Getting More from Your Systems with EDI

Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA

Just about every company these days use a multitude of systems to get the most from their business model. For the most part, these offer a number of benefits that ensure things run smoothly and companies get their needs fulfilled.

However, there can be too much of a good thing, especially where many of these electronic applications are involved. Some systems don’t play well with others, so people are employed to bridge the gap. Of course, this then leaves companies open to human error.

Fortunately, there is EDI. Electronic Data Interchange software ensures vendor compliance when two different systems are exchanging with one another. That because this technology helps two completely different types of software communicate with one another without issue. Instead of having a person handle the scan verify process, which could involve two separate tech points, EDI handles it seamlessly. This means it happens immediately and without issue.

Wal-Mart put EDI on the map years ago when they discovered this amazing technology and implemented it to help increase their efficiency. Since then, more and more companies have begun making the shift too. In the end, you might find that EDI is just as important to your business’ success as the software you’re using it to manage.


When it comes to an EDI service bureau, you can’t go wrong with Act Data Services Inc. The company has unrivaled experience in the industry, meaning there isn’t a question they can’t answer or a resource they won’t be able to provide.