Evaluating your EDI options: seven building blocks of full-service EDI.

What’s the difference between managed EDI services and full-service EDI?

A managed EDI service is a cloud-based EDI solution in which the EDI provider is responsible for the developing and maintaining the core technology, but requires internal staffing for the day-to-day customization, optimization and operations of the technology.

Full-service EDI is a cloud-based solution and associated staffing resources that customize, optimize and operate the technology. In this model, the EDI provider carries out a complete business function on behalf of the customer.


Which type of EDI solution is right for your business?


A side by side comparison of a managed service solution vs. full-service EDI.


A complete evaluation of EDI providers and the pros & cons of their offerings.

Full-service EDI solutions have seven primary components:

  1. Technology
  2. Trading partner expertise
  3. Design and configuration
  4. Trading partner communication
  5. Testing and launch
  6. Proactive monitoring and analysis
  7. Ongoing resource access

Full-service EDI providers deliver cloud-based technology and associated staffing resources that customize, optimize and operate the technology. Use these definitions and qualifying questions to make an apples-to-apples comparison between solution providers.

Does your company need a managed EDI service or full-service EDI?

On the surface, cloud EDI solutions sound similar, but in reality, there are vast differences between providers.

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