Why Activating and Maintaining Integrated EDI Trading Relationships are Difficult

Setting up of integrated trading relationships—“onboarding” in EDI lingo—requires a special brand of diligence and patience. Once implemented, changes that require skilled maintenance are inevitable. Here are some of the factors. Multiple Parties At least two entities, the buyer’s and seller’s EDI departments, must be involved in establishing electronic connections for trade. Often there are […]

The Services Dimension of Cloud Delivery – EDI Example

With its tremendous rise in popularity, vendors of all stripes are scrambling to position their offerings in the cloud. We’ll save definitions of the flavors of cloud implementations that are out there for another blog post. Just keep in mind that virtually all solution vendors are coming from a software development background. Since software is traditionally installed […]

Are Hosted, SaaS, Cloud, and Managed EDI Services the same?

Hosted, SaaS, and Cloud Defined “Hosted” customarily means applications installed and managed off premise, but with software licensed by the end user. Software as a Service, or “SaaS,” indicates subscription to shared applications that are only available online, and not as licensed, installed software. “Cloud” refers to computing power supplied by a shared, utility-like infrastructure […]