Advanced EDI Solution

Typically an electronic data interchange (EDI) is a direct link between 2 systems, transferring data concurrently via an automated link, or sometimes via a manual intervention request. However, there are occasions when an EDI can be written to transfer data across multiple systems, ensuring fluid and consistent data transfer. A typical EDI application which uses a web-based portal to allow the customer to access feedback and logs is outlined below. This was a data transfer between the following applications, Bill of Materials (BOM) management software and a manufacturing management system:

  • Omnify – Bill of Materials Management Software
  • 123insight¬† – MRP/ERP Software

This EDI has manual intervention, which means the customer is able to specify when a transfer takes place from the BOM management software, and view logs about what information has been transferred.

What does the EDI do?

The EDI transfers data from the BOM software directly into the MRP/ERP software, ensuring data is consistent and correctly revised. The following information is transferred across the systems:

  • BOM information from Omnify into 123insight
    • New parts are automatically created in 123insight, including all child parts and routings
    • Works Orders that need to be rescheduled will be highlighted to the customer should this be required
    • A Purchase Order report is generated consisting of any orders that have been affect by changes in BOM structure
  • Sales order from Omnify created as Works Orders in 123insight
  • Export sales order information from 123insight into bespoke Delivery Database

The Result

This EDI has been used for a number of years and has resulted in consistent data across all platforms and granted the customer greater levels of traceability and improved response times to rapidly changing product requirements.

Data Importer:

Custom EDI for Sales Orders, Forecasts, and Scheduling

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File Manipulation System:

One application that does the job of two

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Solidworks to 123insight:

Automated integration powered by The Data Bridge

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