EDI & API Integration

TOP ADVANTAGES OF API & EDI INTEGRATION OUR CLIENTS ENJOY

EFFICIENT AND COST SAVING
ENHANCED INVENTORY CONTROL
REAL-TIME TRANSPARENCY
REDUCED CO2 EMISSIONS
EXPANDED STRATEGIC FOCUS
ENTRY INTO NEW MARKETS

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EPI & API Integration Process

SO WHAT ARE EDIs AND APIs BASICALLY?

EDI or Electronic Data Interchange started in the 70s. It establishes a set of messaging standards such as transferring documents (purchase orders, invoices, ASNs, BOL, etc) from system to system without using paper. Thus reducing the need for manual labour and is highly secured since it operates from an agreed-upon standard for communication.

API or Application Program Interfaces is developed in the early 2000s. It often uses Cloud SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications to quickly move data between one system to another by speaking to each other in real-time. Companies usually leave parts of their API software available to the public so other software can easily integrate to them.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN API AND EDI?

Typically, API integration is less costly than EDI as it does not require on-going maintenance or translation services. However, if your company has a set standard of communications, a tweaking the software may be required, which means more collaboration between API developers. This usually occurs when your business is collaborating with a new partner.

Meanwhile, since EDI operates from a fixed standard for communication, this can result in limitations to real-time transparency and responsiveness.

Whether your industry needs to implement EDI or API, Tandem NZ can provide the perfect solution you need in order to automate transactions.

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Top Benefits of API & EDI Integration

EDI VS API, WHICH SUITS YOUR BUSINESS?

When considering an integration method, it is not an easy either/or situation depending on your company’s individual needs. An in-depth review would be required first.

At the moment, most established B2B companies use EDI as a tool for communication, but more and more new startups pick APIs as a start. If you really want your business to thrive, which we’re sure you do, having the right balance of both is the best method. For example, if you are in the finance industry, API integration may not be suitable since your company may be subject to audits, and APIs do not typically adhere to compliance regulations. You will use APIs only for the customer end, while EDI can work in-house.

We can help combine the best of both technologies to create a solution that is error-free. Just tell us who you are and we will help you find out your connectivity details and figure out the best integration method.

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