As the need to involve our clients wider supply chain grows, inevitably it involves AFT providing solutions to many more small to medium sized companies.
The AP2P (Advance Purchase to Pay) solution provides the appropriate EDI software solution for all sizes of companies.
For the smaller users who may not have expensive technology, maybe nothing more than just a browser on a laptop, our Advance Web Trader (AWT) solution is perfect.
The two biggest issues standing in the way of 100% EDI supply chain integration are those of COST and COMPLEXITY.
Advance Web Trader is designed to overcome these two problems by providing the trading hub with a tailored secure website into which it deposits orders for typically small to medium sized suppliers.
These suppliers can then utilise any standard PC with a web browser to access the website and download trading documents such as orders and remittance advices, whilst at the same time creating other trading documents such as invoices, or advance shipping notifications to their customer.
This issue is overcome by the supplier not needing any specialist software and the use of the Web Trader system can be minimal depending on the wishes of the customer.
Is overcome very easily as the supplier only needs a PC and a web browser to access the secure website.
If your company has a trading community it would like to trade with electronically, gaining all the associated benefits, such as simplified trading processes and an improved, more responsive supply chain, then you should be talking to AdvanceFirst Technologies.
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.
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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