Upgrades to EDI X-12 Standards Pave the way for Retailer Efficiency

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Upgrades to EDI X-12 standards are being used by major US retailers to increase their supply chain efficiency. The EDI standards upgrades enable retailers to more effectively exchange information with suppliers so that their back office operations are integrated with their supply chain and their EDI maintenance costs remain low.

Upgrades to EDI X-12 standards are being used by major US retailers to increase their supply chain efficiency. The EDI standards upgrades enable retailers to more effectively exchange information with suppliers so that their back office operations are integrated with their supply chain and their EDI maintenance costs remain low.

By upgrading their EDI standards, retailers capture and transmit the information they need to run an efficient supply chain in today’s cost competitive retailer environment. Accurate information is needed to move goods from the supplier to the retailer without costly interruptions or delays. Controlling shipping and inventory costs for all the parties involved in the supply chain is critical to offering lower prices to consumers.

Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club are implementing version 5010 of ANSI X-12 EDI standards. Department stores such as JC Penney have upgraded to version 4030. Kmart is moving all of its suppliers to version 4010 as part of their merger with Sears. Staples has recently upgraded their EDI Advance Ship Notice transaction requirements to improve their shipment receiving efficiency. Many retailers have added payment reporting EDI transactions to make it easier to pay suppliers with direct deposit.

CovalentWorks is a third party EDI provider and implements ANSI X-12 EDI standards upgrades for its clients at no extra charge. “We are committed to providing web-based EDI solutions to our clients that take care of all of the headaches associated with EDI, including EDI standards upgrades” said CovalentWorks president Steve Brewer. “We want to help our clients save time so that they can focus on growing their business.”

About CovlentWorks

CovalentWorks provides web-based EDI solutions for small and mid-sized businesses that require a headache-free EDI implementation. Now in its seventh year of operation, CovalentWorks has earned its position as an industry leader through a commitment to personalized service, easy- to-use EDI solutions, and affordable pricing. Clients only need internet access and email to be EDI compliant with hundreds of customers. No software, hardware or additional personnel are required.

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