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IRCE 2019: Perspectives on EDI

IRCE 2019: Perspectives on EDI

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We trust that everyone reading empathizes with the pain of trade shows – at the end of the day your feet hurt and your throat is sore from talking. Yet we all keep attending: Gluttons for punishment or the long-term value far outweighs any transient discomfort?

The latter, for sure. (there is always a little gluttony … but it more takes the form of trying all the great restaurants we can fit in!) As you know if you read our July Newsletter, we were at IRCE in Chicago in June. We’ve had a chance to debrief internally and we want to share the discussions we had around EDI.

As one might expect, as we are EDI experts, we spent a fair bit of time exchanging industry insights at IRCE. The question that seems to repeat year after year is “where is EDI going”? We think the question arises from the longevity of EDI – it has been around since the mid 80’s. People wonder if there is some shiny-new-thing that is better: For the record, there is not!

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Michele Schueler
Marketing & Public Relations Manager at IWLA

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