Busting 9 of the biggest myths surrounding EDI

If you’re thinking of introducing EDI to your business, or you already use EDI but are wondering if you’re really getting the best value from your existing provider,  you should read this. 

EDI has been around since the 1970s, but there is a massive difference between the EDI offered then, and the new Cloud-based EDI available today.  But a lot of the old myths still exist – a lot of EDI providers are still peddling their services and inflating their charges with overly complex set-ups and erroneous costs, no longer a factor with today’s advanced technologies.

Myth 5

from the EDI Mythbuster Report

“Software is required to run EDI”

Market-leading EDI solutions are now cloud-based and so they need no additional software, IT integration or expensive and complex middleware. This is great news as EDI software costs can be very high. A cloud, software-as-a-service approach means that EDI users enjoy greater flexibility and agility to update and scale their EDI solution as and when necessary.

Your EDI supplier can do all the initial implementation work and ongoing maintenance seamlessly in the cloud with an absolute minimum of disruption and downtime. This also means your EDI solution is always kept up-to-date with the very minimum of fuss.

Cloud-based EDI brings other benefits as well; it is highly cost-effective because you avoid the expense of ongoing hardware and software maintenance and upgrades, you don’t need to hire specialist IT staff, data in the cloud is generally more secure and business continuity/disaster recovery data protection is greatly enhanced.

Less is definitely more, when it comes to adopting a software-free, cloud-based approach to EDI.

For the other 8 EDI myths, download the EDI Mythbuster Report.

EDI Mythbuster Report:

Revealing the truth behind the 9 biggest EDI myths

Essential reading for anyone about to purchase an EDI service


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