Hybrid EDI integration
Sometimes there will be a requirement to go for a Hybrid solution. This means that businesses can have the software on-premise to assist with moving data around internal systems, provide extra security and audibility whilst having a cloud provider manage all the external-facing connections, transmission, and translation of data. This hybrid set up enables you to exchange messages, directly and indirectly. Again, you would need the expertise to manage the complex process for the direct connection(s), but also good communication with your indirect provider.
EDI Integration as a service
Usually, a managed service would only be relevant to businesses using an indirect EDI integration set up, whether that be solely indirect or hybrid. Most VAN providers also offer some form of a managed service.
Services provided may vary but facilitate businesses without EDI expertise to trade with multiple partners and deliver complex needs without the overheads. Most businesses choose this option so they can concentrate on their own business goals and growth. However, they are more reasons why businesses chose this type of set up, which you can find out in this article.
Why should I consider EDI data integration?
- Having access to a VAN provider automatically connects you to thousands of trading partners, giving you scope to expand your business.
- By automating your B2B file and data communications you achieve an increase in efficiency.
- With most VAN providers you will be able to log into a dashboard and have complete visibility of your data.
- Save and make money through the efficiencies made.