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7-Step Checklist for SAP B2B “Ecosystem” Integration

Posted by Daniel Ford on Thu, Feb 04, 2016


Regardless of whether you are an existing SAP client or thinking about becoming one, at some point your ERP system is going to need data from your “ecosystem” in order to perform its functions. Your ecosystem is the collection of companies that you depend on to operate your company. This includes your banking relationships, your logistics vendors, your customers and your suppliers. It can even include the government.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, EDI integration, managed services, SAP B1, B2B managed services, SAP HANA

EDI Enters its 4th Age: the Managed Services Age — Part 2

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The following is part two of a two-part series, "EDI Enters its Fourth Age: the Managed Services Age." To read part one of the series, click here.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, EDI integration, managed services, Four ages of EDI, managed services age

EDI Enters its 4th Age: the Managed Services Age — Part 1

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is now over 50 years old and it has become the predominate international mechanism for how companies formally convey business and financial information amongst customers and suppliers. The standards and technologies used to implement EDI have evolved during this time and there have been three distinct Ages in the evolution of inter-enterprise communications:  

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, EDI integration, managed services, value-added network, pioneer age, Four ages of EDI, internet age

DiCentral Appoints Chuck Adams as EVP of Delivery and Professional Services

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Dec 08, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Adams as EVP of delivery and professional services. Adams brings an impressive set of management credentials and over 30 years of experience in the delivery of B2B supply chain solutions, as well as extensive experience in corporate strategy, organization, and operations. 

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, managed services, supply chain management, DiCentral professional services, Chuck Adams

Arhaus Utilizes DiCentral's Managed EDI Services — Realizes Major Benefits

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Nov 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Arhaus, a leading provider of unique, high quality, well-designed home furnishings, has successfully implemented and utilized DiCentral's Managed Services solution to increase efficiencies and streamline critical business processes.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, managed services, Arhaus, supply chain integration, DiCentral Managed Services

DiCentral Named 2015 Green Supply Chain Award Winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for the Third Consecutive Year

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

We are proud to announce that DiCentral has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the highly coveted 2015Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award winners! 

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Green Supply Chain Award, supply chain integration

DiCentral exhibiting this week at the RVCF Annual Fall Conference

Posted by Daniel Ford on Mon, Nov 09, 2015

We're in Scottsdale, Arizona, this week exhibiting at the 2015 RVCF Annual Fall Conference! If you are attending, be sure to stop by booth #32 and chat with our supply chain integration experts about DiCentral's solutions that help to enhance collaboration and communication between retailers and their vendors.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, vendor compliance, retail EDI, RVCF Annual Fall Conference, supply chain integration

DiCentral and Emori Partner to Create & Sell Solutions to Enhance SAP Business One

Posted by Daniel Ford on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

We are pleased to announce that DiCentral and Emori, a leading value-added reseller and consultant for the SAP Business One application in Japan, have established a partnership to create and co-sell solutions designed to enhance SAP Business One. With these solutions that extend the supply chain management functionality of SAP Business One, customers will be better able to meet the electronic data interchange (EDI) requirements of large retailers.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, B2B integration, SAP Business One, Emori, supply chain integration

DiCentral Prize Giveaway Winner at QuickBooks Connect 2015

Posted by Daniel Ford on Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Amazon's Jennifer Krane is the lucky winner of the DiCentral $100 Visa gift card giveaway at QuickBooks Connect 2015! We hope you enjoy the gift card, Jennifer!

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, ERP integration, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks ERP, QuickBooks Connect 2015

Best Practices for Vendors — Selecting the Right ERP to Integrate with Your EDI System

Posted by Daniel Ford on Fri, Oct 30, 2015

One of the most critical investments that you can make for your business is choosing the right ERP system. As is often the case, most growing businesses are using ERP systems that were purchased some time ago, and eventually it becomes apparent that the ERP is simply no longer meeting the needs of the company. It’s true that QuickBooks and other accounting systems can handle business needs for a considerable time, but as a business grows its needs become more complex. And, inevitably, most businesses find that their EDI systems have become far more complex than their accounting systems.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, ERP integration, supply chain integration, Vendor best practices

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