Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is computer-to-computer communication of business documents between companies. McLeod’s EDI engine is a fully integrated part of the software, built “from the ground up” by our development team – not a bolt-on aftermarket solution. The EDI system is also a user-configurable engine, not a hard-coded custom solution. These characteristics allow us to offer unparalleled EDI communication capabilities.
McLeod’s implementation of EDI allows for data validation, before transmission, according to trading partner requirements, so you deliver transmissions specifically tailored to each individual trading partner. Another advantage many of our customers benefit from is the ability of the McLeod EDI solution to use either Value Added Networks (VANs) or direct connections on a case-by-case basis, allowing customers who choose to implement EDI solutions without incurring the cost of a VAN.
McLeod’s EDI Automatic Order Creation now has decision support tools to assist during the order acceptance process. Users can add partner specific rules that allow for auto-acceptance and auto-creation of orders on tenders received from a partner. The auto-accept criteria accepts tenders on a lane, revenue code, or bill-to basis. The ability to configure these rules for auto-acceptance saves valuable time and resources normally required to manually accept each order into the system.