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How Does an EDI System Work? Everything You Should Know

The market for EDI software is worth $1,547.2 million and expected to reach $3,451.3 million by 2027. Businesses continue to adopt this new technology to save time …

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AdvanceFirst Oils The Wheels Of Progress

A Major Oil producer, who have been a client of AdvanceFirst since 2003, have, over the years, extended the solution across their entire European infrastructure. …

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5 Reasons Why You Need EDI for Amazon Orders to Keep Up

In 2018 over 1.8 billion people were shopping online. That number is steadily increasing. By 2021 e-retail sales are expected to make $4.8 trillion dollars. Have you …

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Electronic Data Interchange 101: What Does It Mean To Be EDI Capable?

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the lynchpin of modern business communication. This may seem strange to hear, as even successful entrepreneurs don’t immediately recognise the …

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5 EDI Software Trends to Look Out For

Are you curious as to how EDI marketing will look in the future? If so we are here to make the future clearer by providing …

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Ring Automotive (an Osram company) motors forward with Intercept-400

Ring Automotive, a well-known leading product supplier to the aftermarket, has been a client of AdvanceFirst for some 17 years! Users of the highly established …

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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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