IDE® Pointing EDI in the right directionTM
Internet Data Exchange (IDE®) is a Software-as-a-Service solution (SaaS) that uses web-based technology to streamline the transaction process. There is no software to purchase, install or maintain. IDE® enables you and your trading partners to exchange documents electronically, regardless of the business system or document format in use. Information is exchanged via the internet, so there are no per transaction or kilocharacter charges. Documents are received from one trading partner, translated on the fly into the format of the receiver, and sent to the other trading partner for receipt directly into their system. This means that buyers and sellers can immediately exchange documents such as:
- Purchase Orders
- Advance Ship Notices
- Inventory Advices
- And Other Electronic Documents
IDE® is flexible regarding the key parameters of electronic data exchange
- Communication Protocol
- Document Format
- EDI, XML, Flat File, etc.
GCommerce allows trading partners to consolidate EDI providers and reduce costs because there is no software to purchase, install and maintain. Because IDE® is protocol and format neutral, trading partners can leverage the investment they currently have in place, not add to it. You are able to connect to all of your trading partners with a single connection to GCommerce in a single format. If you utilize the Super Spec in conjunction with IDE®, you can also use just one map, which saves resources, time, and money.