Updated: Dec 20, 2022
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Digitalization is pushing partner/customer interaction expectations to the next level. As Bluestreak™ progresses towards more advanced and automatic ways of conducting business, companies are making the switch to smarter technology in order to reduce costs and human errors, speed up business/document communications, and do MORE with LESS staff.
Besides our Customer Connector Portal, Electronic Data Exchange will also help you LOCK IN your largest and best customers so they would not even think about going to your competition.
Benefits for Bluestreak™ Customers
By automating paper-based transactions, organizations can:
1. Eliminate costly errors caused by manual processing and fix order file formatting issues. 2. Save time - Data can be shared rapidly instead of when using paper documents or other methods. 3. Lock In Customers - Having an Electronic Data Exchange integration means it is a lot more difficult for your customers to move to a different vendor.
4. Provide better customer service - create a more frictionless purchasing experience for customers while spending more time on higher-value services.
Some of your larger customers may already be using a form of Electronic Data Exchange
Electronic Data Exchange is a secure, standard format to exchange business information between two organizations electronically instead of using paper documents such as purchase orders, invoices, requests for quotations, bills of lading, etc. Transactions and information move directly from a computer application in one organization to a computer application in another.
How Electronic Data Exchange Works There are two basic types of transmissions:
Point-to-point or direct connections: Two computers or systems connect with no intermediary over the internet, generally with secure protocols.
Value-added network (VAN): A third-party network manages data transmission, generally with a mailboxing paradigm.
The most common documents exchanged via EDI are:
Financial Information letters
Shipping requests and notifications
Acknowledgment and Feedback
Business Correspondence letters
Central and state government agencies
Is Electronic Data Exchange a Fit for You and Your Customers?
To find out, just ask your customer…
Do you already have some type of Electronic Data Exchange setup that will allow us to take advantage of this?
This Sounds Great for my Business! How do I Learn More?
Our process starts by developing an integration plan based on your unique business processes, and then we deploy an integrated solution that's right for you and your customers.
How EDI can reduce your operating costs
Scalable solutions: from web-based to complete integration
Lowering transactions costs and drop ship rates
Integrating with your business systems and shipping solutions
Bluestreak™ is a powerful Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and a fully integrated Quality Management System (QMS), designed for the manufacturing environment and service-based manufacturing companies ( metal-treating/powder-coating, plating, heat-treating, forging, and metal-finishing), businesses that receive customers’ parts, perform a process (service) on them, and send those parts back to the customer). Companies need MES software tailored to specific functionality and workflow needs such as industry-specific specifications management, intuitive scheduling control for both staff and machinery maintenance, and the ability to manage work orders and track real-time data. If different work centers on the production floor aren’t “speaking” to each other via the MES, the data loses value and becomes disjointed or lost in disparate silos.
Bluestreak | Bright AM™ is an MES + QMS software solution specifically designed to manage and optimize the unique requirements of Additive Manufacturing’s production of parts and powder inventory usage. Contact us for a free consultation today!