Many small to mid-sized retailers shy away from implementing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) within their business, it’s often believed to be something only their larger competitors can benefit from. However, EDI is becoming increasingly popular with small to mid-sized retailers and it’s easy to see why.
That’s why we teamed up with EDI providers, B2BGateway for our ‘Eliminating errors with EDI and retail software’ webinar.
We were joined by Louisa Gooding, Director of Strategic Relationships at B2BGateway who alongside our Product Marketing Manager, Kenny Johnson, shared their industry insights on using EDI to support your business.
Put simply, EDI is the secure and automated exchange of electronic documents, such as purchase orders, invoices and delivery notes.
Brightpearl’s integrated order management and accounting means that you will be able to manage your orders and invoicing over EDI in a single platform. Here is sample workflow available with Brightpearl connected to B2BGateway:
As you can see there are no emails, spreadsheets or faxes involved in the process of your larger wholesale customers placing orders from you which means much faster fulfillment times, fewer errors and ultimately, a lower cost of doing business and superior customer service.
With so many benefits it’s easy to see why more and more mid-sized retailers are implementing EDI. In retail, time and reputation are often the most precious things to you and your business. Using EDI can save time by eliminating the need for spreadsheets and workflows and emails, and maintain your reputation by reducing the risk of delivery delays, admin errors and over-selling.
If you’d like to find out more about integrating EDI with Brightpearl, you can contact a specialist here.