In 2011, The Briscoes Group engaged EDIStech to design and build a multi- faceted EDI solution for purchase orders that caters for both large and small suppliers. Large suppliers are encouraged to implement an automated EDI solution whereby they receive Briscoes orders in a standard file format via EDIStech.
The Supplier would then need to engage an EDI provider (sometimes EDIStech) to translate that file into the format that their ERP system can import. The Supplier then needs to respond to that order indicating what and when goods will be supplied. The Purchase Order Response (POR) is sent to EDIStech, who validates and translates the data into the standard format the Briscoes ERP system can upload.
For smaller suppliers that for whatever reason do not or cannot implement an automated EDI system, EDIStech has created an Order Management Web Portal called Allegro. The Briscoes Group will create an order and EDIStech places this order into the Portal. The EDIStech system sends an email to the supplier advising an order is available on the portal for them to fulfill. POR details are entered into the Portal by the Supplier. EDIStech processes the entered data and generates the Briscoes standard format POR that the Briscoes ERP system can upload.