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JRX Services, LLC
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Factors to consider when choosing an EDI Solution

Transaction Volume:  Approximately how many EDI transactions (Purchase Orders, Invoices, etc.) will you be sending and receiving each day, week, or month?  Do you expect your volume to increase substantially in the next year or so?  Is the EDI solution robust enough to meet your company’s needs, now and into the future, but not expensive “overkill”?

Staff Requirements:  What personnel, and level of experience, will be required to administer the EDI solution?

Compatibility:  Will the solution meet all of your trading partners’ EDI requirements, as well as your own?  Does the EDI provider have experience in your industry, or with your trading partners?

Integration:   Do you intend for EDI documents to be seamlessly integrated into and out of your current order processing and/or accounting software?  If so, does the EDI solution have this capability, and does the EDI provider have experience with your software system?

Implementation Time and Cost:  Does the proposed solution include everything you need for a quick and painless implementation:  Software, installation and startup services, trading partner setup, training, maintenance, and support?  How long should it take to be fully operational with EDI, and how much will it cost?

Support: How will ongoing support be handled?  Does it require on-site visits, or can it be handled remotely?  What days and hours is support available?  Are there any added costs?

Technology: Will the EDI solution be adaptable to changing standards and methods of communication?

Routing: How will your EDI documents be routed to and from your trading partners?   If a Value Added Network (VAN) is required, what are your options?  Is direct communication over the internet available?

References: Who are some other companies with requirements similar to yours that are using this EDI solution?


What to Consider When Choosing an EDI Solution

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