Web EDI Solutions
Whether you’re looking for a solution to trade with your suppliers or as a supplier who needs to trade with multiple customers B2BE’s Web EDI solution allows buyers and suppliers to easily trade electronically simply and quickly.
The self-service, simple-to-use interface allows your business to support your customers’ EDI requirements quickly with no hardware. Web EDI is easy to use, accessible anywhere and means less manual documents and less errors.
Trading with suppliers or customers using paper based document management solutions is slow and cumbersome and in some instances, such as ASN’s not possible to support making it more difficult to trade.
Like any manual process the chance of errors are higher. This increases risk, documents may be distributed to the wrong supplier or customer and the chances of deliveries being impeded are greater.
Documents distributed manually also create more challenges to make them visible to all parties associated with the transaction. There are more chances of documents going missing which means they need to re-sent which can also add time to the processing of goods and services and availability of stock.
Many buyers will only trade with suppliers electronically. This approach is spreading more rapidly as solutions are in place to make this easier to do. Suppliers who do not run sophisticated ERP or business systems or can’t warrant the investment in a fully integrated EDI solution need alternatives.
Our Web EDI, Web Trader solution means you don’t need to invest in fully integrated EDI solutions as a supplier to trade with your customers or as a buyer you can provide alternative electronic trading means to your suppliers.
Web EDI is browser-based, allowing the user to navigate seamlessly through the online browser-based interface, making electronic trading intuitive and efficient for both buyers and suppliers. Meaning, as a supplier it’s easy to comply with electronic trading or as a buyer you can set the rules and how the system should function.
Multi Document Creation
Each trading partner has a different set of documents that may make up a transaction. This is easily configured based on each buyer’s requirements for electronic trading allowing the facilitate of exchange of orders, invoices and various business documents quickly and easily, streamlining communication between buyers and suppliers.
B2BE’s Web EDI is fully configurable and rules-based. Each document within a transaction set can be defined and the behaviour configured to ensure only valid variables can be entered or used to ensure accuracy when documents are created.
Complex transaction support
The Web EDI solution supports any transaction set, it can also support complex document requirements. Multiple POA’s, POC’s ASN’s and Invoices, for example. This can be configured based on the buyer’s business processes which reflects how a buyer buys and and expects goods to be shipped.
Alerts and Notifications
No one wants to watch an application all day. B2BE’s Web EDI can notify you as and when transactions are available so they can be managed promptly and you can spend your time focusing on other priorities.
Web EDI means as a buyer you have the means to trade 100% electronically with suppliers and as a seller you can support buyer’s needs.
Easy to use
The system being browser based means it’s easy to use, intuitive and based on the buyer’s rules means documents and response documents are easy to create with no ambiguity which means the supply of goods is more efficient and faster.
Easy on-boarding of suppliers
If you’re a buyer the Web EDI solution enables you to offer an alternative way to trade with your supplier’s for suppliers who aren’t capable of full EDI trading or trade with you in a limited way, the long tail. On-boarding new suppliers is fast and simple and getting a new supplier up and running is a matter of minutes rather than days or weeks.
Easy on-boarding of customers
If you’re a supplier and you need to trade with your customers to either be compliant or to streamline some of your trading arrangements then Web EDI is similarly easy to add new customers to the environment so you can trade with them faster.
Full audit trail
Web EDI is fully auditable and maintains all the documents within the system so historical documents are available and if they form a part of a transaction set they’re linked so you can see documents you received and sent so the solution is fully auditable and easy to track and trace historic documents.
As the Web EDI solution is browser-based this means you can access the system anywhere. Customer Service personnel can manage orders from the office and warehouse staff can manage elements of the transaction set from a warehouse.
Web EDI and EDI combined
Some sellers can handle some documents within their ERP or business system so this can be a fully integrated EDI solution. Whereas, they may not be able to produce other documents easily or a third party shipper, for example handles certain aspects. As a supplier you need to still create these documents. The B2BE Web EDI and EDI solutions can work together so some elements are integrated whereas others are Web EDI based.