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Managed Services

Managed IT Services

From endless map updates and spec changes to errors and testing, management of EDI operations can be complicated and time-consuming. Free yourself from the day-to-day trials and tribulations of maintaining an Electronic Data Interchange system with managed services from Effective Data. Monitoring and managing business-to-business integration environment requires continuous investments in specialized technologies and trained professionals. They typically need to integrate with both legacy and next-generation technologies across a comprehensive partner ecosystem.

Managed services from Effective Data shield you from business-to-business integration environment management complexities, allowing you to focus on core business activities. Our team of experts has extensive EDI experience, and they respond to any issues that arise.

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EDI is essential to the function of most companies. Without EDI, or with a poorly functioning system, business growth suffers. In a do-it-yourself or in-house setup, you and your staff are responsible for providing the translation hardware and software, communication network management, mapping, IT, and technical support. These are all the major components necessary for EDI to take place between you and your customers.

That’s just the starting point, however. You may have to help business partners implement the system at their end, and possibly even build it for them. You’ll have to do this with each trading partner, and it will continue as your trading community evolves, grows, and changes.

To avoid these exhaustive and costly tasks that, in most cases, are not integral to core business functions, many companies ultimately decide to utilize a third-party or outsourced provider for EDI system monitoring, management, and upkeep.

Effective Data’s full-service EDI solution provides the technology necessary to do business with any retailer, and an expert team to do the legwork of operating and maintaining the EDI system on your behalf. Benefits of our managed services include:

  • Ensure inbound and outbound documents are sent and received successfully
  • Monitor the translation process for inbound and outbound data
  • Manage automated processes and reporting within the EDI application
  • Track the processing of files to and from your ERP
  • Apply patches to keep applications current
  • Add new trading partners
  • Ensure smooth onboarding

Why Effective Data?

Effective Data has been a pioneer in the electronic-commerce-consulting arena since 1991. Our core competency is developing and managing technically robust EDI solutions.

We serve clients in multiple industries with customers around the world, so we have a firm understanding of what’s needed for businesses to communicate quickly and efficiently. Our end-to-end EDI platform of solutions and services seamlessly integrates with multiple ERPs.

  • Minimize IT expenditures
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Ensure EDI efficiency and compliance
  • Resolve critical issues quickly
  • Quickly add trading partners
  • Manage partner requirements
  • Scale your EDI infrastructure when your business grows
  • Maintain secure, up-to-date EDI communications across your business and with all partners

 

Take business-to-business communications to the next level with managed services from Effective Data. We leverage expert people, processes, and technologies to optimize daily EDI-related data exchange and integration. Give us a call to learn more about our managed services.

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