Discover how CYOP's small business EDI solutions allow small to mid-sized companies to improve efficiency, lower costs and decrease time to receive payment.
If you're a small business and you wish to sell your products or services to the "big boys", you may be required to use Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to send and receive business documents.
Even if you may not be interested in the cost and productivity benefits of EDI software, if you wish to do business with one of the following companies, you may be required to implement EDI:
Bridgestone & Firestone
Saks 5th Avenue
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the process of using computers to exchange business documents between companies in place of traditional methods such as fax machines and the postal service.
EDI lowers costs by significantly reducing human interaction and eliminating costs of paper and physical file storage.
CYOP helps smaller businesses implement EDI at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions!
Implementing EDI in a business can be a complex process and it involves detailed planning and analysis to effectively implement EDI. A Cost Benefit Analysis will identify the best suited areas with a business for EDI implementation and prioritizes the departments for conversion to EDI with an explanation of how each department will be improved by implementing EDI. An EDI Survey is performed by polling an organizationís customers and suppliers to ensure that the EDI system will be supported across a large partner network, or a smaller group of high-value business partners.
CYOP is experienced in implementing EDI and has performed EDI implementations for numerous clients with dozens of trading partners. We take a detailed and methodical approach to ensure the success of your EDI implementation by developing a thorough project plan that includes:
EDI Translator interprets the EDI transaction information it receives from the sender and translate it into a document format that the receiver's system is able to directly import. For example, the EDI translator may receive an EDI document in EDIFACT format and translate it to a .CSV file for system import.
EDI document mappings define how the data in the EDI transaction relates to the data in the internal system. EDI software will store the map, usually in a tabular format and when a transaction enters the system, the EDI Translator uses the map to determine where each incoming field goes in the internal system and whether or not the data needs to be reformatted.
The primary objective when creating EDI mappings is to attempt to avoid the need for custom interfaces, especially custom edits for each individual EDI trading partner. By using more standardized the data formats, system performance is optimized and the need for custom programming is reduced.
CYOP's EDI services combine the best features of open source software with the best features of Software as a Service (SaaS), enabling organizations to effectively own, control, and further develop and modify as needed, their own EDI software applications without the large expenses of hardware acquisition & maintenance, software licensing, data center facilities or an IT staff.
The CYOP team has extensive experience in enterprise computing and has successfully implemented dozens of EDI solutions resulting in increased revenues and growth for our clients.
By leveraging BOTS open source EDI software with CYOP planning, implementation and support services, even a smaller businesses can afford an enterprise-class EDI solution.
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