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Algood Food, Dynamics AX customer, shares the business advantages of working with Data Masons.

Louisville, KY based, Algood Food understands the importance of a good EDI partnership. Manufacturing peanut butter, jams and preserves since 1995, this family-owned business first implemented web EDI in the 2000s. Kelly Kane, MIS Manager says that was a big deal back then, but it also came with some challenges.

Kelly shares, "Data Masons has really helped me bridge that [technology] gap and...help[s] us get data in an efficient manner. I can just pick up the phone and I am talking to Nick or Steve or one of the guys on the support team and they are helping me through the issues, right then and there!"

In this short video Kane shares that they have seen a great return on their Data Masons investment and that they look "forward to our continued work together as a team".

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EDI is New, So Where Do I Start:

Founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1979 as Victor Allen’s® Coffee, Trilliant's growth had been fueled both organically and through acquisitions over the years. A well known, regional player, Trilliant wanted to make an even bigger name for themselves. They built a new state-of-the-art facility which required state-of-the-art EDI software to help facilitate and sustain their growth. But the new customer operations manager, Jolene Werth, was new to EDI.

Werth reached out to Data Masons and received the support she needed, including a few days of intensive face-to-face training, to prepare for a successful EDI deployment.

It Was Meant to Be

With a successful deployment under her belt, Werth now reflects, “I’m considered the EDI specialist here and that’s not my primary job. I’m a Customer Service Manager who needs to remain focused on creating happy customers. Vantage Point has helped with that.”

Since Vantage Point was deployed, Trilliant, a Microsoft Dynamics AX customer, went from one EDI customer to thirty and has done so without adding any additional customer service headcount, a true testament to the power of Data Masons’ EDI. Clearly, this partnership was meant to bean.

Read more about Trilliant’s journey down an unfamiliar path to growth with Data Masons' Vantage Point EDI.

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Dynamics AX customer Stack-On finds increased cash flow, smoother invoicing and improved efficiencies with Vantage Point EDI - VIDEO

Vantage Point EDI and Dynamics AX customer, Stack-On, a commercial and residential manufacturer of storage solutions, has been using Vantage Point EDI with tremendous success. Watch the short video to learn how Stack-On went from being flooded with orders and challenged with trying to manually keep up, to having a system which offers:

  • an increase in efficiency
  • smoother invoicing
  • increased cash flow
  • significant reduction in errors
  • a surprisingly easy implementation
  • and is a very easy and intuitive program to learn and use, just ask Jim Sanders!

 Watch the video...

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Considering a move to Dynamics 365 for Operations?

If so, are you prepared for the impact on your EDI integration? Data Masons are Certified experts in EDI for Dynamics AX and are best equipped to provide the critical information you need for migrating from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 and upgrading your EDI solution.

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During this on-demand webinar, MSDynamicsWorld.com and Glenn McPeak, Principal at Data Masons, discuss:

    • How the elimination of the AIF and public cloud impacts integration.
    • The expanded integration opportunities introduced in the Dynamics 365 for Operations platform.
    • How the Dynamics 365 cloud-based, entity driven integration model fits into the existing Data Masons framework based on the AIF and SQL Views oriented integration model.
    • New cloud deployment options for Vantage Point EDI.
    • The upgrade process, planning and budgeting for Dynamics AX Users running Vantage Point EDI.  

 Watch the webinar at your convenience, then let's discuss your move to Dynamics 365 and how we can help simplify the impact on your EDI application.

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Case study showcases Diane von Furstenberg’s decision to implement a new EDI solution during its Microsoft Dynamics AX upgrade and the benefits of moving to a fully-automated EDI solution. 

[September 21, 2016] Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announces the availability of a case study for Data Masons and Microsoft Dynamics AX customer, Dian von Furstenberg (DVF). Founded in 1972 by the legendary Diane Von Furstenberg, DVF is a global lifestyle brand and one of the premier names in American fashion with a global distribution network in over 55 countries and 1500 points of sale. In this case study, the company discusses its decision to engage a new EDI solution to support its growing eCommerce initiatives. 

The customer-facing side of DVF’s eCommerce business provides an easy and fun experience for consumers, but to be successful and prepare for future growth, DVF understood that the systems on its supplier-side need to work in unison in order to get orders processed, packaged and shipped on time. Once decided on Microsoft Dynamics AX for its ERP platform, DVF selected Vantage Point EDI for Microsoft Dynamics AX from Data Masons to deliver the level of automation they required to have a competitive eCommerce business. 

Predicting explosive growth of the company’s eCommerce business, Josie Edouard, EDI Business Analyst at DVF, stated, “I’m glad that DVF is using Vantage Point EDI. I find it to be extremely easy to use, very user friendly.” Edouard added, “It’s easy for me to maneuver, especially when troubleshooting problem orders..."

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wakefield-canada-logo.pngThere is considerable pressure at the top of the supply chain, which is where Wakefield Canada sits. It is the exclusive Canadian distributor for Castrol premium lubricants.

The challenge is to integrate with and satisfy thousands of customers from coast to coast (see graphic), from strategic accounts like the giant retailers Canadian Tire and Costco, through OEMs like General Motors, down to sole-proprietor auto shops. Nothing short of excellence will do: those customers depend on Wakefield Canada for continued operations that meet their consumers' needs.

Wakefield's customers make their satisfaction known via vendor scorecards, by word of mouth (both online and off), and through their continued business...

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scissors_thread_topson.jpgA breath of fresh air, that's how Topson Downs felt after implementing EDI Made Simple for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Having gone down the path of custom programming to join all of their trading partners in communicating via EDI, Topson Downs continued to struggle with numerous label generation errors. Even as they invested more and more into customizations to address the issues, delays in processing times increased dramatically.

Topson Downs supplies specialty stores and massmarket retailers with the latest in women’s and junior apparel. As demand continued to increase, they discovered their EDI customizations just couldn’t keep up and continued to produce errors. That’s when they knew a fully integrated, proven EDI solution was the answer to their problems.

In this case study, Magdalena Ramirez, EDI Coordinator at Topson Downs, shares the benefits the company has realized since switching from an antiquated environment to a savvy EDI solution that eliminates the need for ERP customizations.  Read the full case study to learn how Topson Downs is:

  • Accommodating the unique requirements of each of its trading partners without customizing the ERP;

  • Saving valuable time with advanced recording capabilities that can automatically distribute reports to specific email lists; and

  • Leveraging the expertise of an industry-leading ERP and EDI support team that provides ongoing EDI education and support services. 

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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 reason large enterprises mandate their suppliers to do EDI: it saves money, which goes straight to the bottom line. If you think about EDI as a requirement, something your company must implement if you want to do business with larger organizations, consider the monolithic, error-prone way data gets into your ERP solution – typically via keyboard.

Of course you may be doing business with smaller organizations that may not have EDI capabilities. Did you know that they can be EDI-enabled at a low cost to them and zero cost to you? They can provide you will all of the information needed to integrate common business transactions into your system without data entry personnel on your end. At the same time you can improve communication between you and your suppliers by receiving detailed order confirmations and shipment notifications so you know when goods have left their facility and in transit to yours.

Not only can your company improve the accuracy and speed of communication with suppliers, but look at what some other companies are doing, such as USA Discounters and Swisher. They are leveraging EDI outside of any requirements because it affords them the opportunity to push their own supply chain costs back downstream. By passing these costs along to their suppliers, they reap the benefits on their bottom lines.

Like these companies, you can minimize error-related costs by opting to transact electronically with suppliers, carriers and/or public warehouses, eliminating unnecessary labor and paperwork. Take for example ASN management and integration: vendors can send you an ASN at the time of shipment that is integrated into your purchasing, inventory and billing applications. When the goods arrive, a single barcode scan can receive the entire shipment, including serial number and lot number registration – fully-automated integration with no manual intervention.

ASNs are one example, but combined with purchase orders and invoice documents, you can see a measurable cost savings across your supply chain. And while the common belief is that you need to be forced into EDI, EDI is gaining momentum in becoming a non-mandated technology option that delivers significant ROI, both on the customer and supplier side. One investment in the right EDI technology can satisfy your customers’ requirements and open the door of opportunity for you to implement more accurate and cost-saving processes.

Data Masons makes EDI Simple for companies of all sizes. Learn more in our brief:

Download the "EDI Made Simple -  A New Approach to EDI" Brief