EDI has proven to be cost effective. EDI expedites document processing. EDI eliminates or reduces keying of information and manual exchange of information. This process is time consuming and prone to human error. Save money on paper, document mailing, FAX, etc. EDI will help you to productively use the manual hours rather than performing redundant activities. Effectively track and manage order and their responses. Thus, improving your profit and productivity.
EDI helps you to efficiently and accurately process business documents automatically. EDI reduces document processing time, which reduces order cycle time. Other costs that can be reduced are transportation costs via better planning and management of transportation. improved business process would provide information faster and with more accuracy for determining demand levels, etc. This will result in better customer service. EDI will lead to faster resolution of administrative issues and highest level of data accuracy.
Large retailers, carriers, manufacturers and distributors expect their supplier or customers to be EDI compliant. Trading partners expect to choose suppliers based on ability to do business efficiently. EDI will enable your future growth and expansion with efficient processes. So, it is better to develop your EDI capabilities proactively.