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Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

Electronic Commerce Enabling Solutions for Small to Medium Enterprises


Electronic commerce will be the global method of conducting business in the near future

Electronic Commerce will be the global method of conducting business in the near future!

ARE YOU READY!


Why are we here

WHY ARE WE HERE?

The industry is aware of the time and resources required to integrate Electronic Commerce in small organizations. We are here to help!


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

PRESENTATION :

OBJECTIVES

  • Gain a general understanding of EDI and the flow of information using this process.

  • Transmit information to help you make an informed decision on which EC solution best suits your business needs.


Barriers to electronic commerce

Barriers to Electronic Commerce

  • Perceived as too costly $$$

  • Do not see any tangible benefits (show me the money!!)

  • Complex

  • Lack of understanding of EDI


Electronic commerce edi

Electronic Commerce& EDI

  • EDI - Electronic Data Interchange is at the core of Electronic Commerce since it provides the means for communicating business transactions across all industries and all companies with little human intervention.


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Electronic Commerce& EDI

  • All the various solutions outlined today have one common theme; they provide a means to communicate using EDI.


Why use electronic commerce

Why Use ElectronicCommerce

  • Electronic Commerce (EC) allows information and money to move more rapidly, without error, and eliminates non-value added tasks.

  • EC supports business strategies that allow organizations to offer products and services of better quality, at competitive prices with a better service.


Benefits of ec implementation

Benefits of EC implementation

Supplier has the opportunity to sell product within a large distribution network $$$$$$$$$$


Benefits of electronic commerce

Benefits of Electronic Commerce

  • Competitive Advantage

  • Provides Customer Service

  • Helps get products to the consumer faster and at a lower cost.


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

Manufacturing : Just In Time (JIT) (ex : GM)

supplies and materials delivered

when required for production

Retail : Quick Response (QR) ( Sears)

A program using bar codes to track sales and trigger

timely reordering of inventory using EDI

Grocery : Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)

Business

Strategies


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

Product Activity Data

8

5

2

By product :

- On Hand

- On Order

- Sold

Wholesaler

8

5

5

By product : quantity

Purchase Order

Acknowledgment

Vendor Managed

Replenishment

Vendor takes responsibility for managing the inventory

at the wholesale distribution level

Wholesaler

Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco


Edi small company solutions

EDI - Small Company Solutions

  • PC with general EDI translator


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

What Is EDI ?

Exchange of structured information between

two or more business partners, from one computer to another according to a standardized format

“EDI is a high-speed method of electronic communication

that facilitates the exchange of high volume of business

data from one computer to another.

Data is presented in a standardized format that provides

for generating, receiving and processing information

with no human intervention.”

Price Waterhouse


Why edi

Why EDI?

  • Customers as a request or as a must

  • Suppliersas a request or as a must

  • Competitive advantage

  • Cost/Saving analysis

  • EDI is at the heart of Electronic Commerce (EC) due to the fact it supports the different business strategies


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

Business

Communication

FILE

-TRANSFER

FAX

TELEX

E-MAIL

TELEPHONE

MAIL

NON STRUCTURED

TO

VERY STRUCTURED

EDI


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

Technical

Components

Hardware

Business Application

Application Interface

Translation Software or EDI software

Communication

EDI Standards


Hardware

Hardware

Personal Computer P/C

Mini or Midsize Computer

Main Frame or Maxi Computer


Business applications

Business Applications

  • Business applications are all the applications that create or process a business document

    • EX :850Purchase Orders810Invoices 852Product Activity855PO Acknowledgment879Price Change888Item Maintenance856Ship Notice Manifest or ASN


Application interface

Application Interface

  • An application interface is the application that creates or processes the input/output file for the translator (EDI software )

  • EDI must be fully integrated to add value to your organization.


Translation software

Translation Software

  • The translation software translates the input file from the application interface into an EDI file according to a given standard and vice versa

  • There are two very basic functions :1- Generate (into EDI)2- Interpret (from EDI)

  • There are many more functions


Communication

Communication

  • Modem

  • Line

  • SoftwareEstablish the link between the user’s computer and the VAN (Value Added Network)


Value added network van

Value Added Network (VAN)

  • Manage the distribution, verification and storage of EDI transactions.

    Examples of Value added Networks:

  • Bell

  • Advantis

  • GEIS

  • Ordernet


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

COMMUNICATION

LOEB

MAILBOX

LOEB

MAILBOX

MAXI

ITL

MAXI

ITL

MAILBOX

PROVIGO

PROVIGO


Edi standards

EDI STANDARDS

  • The EDI standards are an elaborate language of codes.

  • The standards define the vocabulary as well as the syntax and the structure rule for the EDI transactions.

  • The EDI standards are updated on a regular basis.


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EDI STANDARDS

  • There are two major EDI standards

    X 12 and EDIFACT

  • Within the X 12 standard there are subsets:

    UCS VICS WINS etc...

  • Within these subsets are different versions:

    3030, 3040, 4010 etc...


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

EDI Trading

Community

Government

Supplier / Warehouse

Customs / Brokers

Retailer / Manufacturer

Transport

Buyer`s Bank

Suppliers Bank


Electronic commerce enabling solutions for small to medium enterprises

EDI - PC with EDI Translator

  • PC Windows-based EDI translation software that translates from EDI standards into application flat file format and vice versa.


Edi pc with edi translator

EDI - PC withEDI translator


Edi tangible benefits

EDI : Tangible Benefits

  • Reduce office supply costs

  • Reduce postal and courier costs

  • Reduce telephone costs

  • Reduce data entry and errors

  • Reduce processing time

  • Reduce cost of float on funds transfer

  • Reduce A/R days

  • Reduce inventory

  • Eliminate Stock Outs


Edi tangible benefits1

EDI : Tangible Benefits

  • Improve customer service

  • Increased access to timely information

  • Increase the data reliability and quality

  • Foster closer internal/external working relationships


Conclusion evaluate your business

Conclusion - Evaluate Your Business

  • Before making the decision to invest in EDI technology, you must evaluate your business and identify all internal processes that can be improved. You must also commit to implementing a full cycle of transactions in order to reap the benefits of EDI.


Edi small company solutions1

EDI - Small Company Solutions

  • PC with general EDI translator

  • PC with specific EDI software ( E-Forms)


E forms

E-Forms

  • PC Forms-based Trading Partner specific solution to send and receive business documents via EDI as required.


E forms1

E-Forms


Edi small company solutions2

EDI - Small Company Solutions

  • PC with general EDI translator

  • PC with specific EDI software ( E-Forms)

  • Web EDI


Web edi

Web EDI

  • Internet-based trading partner specific solution


Web edi1

Web EDI


Edi small company solutions3

EDI - Small Company Solutions

  • PC with general EDI translator

  • PC with specific EDI software ( E-Forms)

  • Web EDI

  • Fax to EDI


Fax to edi

Fax to EDI

  • Hub transmits EDI transaction to service provider, document is converted to fax format and sent to trading partner. Inbound documents are transmitted in fax format and converted to EDI and transmitted to Hub.


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Fax to EDI


Edi small company solutions4

EDI - Small Company Solutions

  • PC with general EDI translator

  • PC with specific EDI software ( E-Forms)

  • Web EDI

  • Fax to EDI

  • Service Bureau


Edi service bureau

EDI - Service Bureau

  • 3rd party solution for low-end small companies to convert information into EDI standard format and deliver to trading partner.


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EDI - Service Bureau


How to get more information

How to Get More Information

  • [email protected]

  • or

  • Electronic Commerce Council Of Canada

  • (416) 510-8039 or 1-800-567-7084

  • or

  • Visit the ECCC “Knowledge Network” http://www.eccc.org


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