X-Net Software Solutions S.L.
|EDI RETAIL |
Technological solutions to optimize your business.
Carrefour, Nutrexpa, DIA, Harrods, Toys'R'Us, Printemps, Delhaize, Sony, Leroy Merlin, Nestle
|EDI HEALTH |
Leaders in the development of EDI and electronic invoicing for the pharmaceutical industry.
Abbot, Bayer, Merck, Lilly,Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Kendall, Glaxo Smithkline
|EDI AUTOMOTIVE |
The fast, safe and profitable way to connect with your partners.
Feu Vert, Algontec, Fiberpachs, Michelin, Nissan, Ducati, Continental, Kenworth, Brogwarner
|EDI LOGISTICS |
To integrate a permanent communication flow between supplier, logistic operator and customer.
Logista, DHL Express, FCC Logística, Panalpina Group, TNT Expressm Exolgan, APL
The standardised nature of the documents is what essentially differentiates EDI from other information interchange systems. Orders, delivery notes, invoices, inventories, price lists, etc., can be electronically interchanged between different interlocutors thanks to the use of a common language which enables its integration into any computer system. Nearly all transactions normally carried out by conventional means (fax, email, post…) can be managed via EDI.
Commercial documents are generated in the enterprise resource planning (ERP). The internal IT system communicates with the EDI software, transferring to it the data of the documents generated. The EDI software recognises the transaction type and receiver. It transforms the data to the standard which the receiver expects to receive, and it is carried out through the agreed communication system: (ftp, VAN, AS2, WebServices...). The document is received by the receiver’s EDI software. It identifies the EDI standard recognising the sender and transaction type. It transforms the message to the ERPs own data structure, with which it communicates to integrate the transaction in the management system.
EDI applied to the different operational systems in companies permits the obtaining of important benefits resulting in more agile and efficient operations. Benefits which translate into important cost reductions, which according to the level of implementation, can be as high as 90% with respect to the same process carried out in hardcopy documents.
Different research carried out by consultants such as Gartner or Aberden Group, prove that EDI…
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), is today a reality present in a whole spectrum of business sectors. A reality which simplifies commercial relations thus boosting the improvement and growth of companies worldwide. At first sight it could appear that EDI is more suited to large-sized companies with contrasted technological capacities. The reality is that to implement an EDI project is nowadays within the reach of any company, thanks to the economic solutions of fast set-up and ease of use which exempts users from any technical complexities.
|Buying department issues a purchase order|
|The purchase order is forwarded to the supplier by fax or mail.|
|Supplier receives the purchase order, opens it, reads it and records it in the IT system again.|
|Supplier issues the invoice, printed out and sends it to the client by fax, e-mail or postal service|
|Client receives the invoice, opens it, reads it and enters it in their Accounts Payable management system manually|
Practically all the transactions that you would usually engage in with any trading partner by conventional means can be done via EDI. Those most commonly interchanged are orders, despatch advices, delivery notes, invoices, inventories etc.
The great advantages of exchanging data between Information Systems compared with the traditional processing of documents on paper today make EDI a prevailing reality in a multitude of activity sectors. This, together with the great variety of structured messages available to carry out all types of transactions, has extended the use of EDI-associated technologies to multiple trading partners. So much so, that exchanging electronic information with distributors, suppliers, logistic operators, customs, ports, airports and public administrations is nowadays common practice.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has a firm foothold in the Retail sector, as a means of widespread commercial transactions between distributors and suppliers. Many business sectors have gradually developed their own EDI extension projects, and nowadays it is a reality perfectly established in the scope of healthcare, the automobile industry, tourism sector, transport, etc.
Solutions are accessible from a web framework that lets you send and receive EDI messages. This type of solution creates messages to be sent by manual mechanization of data through simple web forms, so these applications do not require any modification of the ERP.
For situations where a high volume of documents is exchanged, it becomes necessary to integrate the EDI transactions with the ERP so that the process of constructing and recording the documents is automated to achieve full integration with the information system. In these systems, certain adaptations to the systems are required to enable extraction and integration of the data that will make up the messages sent and/or received.
Depending on the volume of transactions and partners to be managed from your EDI platform, you might need to put a certain amount of resources into administration and upkeep of your EDI applications part-time, or even full-time for larger integration projects. However, there are different outsourcing services that save you part or all of the management associated with EDI platform upkeep.
Not necessary, since all applications and systems needed to setup an EDI solution can run perfectly well in service mode.