You may be using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) within your business already but there is an option for you to integrate it with Sage? Sage EDI is already very well known I the industry and it can bring many benefits if you were to choose to introduce it into your company. Sage EDI is and can contribute hugely to the success of your business but first you may want to take the time to understand exactly what it is.
Electronic Data Interchange integration with Sage allows for automation and exchange of business documents between companies in an electronic format. It will allow for all information to be available to your employees across all departments and it replaces traditional paper forms and email exchanges of documents by integrating your accounts software. By doing this it speeds up the ordering process and also reduces the margin for human errors or mistakes that could happen when doing things manually. This software has been adapted by a wide range of large companies, they use EDI as part of their terms of trading and when they deal with their suppliers, they require that they too are EDI compliant. EDI is not restricted to retail businesses either, it can be adapted by various companies in the industry sectors, from high tech, automotive and financial companies. Many suppliers to the larger companies are smaller in comparison and they would use a sage account, this is why it is beneficial to your company to have a secure and reliable solution such as Sage EDI.
For your business to continue to grow and develop you want to have margins for profitability, ultimately its profit that can expand the company. This is one of the many benefits to your business if you choose to integrate Sage with EDI, it will help with a substantial reduction in costs. This is due to the fact that by using electronic data there is no more need for storing papers, filing and postage. It also means that your company will run more efficiently so shipping charges and return costs for incorrect orders will be eliminated. It will also speed up business process and reduces transaction errors, these errors are usually made when data has to be re-keyed into another system but all data is contained on the same software. Your company will experience shortened delivery time with goods and lead times are also shortened with product delivery and enhancements. Accounts integration also helps on a strategic level because it offers real-time analysis of transactions and it can help corporate responsibility by reducing your carbon footprint. Most importantly it can bring companies together and allow them to work more closely together. To be able to run and expand your business venture then you are left in no doubt that integrating Sage with Edi is the best step forward to help with expansion and growth of your business, to help with saving money and ultimately making things far easier for yourself and your employees.
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