4 Surprising Benefits of a Full-Service EDI Solution for QuickBooks

by | Nov 4, 2020 | Automation, Omnichannel, Partners, Suppliers

Are you using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to comply with a customer requirement so you can start selling through their channels?

If so, you’re not alone. Many small businesses get started with EDI to take advantage of new opportunities and keep retail trading partners happy.

Now more than ever, it’s vital to automate your order fulfillment through EDI to gain advantages beyond compliance. When you have to spend more time on safety protocols and supporting online orders, there’s no time to waste resources on EDI or other activities that aren’t a core competency for your business.

4 ways a full-service EDI solution for QuickBooks can help your business thrive this season

1. Stay on top of omnichannel retail trends

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend toward omnichannel retail. Consumers are embracing curbside pickup, home delivery and buy online, pickup in-store (BOPIS), and other omnichannel delivery methods more than ever.

As consumers adopt new ways of shopping, retailers are changing how they fulfill orders. The right EDI solution can help you prepare for this holiday season and beyond. With a full-service EDI partner, you’ll be ready to support any retail order fulfillment model with 24/7/365 support from an expert team.

2. Adapt to shifts in demand

Unfortunately, empty shelves have become a familiar sight during the pandemic.

But you can proactively help your retail partners manage orders and inventory to prevent stockouts. Provide timely updates for orders and shipping statuses so trading partners know what to expect, and when. By doing so, you’ll help your retail customers keep shelves stocked for the best consumer experience possible.

3. Use staff resources more efficiently

Is entering data and fixing errors taking time away from more important tasks?

With EDI automation, you can streamline the order fulfillment process and cut down on data entry. Directly integrate your QuickBooks system with your EDI solution to make the best use of your staff’s valuable time—all while avoiding errors or chargebacks.

You can save time in the shipping process, too. Whether you leverage Carrier Service functionality embedded within SPS Fulfillment or seamless integration to market-leading partners like ShipStation, you can quickly find the lowest shipping rate, book shipments across all your sales channels, manage order tracking numbers and print shipping labels directly from your EDI solution.

4. Support your distributed workforce

Manual order fulfillment processes slow you down, especially with a distributed workforce. It’s time to stop relying on faxes, emails, phone calls or legacy software to exchange information with your customers.

Businesses need solutions that are reliable, easy-to-use and accessible from anywhere

EDI makes it easy for all of your employees to exchange order information with all of your customers, no matter where they work. What’s more, you can help your distributed team be more productive by migrating your EDI and QuickBooks software to the cloud using Right Networks.

Want to learn more about how an EDI solution for QuickBooks can help you thrive in today’s retail environment? Sign up for a demo today.

About Guest Author Dave Rosi, VP of Marketing at Right Networks

Dave is responsible for the planning, development and execution of Right Networks’ marketing initiatives including new growth, customer loyalty, building the organization’s overall marketing capabilities, driving innovation with breakthrough customer offerings and operating as architect and steward of the Right Networks brand. Dave is a recognized strategic growth leader with over 30 years of success building, transforming and growing worldwide sales, marketing, and business development functions for private and public companies.

Prior to Right Networks Dave served in senior leadership roles at technology firms including DBmaestro, Connotate (acquired by Import.io), Ipswitch (Acquired by Progress Software), Kronos and other firms looking to scale expansion into new markets and product areas.

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