By Glenn McPeak, EDI and ERP Expert When most small and medium sized companies talk about implementing EDI with suppliers, the first reaction is “No one is forcing us to do that so why would we want to?” The simple answer is the same reasonread more
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Translating raw data formats to meet EDI requirements is a common function provided by EDI solution providers, but how they deliver this function varies from one vendor to another. And while you may not look at how this function is implemented as a critical componentread more
Integrated EDI Experts Data Masons Software Participating in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Industry Summit 2.0
Sarasota, FL [February 7, 2013] – Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics® customers, today announced its Sponsorship of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Industry Summit 2.0, February 11 – 14, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona. Thisread more
Next Generation Logistics, Inc. Selects Data Masons Software to Provide Integrated EDI Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics® Clients
Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, and Next Generation Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of managed freight services, TMS software, and supply chain consulting services, today announced a strategic technology partnership. Next Generation Logistics selected Data Masons’ Vantage Point EDI solution to complement the capabilities of its FreightMaster TMS® and Dynamics TMS® Software. With this partnership Next Generation Logistics can extend their support of its customers’ strategic visions by providing innovative EDI solutions that streamline and automate EDI document processing with transportation partners.
“We’re excited that our partnership with a trusted EDI provider like Data Masons will increase our customers’ competitive advantage by providing them with additional domain expertise and industry-focused technology solutions. When selecting an EDI partner, Data Masons’ technology strategy aligned with our own focus on offering a low total cost of ownership, leveraging existing infrastructure and delivering robust solutions. While our TMS software provides a complete enterprise transportation management planning and execution platform, Vantage Point EDI will allow customers’ to quickly and easily integrate EDI data with Microsoft Dynamics and automate key EDI processes, without complexity and unnecessary ERP customizations… Read Complete Press Releaseread more
Recently on of Data Masons’ Dynamics AX EDI clients, outdoor recreation clothing and gear provider Patagonia, was highlighted in Inbound Logistics Magazine, the information leader in supply chain and logistics management. In the article, Patagonia and other companies were highlighted for their chosen ERP solution with integrated SCM functions, demonstrating that unlike in years past, the ERP can be an all-in-one tool for improving supply chain operations, especially Microsoft Dynamics AX…read more
From EDI Expert, Glenn McPeak:
The automation of the transaction flow in the world of EDI is unclear for companies that want to automate the exchange of business documents between themselves (OEM for this discussion) and a sub-contract manufacturer, or those companies that are the subcontracting partner for others. Issues such as materials ownership, stocking, arrival notification, production scheduling, ERP system integration and the costing of the goods and service are not always well understood by EDI and ERP systems.
Often times the service provided is just one step in a manufacturing sequence that’s driven by a step in a shop order, as opposed to a purchase order or similar document. Some component materials may be provided by the sub-contractor, while others are owned by the buyer of the product and service. Lack of communication and integration of business systems result in scheduling challenges, stock shortages and other problems caused by the lack of communication within this supply chain exchange.
Handling these situations in a manual environment has its challenges and high overhead given…read more
Data Masons’ EDI experts are facilitating an in-depth conversation on EDI integration with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 during today’s manufacturing-focused sessions at the AX 2012 Sales and Pre-sales Industry Summit. Dennis Bruce of Data Masons will discuss the huge opportunity partners have to leverage the power of Microsoft Dynamics AX and support customers’ lean manufacturing goals with an Microsoft Dynamics AX EDI solution that tightly integrates common business documents without ERP platform customization.
Data Masons will also join First Tech Direct today in discussing…read more
10 Tips on How Microsoft Dynamics-based Automotive Suppliers Stay Ahead of the Competition by Reducing Costs, Managing Output, and Improving Accuracy
With Microsoft continuing to develop industry specific solutions, such as those for the automotive manufacturing industry, more frequently Dynamics-based organizations are relying on vertically-specialized Dynamics ISVs to complement their ERP investments. For automotive suppliers, they need to implement more flexible, powerful and responsive production systems to stay ahead of the competition. Understanding this requirement, Microsoft Dynamics’ automotive manufacturing software solutions deliver the key capabilities to automotive manufacturers, but an ISV with automotive supply chain expertise can deliver the extra nudge needed to surpass the competition…read more