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GS1 certifies Transalis cloud EDI services

Tuesday May 31 2011

UK supply chain standards organisation hands out first order-to-cash EDI solution certification

UK supply chain standards organisation hands out first order-to-cash EDI solution certification


GS1 UK, part of the global e-business supply chain electronic data interchange (EDI) standards association with member organisations in over 100 countries, has certified Transalis OpenEDI Cloud Managed Service solutions.


Transalis has become the first GS1 UK EDI accredited solution partner to achieve solution certification in the GS1 UK order-to-cash EDI solution category, which recognises that Transalis OpenEDI software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud managed service solutions correctly use the relevant GS1 standards.


OpenEDI Managed Services are Transalis’ range of SaaS and cloud business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce outsourcing services, including B2B messaging services, trading partner on boarding, community management, mapping, testing and monitoring.


Committed to standards integration


By achieving the first GS1 order-to-cash EDI Certified Solution, Transalis said it has demonstrated its commitment to developing and deploying its OpenEDI solutions to fully implement the GS1 system. This means businesses that need an EDI solution can differentiate Transalis OpenEDI as a GS1 UK Certified Solution from other non-certified solutions in the market.


“As Accredited Solution Partners, Transalis have a demonstrable knowledge and understanding of GS1 standards. Their additional Certification makes Transalis attractive to users with a requirement to deploy a GS1 based order-to-cash solution,” said Steve Watson, from GS1 UK partner development.


Improving retail supply chain processes


Aniello Sabatino, Transalis joint managing director, said: “Transalis is 100% committed to working closely with GS1 member organisations and to helping GS1 implement its EDI standards to improve EDI for all retailers and their suppliers.”


A recent GS1 UK report with the Cranfield School of Management revealed that the UK retail grocery industry saves £650 million a year by using EDI for electronic ordering and invoicing. It also found a further £200 million a year could be saved if despatch advices or advanced shipping notices (ASNs) were more widely used by more retailers.


Transalis solutions are designed to integrate multiple EDI documents and standards between multiple networks, systems and trading partners necessary to maintain complex B2B e-commerce programmes.