Fully electronic procurement via EDI
With ITscope’s order API, 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:
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.
Thanks to the ITscope order API, procurement processes become more efficient, and the benefits of rationalisation can be utilised.
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.
ITscope order API – with or without EDI?
Fully electronic procurement via EDI is made possible by the ITscope order API, 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.