Skip to content

< Back

Order-to-cash implementation toolkit

Order to cash

Ordering, delivering and paying for goods is what most companies do. Automating the process, using GS1 standards, makes it faster, more accurate and cheaper.

Order-to-cash is the process where goods are:

  • Ordered
  • Delivered and received
  • Invoiced and paid for

Whether you are ordering or delivering the goods, this process is critical for almost all businesses. Many businesses, of all sizes and across many industries, have automated the entire process using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and GS1 standards.

How does automating the order-to-cash process benefit you?

It replaces paper-based orders, delivery notes, invoices and other important documents with GS1 industry standard electronic messages. By doing this you’ll benefit from:

  • Instant delivery and receipt of your messages
  • No errors caused by manually re-keying in data
  • Lower costs due to fewer manual processes 
  • Fewer disputes with your trading partners

And best of all, by automating your order-to-cash process you can automatically reconcile orders, deliveries and invoices – eliminating more time-consuming and error-prone processes.

In this implementation toolkit you’ll learn how to automate your processes, how to follow industry-wide best practice and how much money you could save through automation.

And if you've already automated part of your order-to-cash process then read on, as you can gain more benefits through greater automation and adoption with more trading partners.


The Process

Follow the best practice and you’ll benefit at every stage of the order-to-cash process

Benchmark yourself

See how you compare to industry best practice