Going Paperless with EDI
Replacing Paper with Technology
This was THEN ...
Space and practical storage:
Doing EDI – doing business by securely exchanging data without paper – means you don’t need to retain your documents in cabinets. Show of hands if you’ve ever misfiled a paper document never to see it again.
EDI is easily assimilated into your workflow and allows your employees to be more productive. Show of hands if you’ve ever lost a day to filling in forms, finding one specific piece of paper or catching-up on a stack of filing.
Doing EDI, data is protected by access controls, user login credentials and encryption. There are network and application firewalls, intrusion detection and alert monitoring. Data is safeguarded by performance monitoring and disaster recovery plans. Show of hands if you’ve ever lost (or found) a stray piece of paper with an account number or other confidential information.
Do you need to integrate your order management data?
Maybe not. Or ...
Maybe integration does make sense for you. Do you:
● Process a large volume of orders (or plan for future growth)?
● Need more work done without adding more staff?
● Face chargebacks due to manual keying errors?
● Demand speed, accuracy and scalability?
All good business leaders carefully assess the needs of their business on an ongoing basis. Your organization may not yet be ready for integration and maybe this post is just a reminder of what integration can do for you when the time is right.
Or maybe you are already facing growing pains that could be lessened by transferring some of the burden to the automation you’d get with integration. Like most things, it probably comes down to a cost benefit analysis.
Lee Mrkonjic, Integral Group’s Director of Sales, can give you an honest assessment of the value, and the real cost, of integrating your systems. Why not take advantage of his 25 years of experience working with companies like yours? Give him a call at 905-947-1774 x 110 or email him to find out if integration is right for you. He’ll also tell you how our team of superheroes will make integration an easy process and how Integral Group will provide you with unlimited lifetime support.
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