In a world where competitive pressures only increase, ensuring that you are the most attractive business partner, the easiest to buy from and sell to, is a key part of ensuring maximum client satisfaction. In short, it is a critical success factor in you achieving your goals.
Increasingly, clients are not satisfied by ‘trading relationships with business associates’ ; they are looking to build strong business relationships with trusted partners.
The best business partners are reliable, flexible, adaptable, and non-disruptive in their execution, helping ensure that your everyday operations run smoothly.
The ability to consistently demonstrate this level of efficiency and dependability can only be maintained if your own internal processes run with maximum automation and efficiency. The most successful businesses take full advantage of the latest technologies to fully digitize their operations. However, trying to fully digitize in-house can be hugely demanding on time and resources that are both valuable and limited.
Fortunately, there is a way you can digitally transform your business to work faster and more accurately, eliminating human error and speeding up your data processing without having to commit to significant levels of time and investment.
We’re talking about Omnizon Extended EDI, the supercharged version of classic Electronic Data Interchange.
What is EDI, and why should I extend it?
If you are already using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), you will be well aware of its benefits – EDI significantly reduces errors, accelerates business operations, improves efficiency, and cuts your costs.
If, on the other hand, you’re not familiar with the concept of EDI, it is a simple and effective way of creating, sending, and receiving data between two or more businesses without the use of paper or electronic documents (PDF files sent as email attachments).
This generally refers to purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notifications between businesses operating within the same supply chain – EDI eliminates the need for manual operations such as data entry and facilitates the automated exchange of documents.
Classic EDI has been an amazing tool for both suppliers and clients, but it is only the beginning.
With Omnizon Extended EDI, you can upgrade conventional EDI services with additional functionalities to streamline everyday operations, accelerate business processes, add value to the system as a whole and improve the EDI document exchange for you and your partners. If you have yet to deploy EDI, Omnizon Extended EDI offers you the opportunity to leap to the top of the client satisfaction league tables.
Extended EDI, the first step of your digital transformation
In the current business environment, a fully digitized business should be seen as a must have, not an optional extra. All businesses are looking for faster and easier ways of communicating, executing tasks, avoiding errors, and elevating their service level.
Omnizon Extended EDI is a simple way to start a complete digital transformation of your business if this is your first step or a fast, secure, and non-disruptive way of supercharging your existing processes.
You may feel that your business is fully digitized because you are already using some online services, but let’s look at some statistics. If we undertake a Pareto analysis of common document flows, then invariably, we find that for many businesses, 80% of incoming and outgoing documentation is digital traffic but commonly generated by the document exchange with only 20% of partners. The remaining 20% of document exchange is non-digital and is generated by the remaining 80% of partners.
This is where Omnizon Extended EDI brings significant benefits. It includes a group of modules that can enable fast, efficient, and simple connection with the remaining 80% of non-digitalized partners, resulting in 100% efficient digitalization. EDI services are always accessible because they are delivered by a cloud-based platform, and its suite of functionalities allows enterprises to fully digitize communication with their business partners.
Even though it might seem like a complex system, you don’t need IT experts to implement and manage Omnizon EDI – we are here to help and support your processes.
Circling back to time and money, EDI saves both. Implementation is fast, and the automation of your processes means no more manual operations and an increase in optimization, which in turn gives you more free time to focus on other business areas.
How can Extended EDI make me a better business partner?
Simply put, a digitally-driven document exchange accelerates business operations.
With Extended EDI Modules, you can expand digitalization options and, therefore, benefit all business entities within the supply chain, regardless of their size.
This means that you will be helping your business partners (suppliers, trading partners etc.), to exploit the many EDI modules and the opportunities they offer to improve their business operations and of course, to optimize your supply chain to flow.
Help small suppliers and your customers
If you’re exchanging a lot of data with your suppliers, this can be challenging for their infrastructure.
The Web EDI Supplier Portal module enables suppliers without EDI capabilities to access automated business processes of larger enterprises using a common web browser.
The supplier uses the Supplier Portal to receive purchase orders and organize deliveries without the need for investing in their own IT infrastructure or coordinating an exchange of paper documents.
For wholesalers, there is a module that can provide your entire partner network access to a catalog of products and services through a web browser.
Web EDI Customer Portal is a module enabling larger enterprises to easily integrate customers without EDI capabilities to access their automated business processes using a common web browser.
Both the Supplier Portal and Customer Portal are great tools for supporting your partners and making everyone’s job a lot easier.
Enhance document delivery
Every business appreciates dealing with a fast, accurate and reliable partner, and with this module, errors, and delays are eliminated.
The Speedox Document Delivery module replaces traditional mailing and enables fully controlled delivery of a large number of documents via email. The sender has a full view of every document’s status — when it was sent, delivered, and opened.
Be in sync with the latest e-Invoice regulations
Ensure accuracy, transparency, and visibility with the Omnizon e-Invoice module. It has built-in digital signature and timestamp functionality, and it is fully compliant with the latest legal invoice formats of specific European countries.
You can store your e-Invoices along with any other business document in our e-Archive, a module that ensures safe, fully protected and, access-controlled storage of electronic files. You retain total control of who accesses your organization’s files and when, as well as enjoying easy search and share functionality.
Stay competitive by optimizing all document exchanges with your business partners, they will thank you for it, and your business will thrive. Digitalizing your business is the first step, and that change doesn’t have to be time-consuming, complicated, or costly.
We can help you start your digital transformation and carry it out at your own pace. With Extended EDI modules, start cooperating with your business partners more productively right now.
To find out more about Extended EDI and how it can help you be a better business partner, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Consider Omnizon – your trusted partner
Omnizon is an experienced EDI gateway provider with over a decade of experience in the field. We have worked with big and small clients from many different industries, so you can be sure that you are in safe hands, no matter your area of business. And since we know all about the important standards and protocols used today, you don’t have to. We can help you use the advantages of safe, fast and compliant digital communication with your partners so that you can focus on the big picture instead of dealing with paperwork. Contact us today and let us find the best solution for your business together.
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