EDI modernization is becoming key to business optimization and digital transformation imperatives across all industries. Outdated EDI frameworks that are too complex, or require massive planning to upgrade, can no longer deliver the rapid pace and ease of use that modern digital transformation initiatives require. But modernizing EDI, especially in an established environment, is very hard.
Many organizations also overlook the importance of how EDI modernization affects ERP modernization and a composable application landscape. To bring your EDI frameworks along with your decomposable ERPs, you need a modern integration platform with a built-in EDI framework.
But you know all of this.
Whether you’re an EVP of operations, a VP of supply chain, or a director of B2B/EDI partner integrations, you’re more than likely already starting on an EDI modernization journey — or already on it — and already grappling with these challenges.
You have identified EDI as a key area of modernization within our organization. You have identified the right talented and skilled people, worked with your executive team to get the budget approved, and navigated your organization to win the support needed for this complex initiative.
Now it’s time to research potential solutions for EDI modernization.
First, you set up a team to carry out extensive research. That team comes across Boomi, a leader in the integration and EDI space that has received accolades from multiple industry analysts.
Boomi provides a modern cloud integration platform which includes a modern EDI framework that provides pre-built integrations across your EDI and ERP ecosystems and EDI framework. Boomi also has a world-class professional services organization and an extensive SI and GSI partner network. This is critical, as it means you can quickly get help to ensure your design frameworks and architecture align with best practices.
Boomi also provides EDI managed services, so to make things even easier, you can opt to completely rely on Boomi to manage your EDI transactions.
As you complete your research, you are wondering about one thing that you haven’t confirmed yet: Is there a way to get end-to-end visibility across your EDI transactions?
EDI transactions span partner, vendor, and customer networks, and quickly become complex. Diagnosing purchasing, invoicing, and shipping issues by reading through a disjointed chain of EDI transactions can be slow and costly.
One of your key goals is to enable lines of business (LOBs) and empower them to see these transactions. That’s where it becomes important to make EDI transactions human readable. You also want IT and LOBs to understand if there are any errors in your purchase order (PO) lifecycles. And, you want faster responsiveness to order-to-cash inquiries. After all, by enabling partners across your supply chain faster, you’re hoping to achieve faster time to revenue.
Seeing how you’re performing against that goal is critical to success. That’s why you need a dashboard type of view that shows the status of how things are going. That status, along with visibility across your entire supply chain network, will arm you with the information you need through all stages of your modernization efforts.
You realize you haven’t come across an integration cloud platform vendor that can provide EDI visibility out of the box. Granted, you can build a dashboard in-house, through your development team. But that’s not aligned with your strategy, and you don’t want to make an additional investment in development lifecycle, security, maintenance, and all those other fun things.
That’s where Boomi comes in.
We talked to many of our customers to understand what the challenges they are facing around EDI when it comes to visibility. These insights made us realize that human readable visibility across complex EDI networks is vital, but not something that has previously been easy for businesses to achieve. That’s why we’ve announced the Boomi EDI Dashboard.
Our EDI Dashboard provides human readable access to correlated EDI documents, giving businesses the visibility and guidance needed for optimizations. It’s out of the box, but it can be customized for your needs. It’s built using the Boomi AtomSphere Platform — which means no third-party components are used. And, it seamlessly integrates with your planned or existing Boomi EDI processes and transactions. In addition to all that, it’s very attractively priced, and comes with implementation and support.
An end-to-end view of PO lifecycle showing status and detailed information on each transaction
Your journey to find the right solution to help you with EDI modernization is now complete.
Whether you are an existing Boomi EDI customer or starting on an EDI modernization journey, Boomi EDI Dashboard is a must. Check out more details.