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IQMS launches EDI value added network services for manufacturers

New hosted EDI VAN service provides manufacturers with a secure, reliable and affordable service for the connectivity, transport and integration of all their electronic business transactions


Whether you need to manage supplier purchase orders, invoice your customers or provide business-to-consumer drop shipping fulfilment for online retailers being able to enable online transactions across the manufacturing supply chain via electronic data interchange (EDI) is critical.

To meet the increasing demand for EDI transactions, IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and MES systems provider has launched IQMS EDI value added networks to their service offer.

IQMS’s new hosted EDI VAN service removes the need for a third party network service providing a single point of contact to manage the complete EDI process including setup, configuration and service. Other EDI VAN networks can also be supported by IQMS.

Providing a secure, reliable backbone for the connectivity, transport and integration of electronic business transactions, the IQMS EDI VAN service helps manufacturers manage the complete process.

The service is available to all existing IQMS manufacturing customers, regardless of whether they deploy IQMS systems on-premises or hosted by IQMS in the cloud.

Gary Nemmers, IQMS CEO said in a press release:

“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.”

“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.”


Delivering, reliable, secure and economical EDI VAN Services

Highly cost-effective, the IQMS EDI VAN services provides state-of-the-art performance and functionality meaning manufacturers can get up and running quickly and easily. Core technology benefits delivered by IQMS EDI VAN services include:


Reliability

Service availability and reliability is delivered through the use of redundant data centres and 99+% uptime.


Scalability

Designed to support manufacturers’ needs regardless of transaction volumes, the number of trading partners or transaction complexity.


Support for communication protocols

Communication protocols supported include 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

EDI transaction data is saved on a rolling seven-year basis, ensuring visibility and traceability.


Cost-effective EDI VAN Services

Unlike traditional EDI pricing models, IQMS’ EDI VAN services are offered on a flat monthly fee based on the active number interconnects, for example, connections with trading partners and not the amount of data.

Costs do not increase with as the volume of data grows and if there are no communications in any given month, then there are no fees.

Services are also 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 acting as a single source of contact for customers’ EDI, manufacturing ERP and MES system support needs, IQMS enables manufacturers to focus on their business rather than the underlying technology.

If you are interested in IQMS EDI VAN services, please contact Nick Jackson.