You’re still processing your documents manually 

If this is true for your company, no judgement! We completely understand the hesitation that comes with adopting a new solution into your business. However, our goal is to show you exactly how easy it is to implement and immediately reap the benefits of a totally integrated, end-to-end document exchange solution.  

At TIE Kinetix, we understand that you may not be ready to fully automate your supply chain, especially if you’re a smaller-sized company. That’s why we have a few different solutions for our smaller customers, like PDF-2-FLOW and PORTAL-2-FLOW.  

PDF-2-FLOW enables you to send and receive PDF files with your trading partners, which probably isn’t too different than how you currently do business. By using AI and machine learning, it’s the ultimate error-free solution that doesn’t change your day-to-day operations. Plus, it’s really simple to use, so implementation isn’t a burden on your IT team.  

If you’re used to web-based transactions, PORTAL-2-FLOW is the solution for you. All you need is an internet connection, and you don’t need anyone on your team to have prior technical knowledge of EDI. It’s not a full-scale EDI solution, so it’s perfect for any company who wants to try out EDI. All your exchanged documents are saved in one secure location, and we even automate onboarding for you.  

By adopting an EDI solution, you’re only going to benefit your business. Who wouldn’t want to eliminate errors and improve collaboration with trading partners?  

You’re still dealing with errors even though you have an EDI solution 

Not all EDI solutions offer 24/7 monitoring (we do!), which means that although you may have a solution in place, it’s not actually helping you that much. If you’re still seeing errors that cause someone on your time to manually step in to solve, your solution isn’t working for you. These errors take time to solve, which ends up costing you more money in the long run. Besides, they can be a headache to deal with!  

Your EDI solution should have a notification system in place so that you are made aware of any errors or missing documents immediately. This way, you won’t have to enter the system manually and waste time weeding through documents in order to identify and solve the problem.  

Our EDI-2-FLOW solution has 24/7 monitoring, so you don’t have to worry about missing anything with TIE Kinetix as your provider. Plus, your team won’t have to step in unless it’s absolutely necessary – which will be a huge relief for your employees. We’re sure your IT team will love the chance to eliminate the need to monitor your company’s document exchange. Additionally, our software is continually upgraded to avoid errors, especially as global compliance standards constantly change.  

You’re upgrading your ERP system  

Though it may feel like it would be overwhelming to make multiple changes to your system at once, it’s actually a good time to knock two things off your list, especially if your current EDI system is outdated. This is because some older EDI systems can’t handle an ERP change, and you’d end up being forced to upgrade your EDI solution as well.  

When you’re thinking about EDI/ERP integration, you want to ensure that your EDI provider offers full, end-to-end integration. At TIE Kinetix, we call it “any-to-any integration.” 

Your team can’t handle EDI internally anymore  

At a certain point, managing EDI internally might get too overwhelming for your IT team, and that’s a good indicator that it’s time to look into a new EDI solution. This could mean switching from an on-premise solution to SaaS, or it could just mean that your team is tired of fixing error after error (as mentioned above).  

No matter how your company has gotten to this point, your IT team will be happy to know that there is a solution to cutting their workload when it comes to EDI, especially if you get to the point where you can’t comfortably add more trading partners because it’s too much work. Not only does a better solution give you the confidence to onboard any potential trading partner, but it also makes the whole process quicker and more efficient.  

You’re paying too much for a solution that you’re unhappy with (or just paying too much in general) 

If you think you’re paying too much for your current EDI solution, and you’re unhappy with the results, then you probably are. A good EDI solution doesn’t have to be extremely expensive – it should be tailored to fit your business needs, and you should only be paying for what you need.  

If you’re still using an on-premise solution, your first step should be to look into purchasing SaaS EDI instead. Fewer resources are needed with SaaS, and therefore there are no unexpected software or hardware costs. SaaS provides a steady and predictable pricing model (a fixed monthly fee) that ensures your company is receiving the solution that you will benefit from – and nothing that you don’t need.   

All in all, if you pay for a solution that fits your needs, you’re going to be saving money in the long run by eliminating errors.