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The Importance of Being Accurate

I was forwarded an article the other week that highlighted an important area of the order-to-pay process: data accuracy. It turns out that when certain…

September 2, 2013 3 minute read
A Sample EDI Document Flow in an ERS Program in the Automotive Industry

A Sample EDI Document Flow in an ERS Program in the Automotive Industry

As promised in my last blog, How EDI ASNs Enable Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS), here’s a look at the wider set of EDI documents typically…

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How EDI ASNs Enable Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS)

How EDI ASNs Enable Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS)

Just as with the Cross-Docking, Drop-Shipping and the Direct Store Delivery processes described in earlier posts, the ASN document is an important component of a…

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SME e-Invoicing Adoption in Europe – Part 3 The Role of Government

SME e-Invoicing Adoption in Europe – Part 3 The Role of Government

Many governments have, or are considering, mandating electronic invoicing and any company doing business with the public sector will be required to issue their invoices…

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Why You Should Consider AS2

Why You Should Consider AS2

Electronic exchange of B2B commerce documents will help to eliminate errors, minimize processing time, and provide better visibility into your business processes. AS2 (Applicability Statement…

3 minute read

To Drop Ship or Not to Drop Ship? That is the Question (to ask Your Suppliers)

To Drop Ship or Not to Drop Ship? That is the Question (to ask Your Suppliers)

For retailers, meeting customer demand no longer relies on how much free space is in your back room. Online shopping has helped retailers open up…

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Why Pay Suppliers on Time?

Why Pay Suppliers on Time?

It is not news that buying on credit (open-account) dominates global trade. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) generally acknowledged that at least 80-85% of…

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EDI Invoices are e-Invoices. Right..?

EDI Invoices are e-Invoices. Right..?

It probably goes without saying that electronic invoicing has been around for some time now, but for different reasons it is only just beginning to…

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Who has the Largest B2B Integration Network?

Who has the Largest B2B Integration Network?

Since IBM’s acquisition of Sterling Commerce in May there has been a lot of discussion about the consolidation of B2B networks (and what it means…

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80% of Manufacturers Experience 1% or Greater Error Processing for Supply Chain Transactions

80% of Manufacturers Experience 1% or Greater Error Processing for Supply Chain Transactions

In 2009 we conducted a study on the inter-relationships of B2B e-commerce deployments and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects.  One of the issues we explored…

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Modernization vs. Innovation: Getting Ahead in the Era of the New Normal

Modernization vs. Innovation: Getting Ahead in the Era of the New Normal

For the past 18 months (or there about), analysts, journalists, bloggers and sometimes people who are all three rolled into one have discussed the need…

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