Technology has made it easier for businesses, startups and established ones, to be competitive and succeed in a frantic marketplace. And business owners who don’t embrace the advancements tend to be left behind.

At Roltak, business clients who value the benefits of technology, can streamline their operations and massively change their trajectory. As part of its order fulfillment services, the company, owned by MJT III Inc., offers business clients Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

What is EDI?

Electronic Data Interchange is the exchange of documents between computer systems that essentially negates the need for the use of paper. This communications platform is becoming the standard electronic format used between business partners.

By moving from a paper-based exchange of business documents to one that is electronic, businesses enjoy major benefits such as reduced cost, increased processing speed, reduced errors and improved relationships with business partners,” Roltak says on its website at Roltak.com.

EDI has been around for decades as an efficient and cost-saying business process that transfers data via computer systems. It allows for the labor-saving way of transferring business documents, including purchase orders and invoices, between business partners.

Differences among order fulfillment suppliers

While order fulfillment companies routinely communicate electronically with business clients and vendors, EDI is not necessarily a part of their platform.

According to its website, Shiphero supports UPS Electronic Data Interchange for business clients through UPS. The company recommends that business customers, including those shipping products internationally, set up an account with UPS that allows paperless invoicing.

When shipping international orders, ShipHero will automatically send all custom documents via EDI. And when a country does not accept electronic forms, ShipHero will print the customs forms for its business customers.

At eFulfillment Service, the order fulfillment company keeps business customers informed electronically, sending them tracking email. Instead of EDI, the company allows for the upload of orders as CSV files. These files can be customized and imported by the hundreds.

eFulfillment also allows business customers to automatically integrate with shopping carts and eCommerce platforms.

And at ShipWire, the company does not leverage EDI but welcomes business to get started with its API platform to manage fulfillment orders.

Business customers can use the API application to create new orders, make updates, cancel or get information about existing orders. To help clients, ShipWire also offers access to tutorials.

EDI changes your business

Teaming up with Roltak allows business clients to work more efficiently and cost-effectively by leveraging its EDI platform.

EDI is the quickest and most effective way for our customers to communicate with us,” the company says on its website at Roltak.com. “This system allows you to be in command and puts you on the same level as the biggest names in the business.”

Here are just some of the advantages of Roltak’s cloud-based EDI platform:

  • EDI helps to solve complex problems experienced by customers.
  • Commerce EDI allows business customers to send shipping notifications, purchase orders, and invoices to trade partners.
  • Its automated capabilities make the order intake and fulfillment processes more efficient.
  • Commerce EDI has almost eliminated the need for manual intervention.
  • Reduces operational costs when done correctly.
  • Commerce EDI gives customers the ability to stay in touch with suppliers.
  • Easily allows acceptance of new retail partners.
  • Allows for quick business expansion.
  • Nimbly integrates into a majority of ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) systems.