What are the advantages of WEBEDI ?
21 June 2023
21 June 2023
The advantages of WEBEDI are numerous. Simple to use, WEBEDI enables all companies to create, receive and track electronic documents via a WEB portal. But is this way of “doing EDI” as efficient and secure as an integrated EDI solution ?
To answer this question, let’s take a look at this article :
Before talking about the many advantages of WEBEDI, we need to define what it is.
WEB EDI is a WEB portal on which the WEB pages display intelligent forms. The portal allows you to create, modify, display and print EDI messages in clear text, as the company sends, receives and processes them.
WEBEDI architecture is of the “hub and spoke” type:
What Web EDI enables :
Offering a WEBEDI service enables principals to generalize the adoption of EDI exchanges with all their commercial partners. Whether they are regular or occasional, and whatever their size, the benefits are immediate by centralizing all commercial and electronic document exchanges on a single channel : EDI.
WEBEDI is also part of the digital transformation of customer/supplier relations, providing a “paperless” solution immediately accessible via an Internet connection.
Another advantage of WEBEDI is that it facilitates the transition to paperless invoicing. All you need to do is set up a reliable audit trail or a certified electronic signature when sending the electronic invoice.
The advantages of a WEBEDI solution for companies are highlighted below :
One of the advantages of WEBEDI is that it’s a cloud-based service, which means it :
Because WEBEDI is not an integrated EDI solution, it does not communicate directly with the software used by the company. WEBEDI doesn’t offer all the advantages of EDI, such as automated processing, elimination of re-typing and high-volume processing.
WEBEDI is often seen as the EDI solution for small and medium-sized businesses with low EDI volumes to process. And for
for which investing in the implementation of an integrated EDI system is not economically justified.
Despite the many advantages of WEBEDI, the solution does have a few limitations. Indeed, company
company staff use a WEBEDI from time to time during the day to check messages received and send messages. These operations are carried out by direct input, usually by exporting and importing text or CSV files.
or CSV files.
In fact, the limits of a WEBEDI are :
A WEBEDI is an EDI solution in the cloud. Opting for a WEBEDI means immediately benefiting from
the benefits of the Cloud :
For over 30 years, Tenor has been helping companies to digitalize their workflows. Indeed, the revolutionary implementation of the 1st WEBEDI (GALIA-approved) by Tenor was a major step forward for all principals and their trading partners.
If you’re interested in this subject, don’t hesitate to consult the article on EDI implementation or the one on the EDIFACT standard.