Why You Need EDI and Don’t Even Know it Yet

Let’s suppose your company is selling a product, and it’s really taking off. It doesn’t matter what that product is, just that your existing sales channels are on fire, and you know you could sell more if you could access a bigger customer base.

Then one Tuesday morning, you win a contract to supply a big retail store. Will you be able to start fulfilling purchase orders Tuesday afternoon?

Not likely. For many big retailers, you’ll need to arrange a specific type of online connection for exchanging purchase orders, invoices and other data electronically between you and that retailer, according to that retailer’s specifications: an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) connection.

Business owners don’t know what EDI is until they reach this point. The technology itself is not as important as what it lets them accomplish. But paying an EDI-provider to configure software and test the software can be expensive, and using it can be a hassle. Unless it’s integrated EDI.

The Cin7 EDI Integration Webinar

Cin7 provides native EDI for a growing list of big retailers, online marketplaces, and 3PL providers. Cin7’s EDI integration eliminates the need for suppliers to buy separate technology solutions, or to waste time processing purchase orders and invoices in two separate systems.

Cin7 will hold its final webinar for 2016 on Friday, December 16 at 11 a.m. NZDT to look into Cin7’s native EDI Integration. This webinar is designed for business owners with no prior knowledge of the subject.

The session will begin with the foundations of EDI, who uses it and why, how integrated EDI can save businesses money, and how EDI works in Cin7.

If you already sell to supermarkets, big box retailers or department stores, or you might do so in the future, this webinar is definitely for you.

Then we’ll wrap up with some Q & A.

If you’re interested, sign up for the webinar now. If you can’t make it on Friday? Sign up anyway and we’ll send you the recording via email so you don’t miss out.

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