Home Depot has launched a new connection hub called Home Depot Special Order Program which will require its own new ePortal connection. Customers currently trading HD special products using Home Depot EDI will need to add a new trading partner. This is because it requires new mapping which may involve additional implementation costs. The cost will be different for every customer and is dependent on how may maps are necessary.
Home Depot sent eBridge three different implementation PDF’s with information outlining the changes that need to be made. If anyone would like a copy of the Home Depot Special Order Program EDI information, please contact your eBridge representative or email me email@example.com and I’ll be sure to forward the information to you. Below are the introductory paragraphs to the EDI maps that need to be changed:
856 Ship Notice/Manifest: This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Ship Notice/Manifest Transaction Set (856) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to list the contents of a shipment of goods as well as additional information relating to the shipment, such as order information, product description, physical characteristics, type of packaging, marking, carrier information, and configuration of goods within the transportation equipment. The transaction set enables the sender to describe the contents and configuration of a shipment in various levels of detail and provides an ordered flexibility to convey information. The sender of this transaction is the organization responsible for detailing and communicating the contents of a shipment, or shipments, to one or more receivers of the transaction set. The receiver of this transaction set can be any organization having an interest in the contents of a shipment or information about the contents of a shipment. 810 Invoice: This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Invoice Transaction Set (810) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to the billing for goods and services provided. 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement: This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Purchase Order Acknowledgment Transaction Set (855) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to a seller’s acknowledgment of a buyer’s purchase order. This transaction set can also be used as notification of a vendor generated order. This usage advises a buyer that a vendor has or will ship merchandise as prearranged in their partnership.
Hello and Good Morning, Here at eBridge we strive to keep our readers and clients up to date on the latest updates and changes from the integration industry. We recently received a notice from the Costco Wholesale EDI department informing us of changes that will be put into effect November 30th. The notice we received read as follows:
Costco Wholesale is currently involved in a project to implement an ERP software solution provided by SAP. Because you are currently an EDI partner with Costco this will impact you as our EDI requirements must change to accommodate the SAP model. Please see the information below for more details regarding the new requirements that must be followed along with our compliance date.Costco’s new requirements:
Product identification number transmitted on Costco’s 850/860 Purchase Order/Change must be used on your 810 Invoice.
All Item level discounts (excluding rebates) transmitted on Costco’s 850/860 Purchase Order/Change must be included on your 810 Invoice.
What we need from you: All of the below bolded information transmitted to you on the 850/860 Purchase Order/Change must be included on the 810 Invoice you transmit to Costco Wholesale. This includes the PO number, PO date, PO terms, quantity, price, product identification number (Costco item number, Supplier item number, UPC, GTIN, etc.) and all item level discounts (excluding rebates).Your compliance is required by November 30, 2012. If you are already in compliance, we thank you and no action is required. Thank you for your help in this process. Should you need to contact us please email EDI@costco.com or call our EDI hotline at 425-313-6791. Costco Wholesale EDI Department
As more companies update their current ERP systems or change specific documentation formats, eBridge will continue to update their clients and customers about the changes being made as soon as possible. Please don’t forget that the effective date for these changes is November 30th, 2012. If you require any additional info or clarification, please contact us or leave a comment below.
eBridge has continued to post monthly YouTube videos in order to help share valuable business intelligence with small to mid-sized businesses regarding CRM, EDI, supply chain management and e-Commerce (web store) integration. This month’s video explains how EDI Integration works and the various stages within EDI Integration.
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Web Store Integration – Essential For Online Success
With online shopping firmly entrenched as a standard method for consumers to purchase goods and services, a company’s Webstore is an essential component in achieving success and strong growth in Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) e-commerce environments.
In order to achieve the maximum potential of a Web Store, it is paramount that an organization integrates with their accounting system. This would result in taking advantage of two-way, real-time information flow between the two systems. Not integrating could result in the following drawbacks (AppFinity, 2009):
Staff wastes a lot of time updating items, prices and on-hand quantities in your Web Store to match with your account systems inventory data.
Staff must re-enter orders from your Web Store into your in-house accounting system.
Customers can’t update their company information online such as billing, shipping address, phone and email
Customers can’t track the shipping status of their order
Furthermore, with the eBridge Webstore Integration Solution, organizations would not have to worry about making any changes to their Web site. By streamlining the information flow in a business’s B2C and B2B e-commerce systems, the eBridge Webstore Integration Solution provides an essential component in a company’s strategy to achieve higher productivity.