Companies still generate high costs resulting from manual processing of orders and invoices, printing and filing of confirmations. As an alternative, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) can be used to digitally dispatch orders, dispatch notifications and invoices using a range of transmission paths while processing them automatically. EDI is a convincing option in that it considerably reduces costs and saves significant amounts of time and effort needed for your processes. Besides decreasing error rate and increasing efficiency, it results in strategic advantages for your company.
Unlike traditional transfer channels, EDI transactions are standardised and only take seconds to process. This enables you to react faster and more flexibly and helps ensure a smooth, coordinated business process.
If your current ERP system does not support EDI, you may nevertheless use an EDI solution by outsourcing to us. We will be happy to advise you how you can easily link up EDI to your ERP system using our EDI infrastructure.
Why not simplify your complete business process spanning ordering, shipping through to payment by implementing our EDI solution?
There is an immense savings potential to be realized from eliminating the numerous manual workflow steps such as printing, sorting, searching, internal allocation or manual transmission. We can help you automate your processes so that you save time and third-party costs.
EDI messages are transmitted electronically in a standardised form. This enables you to increase operating speed and minimise processing errors using fully or partially automated processes and integrated checking mechanisms.
By using the proper communication channels, an effective and verified message transmission to and from your customers or suppliers is ensured. As a result searching for lost documents becomes history!
National and international legal requirements may stipulate that invoices or delivery notes and orders have to be checked by public authorities. By using our EDI solution, we ensure data transfer processes that are in compliance with governmental regulations.
We keep track of the numerous existing document and many electronic message types, as well as the conversion needed for each message type of certain formats.
Rely on CPA's know-how and decades of experience! Using us as your EDI provider, you can focus on your core business – by outsourcing to CPA.
The conversion into different data formats is the core task of an EDI converter – that is what makes EDI possible in the first place. The EDI converter receives standardised data, reworks it automatically into another defined data structure and sends this data to another system. The recipient or source on one side can be your customer or supplier.
On the other, our EDI solutions connect the EDI converter directly to the ERP system, for example your cpa.ShoeFactory or SAP. EDI communication with the customer or supplier takes place in close coordination with the respective business partners via different transmission paths, for example email, AS2, OFTP2 or https.
As XRechnungen (invoices compliant with the German legal e-invoicing standard) is now standard for invoicing the German public sector, we have expanded our EDI converter. As a result, you can also invoice public authorities and public clients and transmit them electronically.
CPA’s EDI converter is operated on our premises in our data centre, meaning the server is located in Germany and the protection of your data is guaranteed in accordance with DSGVO (German Data Protection Act). You also have the option of directly viewing the status of your messages or their content at any time via a web interface.
And should there ever be a problem with the EDI converter, the short distance to CPA’s data centre facilitates fast and uncomplicated communication and solutions.
Our in-house EDI team has in-depth expertise that enables professional processing with fast response times and good accessibility. CPA staff take on all tasks that arise, such as customer communication, configuring up new EDI customers or suppliers, adapting existing messages to changed data structures, and – needless to say – setting up new data structures and monitoring message statuses. This frees you up to concentrate on what you do best – your business.
"Thanks to ShoeFactory, we can portray our standard business processes in one system ‒ from production planning to the B2B shop. Thanks to multiple process standardisation, the implementation of new EDI processes using the ECC* was likewise very simple to implement on our side."
*ECC: European Clearing Center
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