Perceptant, the SaaS Supply Chain Integration Software Company, today announced the availability of B2B Express 2.0, its latest internet EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) & XML solution for supply chain principals, suppliers and their trading communities.
Designed for businesses involved in the electronic receipt of purchase orders and the transmission of invoices and advanced shipping notices, B2B Express 2.0 is free to use for low document volumes, however can be cost effectively scaled to deliver fully integrated B2B messaging with SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, Infor, Epicor, Unit 4 and most leading back office and accounting systems.
“EDI and XML based B2B messaging has so far failed to reach the masses due to high costs, technical complexity and lack of integration”, says Richard Clover, director of supply chain integration at Perceptant. “B2B Express 2.0 removes these barriers to entry, not only because it’s delivered as a fully managed service over the internet but can be configured and operational within minutes”.
Pre-configured with UN EDIFACT, ANSI ASC X12, TRADACOMS, EANCOM and ODETTE EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) messages, including their XML equivalents, B2B Express 2.0 can also be tailored to use variations of these messages as used by leading retailers (e.g. Walmart, Carrefour, Tesco, Metro AG, Home Depot, CVA Caremark, Kroger, Costco, Target and Groupe Auchan SA), chemical & pharmaceutical companies, electronics, logistics, motor manufacturers and conglomerates.
“Existing users of EDI and B2B messaging more often believe there isn’t an alternative to their current supplier whereas companies under pressure to trade electronically often take the solution recommended by their customer”, says Richard Ward, COO of Perceptant. “Many of our current customers have switched over from a competitive solution, which is a seamless process and on average drives cost savings of 53%”.
Perceptant (http://www.perceptant.com) is a leading provider of software and services that drive the integration, synchronisation and collaboration of supply chains. Our hosted, on-demand supply chain management, application integration and electronic data interchange (EDI) solutions process millions of business-to-business transactions, integrate leading enterprise software applications and help seamlessly connect the demand chains of many complex trading communities. Perceptant is headquartered in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK.