PASO ROBLES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From managing suppliers’ purchase orders to invoicing customers while providing consumer drop-ship fulfillment for online retailers, electronic data interchange (EDI) is critical for enabling online transactions across manufacturers’ ecosystems. To address this demand, IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, announced today the launch of IQMS EDI VAN Services.
IQMS’s new hosted EDI value-added network (VAN) services provide a secure, reliable backbone for the connectivity, transport and integration of electronic business transactions. IQMS EDI VAN Services are available to all manufacturing customers, whether they have the IQMS system deployed on-premises or hosted by IQMS in the cloud.
“Our manufacturing customers compete not just on the quality of their products, but on the responsiveness and service levels that they deliver. So maintaining reliable EDI connections across the value chain is central to their success,” said Gary Nemmers, IQMS CEO. “With our new IQMS EDI VAN Services, IQMS is taking the risk factor out of EDI by helping to manage the complete process. Now it is easier than ever for manufacturers to reliably connect with customers, suppliers and others to ensure accurate communications and predictable, just-in-time delivery.”
Lowering the Barriers to Secure, Reliable EDI VAN Services
IQMS EDI VAN Services provide state-of-the-art performance and functionality while offering affordable pricing, ensuring that manufacturers can get up and running quickly and easily. Core technology benefits delivered by IQMS EDI VAN Services are:
- Reliability. Redundant data centers and 99+% uptime provide the availability and reliability manufacturers can depend on for processing transactions.
- Scalability. Regardless of the transaction volume, number of trading partners, or complexity of the transactions, IQMS EDI VAN Services are designed to support customers’ needs.
- Support for communication protocols. Support today includes Applicability Statement 2 (AS2), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Accredited Standards Committee X12 (ASC X12), and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
- Security. Highly secure, end-to-end communication protects both sensitive data and the communications path.
- Visibility and traceability. The overall data set is saved on a rolling seven-year basis to ensure visibility and traceability of the document transmissions and details.
Notably, IQMS EDI VAN Services offer significant savings over traditional EDI pricing models since they are priced on a scalable, flat monthly fee based on the active number interconnects—i.e., connections with trading partners—not the amount of data. The cost does not increase with the growth of data volume, and no communications during the month result in no fees.
Additionally, the services are backed by IQMS EDI VAN Support, which handles interconnect setup and configuration, migration of trading partners to the new service, troubleshooting of issues with the connection or system, service monitoring, and document research and tracking. By serving as a single point of contact for customers’ EDI, ERP and MES support needs, IQMS frees manufacturers to spend more time focusing on their business rather than the underlying technology.
IQMS EDI VAN Services are available now. Manufacturers who want to learn more can call +1-866-376-3772 or visit http://www.iqms.com/products/requestinfo.html.
IQMS uniquely combines ERP and MES functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material requirements, inventory and purchasing, plus extended native features for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse and quality modules. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.iqms.com.
Engage with IQMS at: