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Fully electronic procurement via EDI

Electronic procurement

Fully electronic procurement via EDI

With ITscope’s Procure Complete, you can implement a fully electronic EDI process with currently more than 70 distributors. All orders that are sent via the API are transferred directly to the distributors’ ordering systems via EDI.
EDI has several advantages when it comes to fully electronic procurement:

Orders placed with the ITscope EDI directly land in the distributor’s system. The distributor is able to receive your order automatically via EDI, and is able to immediately start processing the order. As a result, ordering via EDI is just like ordering directly from the distributor’s webshop.

Goods ordered via EDI can be dispatched earlier and therefore reach you or your customers quicker. The need for time-consuming email exchanges is eliminated. The system also ensures reliability, with the automatic transfer of data reducing susceptibility to errors, as no manual work is involved during the sending and receiving of the order.

Why waste time connecting each supplier separately, when you can integrate more than 60 distributors at the same time through one interface?

Thanks to the ITscope, procurement processes become more efficient, and the benefits of rationalisation can be utilised.

Once your order has been received by the distributor, they can send you helpful information about the status of your order through the EDI interface. Order response documents, dispatch notifications, invoice documents or parcel tracking: electronic replies such as these can be returned directly into your core system, i.e. your ERP (subject to the individual configuration of each supplier). These updates can, for example, be very helpful in keeping customers updated about the delivery status of their orders.

ITscope shopping carts and distributor order responses can be directly imported into your ERP system, either via the API or through an XML/openTrans download. This also enables EDI processes to be introduced on a flexible step-by-step basis, suited to your requirements. The integration works across systems, resulting in no interruptions to your established work processes.

The various included distributor EDI interfaces are continuously monitored, serviced and extended by us, ensuring you can always rely on the latest technology. Any distributors connected to ITscope via EDI in the future will automatically expand your EDI network, with no extra effort on your part.

Via the API, it is also possible to transmit orders to distributors that do not yet have an EDI process. If an EDI connection is then added for the distributor in future, you will instantly profit from the faster processing, without further adaptation being required.

Would you like to take a sneak peek first? Better safe than sorry? You can put the EDI process to the test in our testing environment at any time, and go through all the scenarios as needed. Simply send orders to the test supplier ‘ITscope Partner Test’ and receive simulated responses. This gives you the opportunity to comfortably explore the opportunities of EDI via the ITscope API, giving you a solid decision-making basis. We would be happy to activate this demo distributor for you.

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With or without EDI?

Fully electronic procurement via EDI is made possible by the ITscope Procure Complete, regardless of whether a distributor uses EDI processes or handles orders manually or semi-automatically.

The difference is: when ordering through the ITscope API from one of the currently more than 70 distributors connected via EDI, you will receive individualised, automatic responses from the suppliers.

When ordering from any of the other suppliers, you will not receive an immediate automatic response. Our system will only update the order status once the distributor has (manually) processed your order on the ITscope platform.

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