EDI White Papers

Useful resources that offer further insight into what is EDI, key business drivers and the benefits of implementing an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solution.

IDC: Digital Transformation Drives Supply Chain Restructuring Imperative

This white paper from IDC explains the key benefits of digital transformation for the supply chain and how to make the most of them. Download +

IDC: How B2B Integration Drives Superior Supply Chain Performance

Read this white paper from IDC Manufacturing Insights to understand the role B2B technologies can play in today’s manufacturing organizations and their impact on supply chain processes. Download +

Are You Focused On What Matters? How to Optimize Your Data Interchange

Read this white paper to learn the benefits of using B2B managed services to handle your organization’s automated date exchange.
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SCM World 5 Steps to B2B Integration Maturity

This SCM World report outlines the EDI and B2B integration path and the benefits of B2B integration maturity, as well as offering expert recommendations for furthering your organization on this journey. Download +

Business Without Borders: Making Global Supply Chains Work

This Tech Dossier produced by CIO Magazine outlines the function and importance of business-to- business (B2B) integration in the enterprise, exploring the increasingly global nature of business, the challenges of maintaining an international supply chain, the overt and subtle costs of operating without an EDI/B2B integration partner, and how EDI and B2B managed services can help organizations thrive in today’s business climate. Download +

White Paper: AS2 – What is it? How does it work? How do you implement it?

AS2 is a communications protocol that enables the secure exchange of EDI transactions between two companies across the Internet. Whether you are introducing AS2 at the request of a trading partner or rolling AS2 out to your own business partner community, you need to make a number of choices. This paper will help you make these decisions. Download +

Research Report: B2B Benchmark Study Reveals Importance of EDI to the Supply Chain

Get the hard facts from this independent B2B study from Supply Chain Insights, focused on global best practices of EDI and XML solutions in procurement, logistics and finance. “In this study, we find that when companies successfully use EDI, there are REAL and meaningful business results. For example, when companies can achieve hands-free orders, order-to-shipment cycles decrease by 50%, there is greater accuracy in fulfillment, and business relationships improve.” For more, read the report here.