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Traditional EDI and the Evolution Towards Real-Time Data Exchange (RTDE)

Keeping pace with growing customer expectations for ever shorter delivery times, quality of service and responsiveness is a constant challenge for any commercial organisation. More …

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7 Factors to Consider When Choosing EDI Software

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing EDI Software

Are you looking to implement EDI software in your business? Are you feeling a bit lost? There are a number of different types of EDI …

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EDI Integration

The Ultimate Guide to EDI Integration

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a communications technology that’s used to exchange business-related documents between parties via computers. An EDI system can translate documents from one company …

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The Best EDI Technologies You Need to Know About

The cost of doing business in the UK continues to rise year after year. You run a successful company, but to stay competitive you must watch your …

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In-house vs Managed Service EDI

Many companies have been doing EDI for up to 30 years, or even longer, and when it all started the options were limited to In-house …

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¬The Importance of First Class Customer Care

The Importance of First Class Customer Care

Differentiating our company from the competition “People buy from People” is a phrase I hear all too often. However just how many of us truly …

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If an Uber turned up with ‘L’-plates on it, would you get in?

I suspect that the answer ranges from “probably not” to a resounding “no!”.  However, let me explain the reason behind asking this rather strange question.  It all comes down to confidence.  In most important things in life, the preference is towards having confidence in service providers. 

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7 Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain Performance

According to a 2017 study, 57 percent of businesses globally regard their supply chain as a competitive advantage. Globalisation and continually evolving customer expectations are pressuring supply …

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Why now is the time for Wholesalers to take EDI onboard

Why now is the time for Wholesalers to take EDI onboard!

Introduction Today, most, if not all, larger wholesalers, particularly those in the food and food-related industries, have adopted Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) as the de …

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EDI Experiences – Lessons learnt after 33 years experience of working with EDI Technology

The whole concept of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) emerged properly for the first time in the early 80’s and due to some very clear and …

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6 Tips for Successful Amazon EDI Integration

Are you ready to automate your orders with Amazon? If yes, it’s time to move to Amazon EDI. If you sell large quantities of products …

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The Strategic Vs Tactical approach to Supply Chain Integration

The Strategic Vs Tactical approach to Supply Chain Integration

For all the technical historians out there who were young enough to remember the birth of EDI, you will recall it emerged in the mid …

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The Perfect Order

In Pursuit of the Perfect Order

In the efficient supply chain, “Perfect Orders” can perhaps be described as those which pass seamlessly from the point at which they are received, through …

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CORONAVIRUS )covid-19)

AdvanceFirst Technologies – COVID-19 Latest Update

Dear Valued Client, Following up on my previous message regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and our ability to get through this difficult time successfully together, I …

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What Are EDI Managed Services? Your Questions, Answered

Most companies transact over half of their revenue via some sort of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) operation. This serves a critical purpose for infrastructure logistics and business …

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Prevention

Challenging Times – Is Your Supply Chain Coping With Covid-19?

Covid-19 is bringing new and varied challenges into the day-to-day business operations of companies around the world on an unprecedented scale. It can be said …

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Breaking the myth of a win-win supply chain that benefits consumers, retailers, suppliers and…you

Most companies in today’s market already have to comply with systems implemented by their upstream partners. This is more than mere order processing. It’s revolutionary …

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COVID-19 Update – AdvanceFirst Technologies Business Continuity

Hello to all AdvanceFirst clients, These are difficult times for all businesses at the moment due to the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). A situation …

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