Three Ways to Spend Less Time on EDI



What's the biggest complaint people have about EDI? It takes too long. And yes, it can be incredibly time-consuming. It can also be monotonous, leading to mistakes that take additional hours to resolve. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. Here are three ways to spend less time on EDI.

1) Eliminate high-touch, error-prone manual entry.

Human beings are, well, human. And when forced to spend time doing task like copy-and-paste actions to move data from one place to another, they eventually start to slow down and end up making mistakes.

The solution? Automation. The right EDI software platform will seamlessly move data, generate reports, and perform validation checks to prevent errors. Not only can EDI documents be exchanged in less time, the elimination of mistakes means that there is less back-and-forth required to resolve issues.

2) Connect directly to major shipping providers.

Whether it's a wholesale purchase with a large shipment going to a distribution center or a single direct-to-consumer order, a seamless connection to the shipping provider is a huge time-saver. Instead of manually entering information, a shipping integration will automatically transfer it. Our Lingo platform is fully integrated with major providers, including FedEx, UPS, and the USPS.

3) Integrate with an ERP, accounting software, WMS, or your 3PL.

EDI does not have to operate as a separate silo within the overall operations of a company. No matter what kind of technology is used by a company to power their business, robust EDI software will integrate with it. That way, a team can choose to manage EDI transactions in the way that works best for their existing workflow, and save valuable time.

Automation, shipping provider connections, seamless integrations—these are three ways companies can spend less time on EDI transactions and give people more time to focus on vital work that will grow business.

Do you want to transform EDI from a tedious task into a competitive business advantage? The people behind our cloud-based software can help. It's easy to request a demo, or connect with us by sending a message to, or just call us at 877-765-3564.

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