EDI IN ACTION!
Friday, March 20, 2015Global Administrator
Recently, the eBridge team had an interesting encounter at our headquarters in Burlington, Ontario that we wanted to share with you. This just goes to show how small the world really is.
We decided a couple of weeks ago that we needed to re-carpet the stairs in our office. Having made the decision, we did what many would do in that situation; we called our local Home Depot to price out the work that needed to be done.
After making a purchase, Home Depot then assigned the work to their service partner National Installs who happens to be one of our valued customers!
Meet Mike – our friend over at National Installs who helped us out the other day with our stairs
From this transaction, we were able to see one of our own integrations in action! Using the order number from our Home Depot order we were able to view the first stage of the integration process via the eBridge Connections ePortal (shown below). In this image, you can see that our software has retrieved the specific purchase order document (EDI 850) that Home Depot issued to National Installs. This part of the integration process is fully automated and happens within minutes of the order being processed by Home Depot.
To finalize the process, data from the purchase order was then transformed into a readable format by eBridge Connections and integrated into National Install’s QuickBooks accounting system. This is also fully automated, resulting in an efficient and accurate order process.
At eBridge Connections, we take pride in how effective and reliable our solutions are. It was a great opportunity for us to see it in action and we hope that this example provides a solid case for businesses evaluating an integration solution.