Vanguard provides industry-leading EDI capabilities, with an approach that incorporates the use of table-driven mapping of all ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT transaction sets for all of your trading partners, including standard integration points with many applications. The Knovalent Automotive EDI application provides a powerful, flexible and cost-effective solution.
EDI has become absolutely essential to many manufacturers — providing daily requirements for manufacturing just-in-time, notifying customers of shipments as they occur and processing payment information. Your business depends on EDI — and will become more dependent, as new customer and vendor transactions are implemented.
EDI saves time and can reduce lead-time for raw material procurement and eliminate costly delays due to inaccurate data. EDI requirements are reaching into many applications: Release Accounting, Order Management, Shipping, Invoicing, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, Receiving, Accounts Payable, and others. The optimal EDI solution must provide for both EDI version control (as customers or vendors implement new versions at different times) and table-driven mapping of EDI data to application databases.
Since every EDI Trading Partner implements standards in a different way, it has become very difficult and expensive to maintain many transaction sets for many trading partners using traditional programming methods.
The Knovalent Automotive Release Accounting solution, along with IBM’s Gentran EDI product or Cleo’s EDI Integration product, meets many EDI system requirements and also provides a high-level of support.