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Which EDI system is the right one?

Electronic Data Interchange is the key to modern supply chains, saves time and money and makes quick adjustments possible. But it’s not just about using EDI, it’s about choosing the right system to suit your specific needs. So the question is: which EDI system is right for your company?

There are various EDI systems depending on requirements:

1. On-premise / own converter

A converter usually requires on-premise installation and support from your company’s IT colleagues. The advantage is direct control. But particularly challenging and costly: maintaining a team of specialists or finding good successors. With new partners come new requirements and this usually results in additional license and maintenance costs.

2. Fully managed EDI Service

The most flexible and adaptable solution. You don’t have to worry about anything and can concentrate fully on your core business. EDI Service is ideal for companies looking for a problem-free, automated and future-proof solution. Experienced service providers help you to integrate suppliers and customers.

AspectOn-PremiseFully Managed EDI
InvestmentHigher initial investment for hardware and software. Recurring costs for maintenance and upgrades. Lower one-off costs. Predictable running costs based on the scope of services used.
MaintenanceOwn company is responsible for maintenance, updates and upgrades.Maintenance, updates and security patches are carried out by the service provider.
ScalabilityCan be extended by additional hardware or software upgrades, but often requires considerable work.Easy to scale, the service provider takes care of the necessary resources.
SecurityThe company is responsible for securing its systems and data.Service provider is responsible for security.
AdaptabilityLicense dependent.Customized adaptations by flexible service provider.
Partner onboardingSignificant time and resources required for setup and testing with new partners.The service provider takes over the onboarding of new partners and speeds up the process.

To summarize:

  • On-premise enables control, but brings complexity with it.
  • Fully Managed EDI Service is probably the most convenient solution where you don’t have to worry about anything.

EDI Service from Avenum and Avedium

One connection – all possibilities!
We are fully specialized in EDI Service, take care of many of your worries and can even take over the entire EDI operation for you. We provide a 24/7 EDI Service and ensure smooth processes. So you can simply be sure that everything is working as it should.

Get in touch with us. We are happy to support you.

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