Kelvin Takhar, GM & VP of SalesA Sage manufacturer or distributor faces tremendous pressure to stay competitive in their respective markets, given the need to deliver the right product, at the right time, anywhere in the world. Edisoft, a SaaS-based supply chain platform empowers Sage end users to improve their supply chain performance by leveraging logistics as a competitive advantage. The company’s innovative approach streamlines and consolidates supply chain processes by optimizing ERP integration; Edisoft’s out-of-the-box vendor compliance and warehouse fulfillment solutions enable fast-growing companies to respond and quickly scale by avoiding potential pitfalls in today’s competitive landscape marked by globalization and eCommerce. “We ensure that our customers can accurately fulfill purchase orders, and ship their goods in the most timely and cost-effective manner, through our industry-tailored automation and unified order-to-cash workflow,” says Kelvin Takhar, General Manager and Vice President- Sales, Edisoft Inc.
In a supplier’s front office, Edisoft consolidates the user’s Cloud, or on-premise, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services. Users can access incoming and outgoing purchase order information through a single portal with no re-keying of data between the EDI portal and the ERP. Through this consolidation, Edisoft delivers both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) EDI services, eliminating the need to manually enter EDI order information into any 3rd party B2C EDI services, like Commerce Hub or Vendor Net.
Takhar points out that Edisoft’s unique competitive advantage vis-a-vis other solution providers is its end-to-end configurable Sage ERP sales order optimization that supports both EDI and eCommerce purchase orders, while also providing a wide range of vendor compliance and warehouse fulfillment options. This effectively future proofs the Edisoft customer’s investment. The concept of “future proofing” is all about giving Edisoft customers the ability to tailor the Edisoft platform based on their market and industry supply chain needs today, and into the future; Edisoft minimizes and, in many cases, eliminates scaling operational costs that adversely impact profitability over time. To elaborate, Edisoft provides end-to-end vendor/EDI compliance which helps customers effectively address a myriad of challenges, including the shipping of wrong products, unapproved product substitution, incorrect labels, improperly packaged merchandise, incomplete bill of landing, and late deliveries. The optimized warehouse fulfillment capability minimizes the steps involved in organizing the information for orders and shipments and improves efficiency.
We enable manufacturers and distributors to deliver their goods to warehouses or consumers in a timely and cost-effective manner.
By providing end-to-end automation for both EDI and eCommerce order data, Edisoft’s processes lead to improved accuracy and less dependence on staff in both the front and back offices which results in lower operational and transaction costs for the user.
“All of our core functionalities are presented in a single, easy-to-use interface that further augments Edisoft’s value proposition. Our platform has been natively designed to provide a configurable, out-of-the-box solution that requires no customization,” explains Takhar. Edisoft can be seamlessly integrated into the client’s Sage ERP (Sage 100, Sage 300, and Sage Enterprise Management), via an API or object-based interface. The platform accommodates advanced shipment and label requirements (GS1, UCC-128 labels, DVS packing slips) and ensures full automation. With such capabilities, Edisoft is making a huge impact in various industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, apparel, footwear, publishing and non-prescription healthcare.
A case in point, J-B Weld: a US-based supplier of epoxy products, approached Edisoft because it was experiencing substantial non-compliance chargebacks for shipments with a number of retail trading partners. These would only be resolved by verifying and validating the contents of all the shipments leaving their Sulphur Springs, Texas facility. By integrating Edisoft’s warehouse automation module and carrier management option with J-B Weld’s existing Sage accounting software, they were able to resolve a number of automation gaps and compliance challenges. While this allowed them to successfully meet the needs of their trading partners, they were also able to reduce both their operational and EDI transactional costs. This engagement with Edisoft allowed J-B Weld to both improve their supply chain performance and leverage prior investments made with Sage and Edisoft, thus future-proofing J-B Weld’s supply chain investments.
Takhar concludes, “By leveraging logistics to drive value, Edisoft is quickly becoming the platform that can meet the requirements of any supplier, regardless of their ERP, their geographical location, or the number of trading partners.”