The Briscoes Group turned to EDIStech who worked in close consultation to design and implement an EDI solution, specific to their needs and that would address these pain points. Here’s how it worked:
- Automated EDI Solution for Large Suppliers:
The Briscoes Group worked with their largest suppliers to implement an automated EDI solution. This involved suppliers receiving purchase orders directly into their ERP systems, all in a standard file format via EDIStech system mapping and integration. The system acted as an information interchange to translate the file into a format compatible with their ERP systems, completely removing the manual handling of data and ensuring its accuracy across all systems and processes.
- Order Management Web Portal for Small Suppliers:
Recognizing that not all suppliers could implement automated EDI, EDIStech developed an Order Management Web Portal. In this portal, The Briscoes Group could create purchase orders, and EDIStech would place these orders into the portal. Suppliers would receive email notifications regarding orders available for fulfillment. This streamlined and automated process flow gave all parties visibility and manageability of the purchase process ensuring improvements in accuracy and speed.
- Supplier Data Entry and Processing:
Within the Allegro portal, suppliers had the ability to enter Purchase Order Response (POR) details. The EDIStech system played a critical role in processing this entered data and generating a Briscoes standard format POR that could seamlessly integrate with The Briscoes Group’s ERP system.
- EDI Compliance:
A fundamental aspect of this solution was ensuring that all data exchanged between The Briscoes Group and its suppliers adhered to fully EDI compliant formats. This commitment to EDI compliance guaranteed consistency and accuracy in the data flow, improving the information exchange between all businesses.