Electronic data exchange between customers and suppliers without human intervention
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in an electronic standard format, without any human intervention required.
The manual management of order confirmations, delivery notes, invoices and other paper documents has a substantial impact on day-to-day work processes within purchasing and administration. Thanks to EDI, once you have sent your order straight from your materials management system or eProcurement platform, your company can receive all applicable documents (for example invoices) directly in electronic form in your system and manage them.
The benefits of using EDI
By using EDI, you benefit from the automated receipt of documents. This means manual data entry is no longer necessary, resulting in fewer errors. The electronic documents transferred via EDI are automatically processed and subsequently archived, meaning that the costs of paper-based document management no longer apply. EDI speeds up your business processes by enabling orders, delivery notes and invoices to be checked automatically and shortening order and delivery times.
EDI at Hoffmann Group
The Hoffmann Group can exchange the following documents with your company electronically:
• Order confirmations
• Delivery notes
• Credit notes
Using EDI can be helpful for both large as well as small companies. We at the Hoffmann Group therefore support all common EDI standards, as well as more simple customer-specific solutions. The formats we support include EDIFACT, SAP-IDOC Flat, SAP-IDOC-XML, cXML and csv.
Supported communication channels are SMTP (mail), http (s), AS2, OFTP2, SFTP.
Would you like an e-business consultation in order to optimise your individual processes? Our experienced e-business specialists analyse your ordering, manufacturing and production processes and develop individual solutions to optimise your processes and reduce the process costs.
You can reach us by telephone, e-mail or fax.
More information on additional e-business solutions from the Hoffmann Group in order to significantly reduce your costs and outlay in the field of procurement and purchasing through the use of e-procurement/electronic purchasing.