6 Ways EDI Removes Barriers To Commerce With Trading Partners

As long as most of us can remember, there have been roadblocks to trading with our suppliers and customers. The noble EDI sales forces kept repeating how their product would knock down these roadblocks faster than a speeding bullet! Well, let’s bring in the usual suspects and see.
1. Business processes built around paper handling may not be suited for EDI.

2. Another significant barrier is the cost in time and money in the initial set-up.

3. EDI can save a lot of money if an effective number of partners are identified.

4. Routers and servers on the net may store e-commerce data for indeterminate periods.
5. For e-commerce to work, both online companies and Internet consumers must be willing to disclose information about themselves.
6. Many view EDI from the technical perspective that EDI is a data format.

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