Information is the engine that powers society, and it is no different for order fulfillment providers who use the information to help clients.
Although there are many ways to share information and communicate, Alentix uses cloud-based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). This system is growing in popularity and embraced by small and medium-sized business. We see this system as an asset to business growth.
EDI allows one company to send information to another company electronically. This process does away with doing business through paper communications, which is much slower and is a drawback in today’s competitive retail environment.
EDI has changed how businesses track their daily in-house operations. And the system also allows business owners to stay in contact with their trading partners. These partners include their carriers, vendors, suppliers, customers, as well as any other stakeholders. We help our clients can use this communications system to streamline their operations.
“Instead of scrambling, you’ll have a bird’s eye view on your operation right from the EDI,” Alentix points out on its website at Alentix.com.
This system of sharing information is valuable in our order fulfillment industry. Alentix uses EDI as a central system to connect, monitor and to remain aware of company processes.
It also allows our clients to send shipping notifications, place orders, fulfill those orders, and generate invoices. Our clients can also automate some of those tasks just by exchanging data between applications across a supply chain.
Electronic Data Interchange is not new. It has been around for decades and is used mostly in B2B transactions. But it is now becoming an integral part of the e-commerce business. EDI is a more secure and timely way to send important business data.
Benefits of EDI
The advantages of EDI are staggering for our clients and the future of their businesses. This tool not only simplifies their business operation but is save them time and money.
At Alentix, which is owned by Community Transport Services, LLC, we use EDI to cut down on the use of paper, reduce human errors, and streamline our operation. Order fulfillment is complex, and if the different parts are not working in concert, you will have problems.
Other benefits of EDI include:
- Reducing administrative, resource and maintenance costs
- Using AI and Machine Learning to operate a more efficient operation
- Monitoring the work of vendors, suppliers and carriers from one system
- Using EDI-generated reports and analytics to make business decisions
- Making sure that crucial business information gets sent on time
- Allowing easy integration with new retail partners to improve business growth
- Allowing companies to automate data exchange between supply chain processes
- Lowering operating costs
- Improving the speed of the business cycle which is critical to the growth of small retail business owners faced with the cost of digitizing their transactions
We know the value EDI at Alentix and how it can help businesses succeed. It is a flexible system that can be tailored to your business needs, whether you are a startup or a veteran business owner.