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EDI for General Industrial

Increased efficiency through business document integration

Data Masons specializes in helping manufacturing value chains become more efficient through business document integration between suppliers and their customers. Data Masons EDI can be used with virtually any supplier or customer.

It provides everything needed to host an entire trading partner network, including customer- and supplier-facing transaction processing, integration, and a powerful business network solution that enables a secure, zero-cost transaction processing platform for your partners and inter-company supply chains. This makes Data Masons EDI an excellent choice for medium- to high-volume manufacturers and their suppliers.

Benefits of Data Masons EDI for General Industrial include:

  • Complete ASN packing solution with UCC128 compliance labeling, VICS Bill of Lading, Price/Catalog), and Inventory Status (846)
  • One of the most powerful solutions available for managing and integrating the Planning Schedule and Planning Schedule Release document set
  • Management and integration of Purchase Orders, Cross Dock, Drop Ship, and SDQ Order Handling, Order Status Reporting, Inbound Payments (820) and Outbound Invoices
  • Supports X12, EDIFACT and international document sets to and from your trading partners
  • End-to-end solution including network service that reaches partners through AS2, FTP, traditional VANs and virtually any communications protocol via Data Masons

Lean manufacturing through increased efficiency

The Data Masons Business Network emulates all of the functions of a value-added network with minimal hardware requirements and no transaction costs. Data Masons offers the added advantage of not charging a premium to develop partner maps that do not already exist in Data Masons’ library, which enables you to accurately predict your cost of ownership and return on investment.

Data Masons supports virtually any file format, so if your partner prefers file formats other than EDI, Data Masons can still provide integration benefits. Featuring a simple installation without the need for customization, Data Masons EDI is a cost-effective solution with a low total cost of ownership.


Tight integration of common business documents

Data Masons EDI’s ability to tightly integrate common business documents such as invoices, purchase orders and ASNs easily and without ERP customization makes it a perfect choice for users of our supported ERP solutions. Data Masons EDI provides “out-of-the-box” functionality that supplements key accounting functions such as ASN automation and production forecast release management.



Retail industry expertise

Data Masons expert staff includes retail EDI industry veterans who can provide the solutions and guidance to make your company’s EDI a competitive advantage. Additionally, Data Masons manages all of your company’s ongoing EDI compliance so you can focus on growing your business, not on EDI hassles.



If you're about to bring EDI into your processes, this brief will help you avoid the potential pitfalls often encountered. If you’ve attempted to implement EDI already, you’ll likely recognize at least some of the problems we describe, and gain from our explanations on how to avoid them. This paper will present a clear, simple path to successful implementation of a highly productive and profitable EDI initiative in your company.