EDI Implementation Process may vary from company to company based on their business needs. Below are some of the basic stages of EDI implementation.
Preparing back end Applications/ ERP to consume or produce application files
Choosing and Sizing the right Hardware to withstand document volume
Drawing up architectural designs to implement a robust and secure system
Setting Up time lines – Project Management
Choosing the right Translator
Choosing the right Gateway
Identifying EDI standards as per your business needs
Identifying the right Team or Implantation Partner
Developing process workflows
Customizing EDI translator to your needs
Creating EDI Implementation guidelines
Creating Mapping Requirements Specifications (MRS)
Developing Translation Maps
Setting Up Trading Partner Relationships
Developing 997 Functional Acknowledgement generation and reconciliation
Setting up Communication Protocols – SFTP, AS2 or VAN
Performing Unit Tests of process workflows
Performing Unit Tests of Translation Maps
Performing connectivity tests with Trading Partners and back end ERP/ Applications
997 Functional Acknowledgement generation and reconciliation
Integration Testing with back end Application/ ERP and trading Partners.
Processing both EDI and paper documents until you and your trading partner are satisfied and comfortable with the new process. All users from affected departments must be involved with parallel processing.
On-going 24x7 Operational Support