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EDI Plus Ltd

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EDI plus is a fully managed EDI provider based in the UK and hosted in the cloud.

We are a market leader in EDI services, B2B collaboration, systems integration and value added intelligent applications. 

Description

EDI Plus Limited is an EDI Service Provider based in the UK offering numerous Fully Managed Data Interchange Services hosted in the cloud.

 

We are expert in all aspects of EDI services, including B2B collaboration, point-to-point transactional exchange, systems integration, Web Portal methodologies and value added intelligent applications. In accordance with the Department of Health’s Scan4Safety initiative, we are accredited PEPPOL Access Point Providers, enabling NHS Trusts, CCGs, etc., Healthcare Suppliers and NHS Trading Partners to exchange information through the PEPPOL Network in line with the DoH recommendations.

 

We are well-versed in managing ‘standard’ trading documents (Purchase Orders, Acknowledgements, Advanced Shipping Notes, Invoices, Credit Notes, etc) as well as being able to process sector-specific transactions such as Shipping Manifests for Logistics clients.

We are able to exchange information using traditional EDI formats and methodologies…

(Tradacoms, EDIFact, EANCOM, VAR)

…other prescribed methodologies…

(CSV, XML (including GS1 XML), BIS (used by the PEPPOL Network), iDocs)

...and fully bespoke formats appropriate to the specific needs of our clients.

As well as recommending ‘best-of-breed’ communications protocols, we are able to integrate with any specific protocols used by our clients including AS2, AS4, FTP and SFTP.

We provide Services to clients in a range of business sectors, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Hospitality
  • Utilities

We work with our clients to achieve effective integration with not only those trading partners who capable of document exchange using traditional EDI, but also with those clients and their trading partners who are not able to adopt this approach. This includes fully bespoke data exchange processes and the provision of Web Portals that can be branded to our clients’ specific needs.

 

Our clients are therefore able to achieve the widest possible coverage for electronic data interchange and with the maximum flexibility. As a standard part of our service we are able to deal directly with all nominated trading partners, so that our clients do not need to buy in the necessary specialised skills that are required for effective high quality integrations.

 

In short, EDI PLUS is a secure, scalable and flexible service, supporting a wide variety of data translations and communication protocols between trading partners, which will work with existing or new communication methods and data formats, and which results in a very cost-effective and business-optimising EDI Service. Our two mantras are ‘any to any’ and ‘many to many’.

Approved product

EDI Plus data transformation services, EDI Plus PEPPOL services, and MaxIMS

Data transformation services

The EDI PLUS Service is secure, scalable and flexible, supporting a wide variety of data translations and protocols between trading partners. EDI PLUS implements traditional EDI formats – EDIFact, Tradacoms, X12, EANCOM, PEPPOL, GS1XML iDocs – or alternative, often bespoke formats such as XML, CSV and TXT, using standard Communications Protocols – AS2, AS4, FTP, SFTP,etc.

The type of transactions the service deals with is many and varied but will typically cover the procurement requirements of our clients – purchase orders, delivery notifications, invoices and remittance advices. Other document types that may be exchanged include manufacturing schedules, products and prices, customs information etc. as identified by individual business requirements.

To supplement integrated EDI techniques we provide Web Portals to enable the smallest companies to be included EDI exchanges.

MaxIMS

MaxIMS is a fully functional stock management system which monitors and maintains appropriate local stock levels across individual organisations or selected departments/environments of an organisation. It is a hosted and administrated web application which provides inventory management facilities using internet browser access combined with local smart devices (handheld terminals or smart phones) which exchange data with the central system. Importantly, the process incorporates Vendor Managed Stock to optimise stock levels of critical products.

MaxIMS was originally developed over ten years ago and is implemented across numerous laboratories in which their equipment and processes are used for various testing and diagnostic purposes under laboratory conditions. The critical nature of these requirements provides MaxIMS with a secure and fully reliable pedigree for stock management within the specific environment of the healthcare sector. The process is attuned to GS1 coding standards and barcodes, and is fully compliant with the Scan4Safety initiative.

PEPPOL services

EDI Plus is an accredited PEPPOL Access Point Provider. We provide a proven methodology to achieve interoperability between healthcare suppliers and customers (NHS trusts) as part of the Scan4Safety initiative. Up to four document types are usually exchanged – purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgements, advanced shipping notes and invoices. We offer two separate approaches to achieve PEPPOL compliance: 

  • Our integrated solution, links directly with clients’ ERP services and provide appropriate translation and transmission services to re-format and transmit documents into and out of the PEPPOL Network and provide fully automation. 
  • Our Web Portal solution interacts with the PEPPOL Network allowing clients to process documents using intuitive screens as an alternative to full integration. Details on the initial document (usually a PO) are used to provide the requisite information of the ‘responding’ documents to minimise manual intervention.
     

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