Stacks Image 162

Logistics Providers

Logistics Providers

As a logistics provider, you’re in the business of storing, managing and moving goods. At Integral Group, we’re in the business of storing, managing and moving data.

In addition to warehousing and distribution services, your customers expect you to connect to all their order sources. It’s not just EDI anymore, marketplaces like Amazon and shopping carts like Shopify use APIs to connect. The costs associated with all this technology can put your core logistics services at a cost disadvantage.

A way to reduce those costs and increase margins on your logistics services is outsource order management and integration in partnership with Integral Group. Our integration services integrate warehouse orders, transportation orders and other documents with your WMS, TMS and shipping system. We code one integration point for each document type which means you don’t pay extra every time a new customer comes along.
As a logistics provider, you’re in the business of storing, managing and moving goods. At Integral Group, we’re in the business of storing, managing and moving data.

In addition to warehousing and distribution services, your customers expect you to connect to all their order sources. It’s not just EDI anymore, marketplaces like Amazon and shopping carts like Shopify use APIs to connect. The costs associated with all this technology can put your core logistics services at a cost disadvantage.

A way to reduce those costs and increase margins on your logistics services is outsource order management and integration in partnership with Integral Group. Our integration services integrate warehouse orders, transportation orders and other documents with your WMS, TMS and shipping system. We code one integration point for each document type which means you don’t pay extra every time a new customer comes along.

We have connections to these order sources

    We integrate with these applications

      • WMS
        Sphere
        Highjump
        Royal4 Systems
        Zethcon
        3PL Central
        Stacks Image 955
        Manhattan

        Is your software not shown here? No problem - we'll integrate with it.

      • TMS
        Stacks Image 967
        Stacks Image 964
        Stacks Image 961

        Is your software not shown here?
        No problem - we'll integrate with it.

      • Shipping Systems
        Stacks Image 991
        Stacks Image 987
        Stacks Image 989
        Stacks Image 722

        Is your software not shown here?
        No problem - we'll integrate with it.

      • Other Applications
        IBM
        Unix
        Windows
        If you’re using software that is unique to your industry, or you developed a home-grown application, we’ll integrate it with your other business applications. We also offer custom integration into any database or other business application you use in Windows, Unix, or IBM (AS/400, iSeries and System i).

      Typical EDI Documents

      For Suppliers and Distributors
      850 – Purchase Order
      856 – Ship Notice/Manifest
      810 – Invoice
      820 – Remittance Advice
      855 – Purchase Order Acknowledgement
      860 – Purchase Order Change Request
      865 – Purchase Order Change
      Acknowledgment
      846 – Inventory Advice
      *There are many other EDI documents used depending on your trading partner
      For Logistics - 3PL Warehouses
      940 – Warehouse Shipping Order
      945 – Warehouse Shipping Advice
      943 – Warehouse Stock Transfer
      Advice
      944 – Warehouse Stock Transfer
      Receipt Advice
      846 – Inventory Advice
      For Logistics - Freight Forwarders
      204 – Motor Carrier Load Tender
      210 – Motor Carrier Freight Details
      and Invoice
      214 – Transportation Carrier Shipment
      Status Message
      *There are dozens more EDI transactions
      that pertain to motor, air, rail and ocean
      modes of transportation
      Stacks Image 1467
      Stacks Image 1473
      Tip Title
      An 856 is also referred to as an Advance Ship Notice (ASN)
      Tip Title
      A single 850 can involve three or more other EDI documents before an order is completed
      Tip Title
      Some trading partners have eliminated the 810 entirely. They will remit payment based on the contents of the 856. We can automatically create the 810 based on the 856 and send it to your trading partner.
      Tip Title
      We can automatically create the 855 based on the 850 and send it to your trading partner
      Tip Title
      An 850 often becomes a 940 before it reaches the warehouse
      Tip Title
      The 945 produced by the warehouse often becomes an 856 before it's sent back to the trading partner
      Tip Title
      The 846 is more prevalent as a result of eCommerce. Customers want their shopping cart system to be as up to date as possible
      Are you using two or more EDI service providers? It costs you money and requires extra training, time and effort to keep up. You might think you have no choice – but you really do.

      Even though some retailers may endorse a particular EDI service provider, Avalon connects to those very same retailers every day. See our list of retailer connections.

      If you're using a retailer portal like WalMart Retail Link or Amazon Vendor Central, you may not know they give you the option to bypass their portal and use Avalon instead – all you have to do is ask.

      By consolidating all your connections you only need one service – Avalon

      Avalon is available for a flat monthly fee. See our flat rate service plans or reach out to us and see how much you can save.
      If you haven’t changed your EDI provider in the last three years or longer, now is the ideal time to take advantage of lower costs. At Integral Group we can deliver real savings through our EDI for a flat monthly fee plans. Even if you’re outsourcing EDI to another company, get an instant quote for Avalon and compare.

      It costs you $0 to switch to Integral Group from an in-house EDI system or another EDI service provider.

      There are no trading partner setup fees, no mapping fees, no transaction fees, no VAN fees and no long term contract. You pay a flat monthly fee for all your EDI activity and that’s it!

      Once you make the switch you won’t have to worry about escalating EDI costs again.