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Download PDF EDI Modernization Strategy: Five Decision Factors

Modernizing EDI expands B2B integration and automation capabilites beyond classic EDI, while reducing the cost and complexity of partner onboarding and operations. But, how can a business determine whether and how to modernize and extend its EDI capabilities?

Learn the five questions to ask yourself to identify and prioritize your company's EDI modernization objectives. * Registration required.

Download PDF Service Level Agreements for B2B Integration: Managing Compliance Risks

Meeting trading partner SLAs is important to nearly all companies. Failure to comply can limit activities like order filling and claim settlement, and can even lead to the loss of an existing customer and new business opportunities.

Learn to avoid 4 critical SLA risks, and how you can better manage your B2B integrations to remove costly SLA errors and slow compliance. * Registration required.

Download PDF Best Practices for EDI-as-a-Service: Planning and Evaluation

Detecting differences between vendors offering EDI-as-a-Service can be difficult. Choosing the wrong service option could potentially lead to transaction failure, cash flow disruption, and even loss of future business. Learn 10 best practices to follow when planning and evaluating EDI services to avoid jeopardizing business operations and trading partner relationships due to poor performance or lack of control. * Registration required.

Download PDF 3 Keys to Rapid EDI Modernization for JD Edwards

Computing platform replacements and enterprise application upgrades are important internal drivers for modernizing IT systems and processes. JD Edwards customers typically face both of these modernization drivers - sometimes simultaneously. Learn 3 key best practices to reducing the time, effort, risk, and overall cost of JD Edwards integrations. * Registration required.

Modernizing EDI: How to Cut Migration & On-boarding Costs by 50%

When migrating trading partners that use common EDI transaction sets, creating a single base template can not only help reduce the time and cost of the migration project, but continue to reduce costs by cutting the time needed for new partner on-boarding. This third part of the Modernizing EDI series reviews suggested best practices to migrate existing trading partners, and on-board new ones, in less time than conventional methods. 
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Download PDF Modernizing EDI: Best Practices for Project Planning and Migration

Businesses that invest in modern EDI capabilities are more agile, more scalable and efficient, and easier to do business with. Realizing the full benefit of Modern EDI ultimately requires migration of existing EDI infrastructure, implementation assets, and processes. This second part of the Modernizing EDI series covers proven best practices that can reduce risk and make it easier to achieve your EDI modernization goals. * Registration required.

Download PDF Modernizing EDI: Drivers, Options, and Success Factors

Modern technical innovations are affecting transaction protocols, document types, communication methods, security, and the "interfaces" available for integration. With such dramatic changes, many businesses are discovering that their current EDI solutions are simply not keeping up. * Registration required.

Download PDF Best Practices for On-Boarding Trading Partners

Integration expert, author and speaker, Nahid Jilovec, outlines several challenges companies face when on-boarding new trading partners. Her insight into solving these challenges are broken down into 6 best practices to increasing the speed and accuracy of trading partner on-board trading, while meeting current customer SLA data requirements.* Registration required.

Download PDF Integration Beyond EDI: Four Critical Success Factors

Too many companies overlook high-value opportunities to automate integration of applications, data, external partners and cloud services. And where broader automation agendas do exist, piecemeal implementation strategies frequently limit the extent to which automation is achievable and inflate the costs of integration delivery and maintenance. In this EXTOL white paper, we compare EDI integration with other business integration models, and identify four keys to achieving broader business automation, “beyond EDI”. * Registration required.

Integration Consequences of Replacing Legacy Applications

When changes in business require the replacement of legacy applications, your strategy should consider all impacted areas, including other applications, your infrastructure, integrations, technology stack, security and skills.

In this white paper, award-winning e-commerce author, Nahid Jilovec, provides 8 tips to:

  • Avoid high risk and cost with proper analysis and planning techniques
  • Establish a sequence of application replacement tasks
  • Adopt integration best practices to drive greater efficiency
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Download PDF Mapping Strategies for e-Business Integration

Data transformation mapping for B2B, application, data, and cloud is a major source of integration cost and errors, in many businesses.

In his latest white paper, Jim O’Leary, Vice President of Product Strategy for EXTOL International, explains the benefits of “scalable” mapping strategies that combine mapping patterns and automated assistance to create working maps in minutes or hours, rather than days. * Registration required.

Download PDF Top Ten "Must Haves" of an Integration Solution

As companies consider the vast amount of solutions available to become fully integrated, they might try to reduce their cost by combining several specific types of integration solutions, known as point solutions. This approach oftentimes over extends the capabilities of each integration, leading businesses to again search for a more comprehensive integration solution.

In order to truly streamline processes and get the most timely and accurate information, consider the following “must have” integration approaches outlined in a white paper by Nahid Jilovec, that will help you identify which solution will best meet all business and technical requirements.
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