will uncover how as an organization you can 1) optimize your business, 2) invest in your future and 3) strengthen relationships.
Eliminate EDI errors & inefficiencies
When dealing with a high volume of EDI documents through manual data entry, users can likely cause errors.
Did you know that users spend an average of 8 hours a week entering data manually and correcting EDI-related mistakes? Growth in transaction volume amplifies this problem as it requires more time and resources to process documents correctly.
Vantree’s Embedded EDI Solution for SAP Business One allows users to send and receive high volumes of EDI documents efficiently, reliably, and automatically, in just a few clicks, allowing SAP users to focus on value-added tasks like keeping customers engaged. Vantree’s Embedded EDI Solution for SAP Business One is customized uniquely for your business, down to each trading partner relationship and document type, ensuring that your trading partners’ requirements are met and yours too.
Additionally, you have 24/7 visibility on EDI data, allowing you to filter documents by trading partner/status/dates and more.
SAP users can also automate specific tasks for importing and exporting EDI documents such as Purchase Orders (850), Purchase Order Acknowledgements (855), and Invoices (810), creating many opportunities to eliminate countless errors in the same environment you work in every day. This feature can help streamline your business processes by as much as 70%.
Vantree’s Docman Module gives SAP users access to raw data, including all necessary details to accept orders, stress-free. To prevent SAP users from processing inaccurate data, Vantree’s Embedded EDI Solution for SAP Business One will notify you of any errors based on trading partner requirements and business validation rules so you do not have to worry about it. You will also be able to view the details of the errors, so you or a team member can fix them promptly.
Invest in your future
EDI automation is a critical step in your digital transformation goals as it allows you to anticipate higher transaction volumes with your supply chain community.
With 90% of B2B transactions transmitted through EDI, integration is essential to meet new client demands.
Ten years ago, GB Micro Electronics chose Vantree as their EDI partner for SAP Business One. Since then, they have successfully onboarded large retailers such as Staples, Rona, and Shoppers Drug Mart and expanded their 3PL division. Solange Dugas, President of GB Micro Electronics, shares how Vantree helped her company grow by the millions, overcome challenges and save thousands of dollars.
“It was Christmas time, and we had a few weeks to get EDI on track. So, I called your president and asked him if he thought we could do this. He said yes, and we did it. It was many, many millions of businesses for us. So, we were very appreciative.”
As you can see, if you are not thinking ahead and investing in EDI automation, you are missing significant growth opportunities. By working with a reputable EDI provider, you can gain the confidence to face new challenges in a fast-changing market.
Sustain long-lasting relationships
In The New Level Podcast Episode, EDI Automation with Jim Gonzalez, he explains the concept of supplier scorecards. Companies like Amazon keep track of the costs and benefits of doing business with suppliers. With so much competition between suppliers and challenges with bad EDI behaviour, retailers have the power to decide whether to continue doing business with you anymore, simply to cut their losses.
When investing in Vantree’s Embedded EDI Solution for SAP Business One, you are investing in the exchange of faster, cleaner, and more accurate data for you and your customers. Since your ERP contains the source of truth of your data, Vantree’s staff can develop innovative solutions to import and export data error-free, eliminating frustrations for your clients and other members of your supply chain community. This is especially important when selling online.
Aside from implementing EDI automation solutions integrated into your ERP, it is important to have a responsive, reliable, and competent EDI provider to avoid harming important business relationships and leaving you frustrated, uncertain, and in a panic.
Your EDI provider should work as an extension of your IT team, reaching out to your trading partners on your behalf to fix any errors promptly. When you have consistent support and automation technology in place from your EDI provider, you will feel relieved of your concerns.
Modules designed with users in mind
Vantree’s Embedded EDI Solution allows SAP users to enjoy a simple and intuitive interface to import and export EDI documents from your ERP. Inside the SAP Business One interface, SAP users can find the following Vantree Add-Ons:
- Docman – to manage all inbound and outbound documents such as Invoices (810), Purchase Orders (850), Purchase Order Acknowledgements (855) & more.
- ASN Builder – to create and automate Advanced Shipment Notices (856-ASN), keep track of your orders, and print custom labels
- EFT – to create incoming and outgoing payments based upon the Payment Remittance Advice (820)
Vantree supports hundreds of EDI documents and can support other transaction types such as API, JSON, XML, Webservices, Flatfile & more. If you are interested in learning more about this solution, let us know.
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