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Do you lose business because you are not EDI capable?

EDI facilitates a continuous stream of data in a standard format that flows from supplier to customer. If your business intersects at any point in the chain, and you are not EDI capable, you become the broken link. Or, more likely, companies simply don’t use your services.

Some 3PLs are a good case in point. Because they are not a direct link to the manufacture/retailer relationship the directive to use EDI is not clear cut. But there are a number of 900 series documents that are part of being EDI capable.

As a supplier, who relies on warehousing and distribution, you need to choose a 3PL company that is EDI capable.

As a 3PL you expand your potential customer base if you have EDI connectivity.

EDI connectivity has enormous value to your 3PL business both for internal operations and the ability to service your current (and future) customers.

Good News!
EDI can actually save you money and integrate with your existing systems.

With so much to gain, when 3PLs consider adding EDI connectivity, the question is more “why not?” than it is ‘why?’. Take the first step by giving our Director of Sales Lee Mrkonjic a call and he can walk you through all of the benefits and our EDI services.

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Integrating EDI with your WMS or 3PL provider

Using Integral Group integration services, you save money by only paying for a single set-up.
With Integral Group integration, there is only one set-up that incorporates all of your customers – present and future. We create what amounts to a huge record layout that houses all of the data fields required by your entire customer base. The information is then extracted as needed to create the custom 940s required by your 3PL.

With Integral Group Flat Rate service plans, you don’t pay for customer sets-ups.
We don’t charge customers over and over again for trading partner setups. We’re already connected to 650+ retailers and manufacturers in North America and there is no need to reinvent the wheel. All customer setups are included in our flat rate plans.

Using Integral Group integration services, there is no burden on your system to maintain extraneous data.
You don’t have to maintain a massive internal database for all data fields that are required by each customer’s unique 850 layout. Integral Group receives all of the purchase orders, stores the all data then outputs exactly what your 3PL requires for their 940.

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The Evolution of EDI

Did you know the roots of EDI began during the Berlin airlift in 1948? Here's a quick look at the history of Electronic Data Interchange.

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