EDI and eCommerce Consulting
With so much emphasis on electronic business-to-business transactions in today's economy, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) continues to be a major force, driving a multi-billion dollar industry each year. And as more businesses adopt eCommerce strategies, these technologies will continue to grow in importance.
Whether you are already using EDI or eCommerce transactions in your business or you are just starting to explore the benefits for your business, Kissinger can help you develop, implement, and manage your approach. Engage Kissinger for every kind of EDI—or eCommerce-related consulting project. Our consultants and programmers are experts skilled in solving business challenges related to:
- EDI systems design
- Customization of EDI systems
- Data transformation and integration
- SQL database design and programming
- XML message integration
- ANSI X12 standards implementation
- Website data integration
- Web services
- and more...
Types of EDI and eCommerce Consulting
Trading Partner Testing Services
Completing a successful testing process is required to establish an approved trading relationship with your EDI partners. Trading partner testing involves establishing with each partner that EDI communications are working, especially at the document level. You need to know that traded documents conform to the formats required by each trading partner, and see that they're carrying all required information in the right places.
Trading partner document testing is a highly regulated process. Each trading partner has their own set of rules on how testing is conducted and what constitutes success. And because this process is generally performed only when new documents are brought online, it may not be cost-effective for your company to maintain the resources that are capable of sufficiently managing each testing process.
Kissinger EDI consultants are experienced with managing the EDI testing process with hundreds of trading partners. Leverage our testing resources and knowledge to manage your company's testing processes. You'll be able to focus on your business and avoid the pitfalls of a learn-as-you-go approach.
Web Data Integration Services
Have you set up a web storefront with a shopping cart, or planned to implement one? Consider what you'll do with the data from this web-based system. Where do you send this data? What offline systems could use this information? How can you automate your processes to save time and money?
Kissinger web integration services help you integrate data collected in web-based applications with your accounting or ERP systems (or other offline applications). You'll streamline your processes and reduce—maybe eliminate—manual data entry. Web data integration can also make your accounting or ERP system data available in a web-based application for employees on the road, customers, and/or vendors.
XML (and other non-EDI) Integration Services
Traditional EDI uses standard data formats that have been around for decades, such as ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT. Today, industries are trending toward their own standards, with XML as the most popular method. For example, our clients in the petroleum industry use Petroleum Industry Data Exchange (PIDX), a standard based on XML.
While these industry-specific formats give users more control and flexibility, they can present additional challenges to data integration with business applications. Kissinger is well-versed in XML, so we understand the XML structure and how to integrate your XML-based data with ERP systems such as Sage 100 (formerly MAS 90 and 200) and Sage 500 (formerly MAS 500).
Remotely Managed EDI Services
If your company needs to use EDI for trading business documents with customers and/or vendors, but your volume of business really doesn't support full-time staff resources to manage all the elements of successful EDI processing, Kissinger can help with outsourced services:
- Keeping EDI document levels current
- Making sure your EDI system is operating properly
- Addressing connectivity issues and establishing connectivity with new partners
- Investigating and responding to trading partner error reports
- Making changes to document formatting and responding to trading partner requests