De facto, we are in business to do business with our trading partners. As such, we have to communicate and transact with our trading partners—customers and suppliers. Joining the ranks of those who use electronic commerce (EDI) with your trading partners may feel like a task or expense, but it is a sign that you are now considered a serious player by your partners. Compliant EDI is more than just table stakes to get in the game. It is a key enabler of growth.
In this report, we will explore the technology considerations for growing businesses. At each stage of growth, companies have to deal with higher levels of complexity: adding new services, new products, and new customers. Technology investments need to
support that growth without causing disruptions.
We will discuss some attributes that an EDI solution must have and decisions you will need to make to support growth, yet at the same time maintain a modest cost structure for the technology.
And finally, we will explore a most important issue—considering the solution provider as a business partner. What does it take for the B2B integration provider to be there for their customer? Technology and the firm that provides it should be considered key enablers to your growth—not just plumbing.