Rochelle Cohen

Any methodology that enables the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents falls under the heading of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). There are two basic approaches to EDI.  The first approach is to create business documents that adhere to one of the EDI standards such as ANSI X12, which is primarily used in the United States, or […]

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Steve Keifer

In the movie the 40-Year Old Virgin, Jonah Hill’s character walks into a store named “We Sell Your Stuff on eBay.”  He discovers a stylish pair of Silver-Glitter Goldfish boots and walks to the counter to purchase them.  But the clerk (Catherine Keener) tells him that he has to make the purchase online (at eBay).  […]

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Denise Oakley

So, you come up with a great idea for a business and you talk to the UK’s leading retailer, Tesco, about it. They love your idea, and immediately place two large orders. Now what? Two Fingers Brewing Company discovered that they were in this exact situation and so needed an immediate crash course in how […]

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Mark Morley

In an earlier blog post I described how future business environments will be more tightly integrated with information flowing from EIM, B2B and IoT based platforms. I outlined how information can be broadly split into structured and unstructured information flows and for this blog entry I just wanted to expand on some of those initial […]

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Rochelle Cohen

  The vast majority of respondents in Supply Chain Insights’ recent study “EDI: Workhorse of the Value Chain” said that the most important EDI documents for improving supply chain performance are the Advance Ship Notice (85%) and the Purchase Order Acknowledgment (84%). Why would that be? Well, these two documents provide buyers and suppliers with […]

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Patricia Hines

In today’s competitive environment, financial services firms are faced with the challenge of maximizing revenue, reducing attrition, and maintaining customer relationships. That means adopting a holistic approach when it comes to developing true customer-centricity—which is the cornerstone of client lifecycle management for transaction banking. My colleague, Deborah Miller, recently blogged about “How Business Process Management adds […]

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Steve Keifer

Robots have inhabited manufacturing plants for decades now performing tasks such as welding, painting, assembly, inspection and testing.  Working side-by-side with humans, robots tackle tasks that can be performed much more efficiently or quickly by machines than humans.  In some plants, the robots perform the end-to-end manufacturing process with no people involved.  Both Philips and […]

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Rochelle Cohen

82% of respondents in Supply Chain Insights’ new study “EDI: Workhorse of the Value Chain” indicated that one of the major improvements resulting from their EDI programs was better or much better visibility of orders and shipments in the supply chain. It’s easy to understand why the visibility benefit was one of the top four.  […]

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Jerome Tillier

In my previous blog, we looked at the issues faced by Accounts Payables (AP) teams within corporate treasury functions. At GXS | OpenText we believe there is an opportunity for corporates to leverage bank-driven Receivables value propositions, more of which I would like to discuss in this blog. The goal for corporates is to reduce […]

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Steve Keifer

One of the biggest impediments to online shopping continues to be delivery times.  No one wants to wait 3-5 days for a purchase to arrive at their doorstep.  They want it now.  Not surprisingly, the focus of many online retailers has been how to reorganize their supply chain for faster home delivery.  Amazon.com took an early lead when […]

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Jerome Tillier

A couple of weeks ago, GXS | OpenText participated in an industry consultation meeting organised by a UK Government department. In order to illustrate a point around Tax Reporting, one participant, a leading UK company Treasurer, exposed an issue his Accounts Receivables (AR) team faces on a daily basis: the reconciliations issue. This might sound […]

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Rochelle Cohen

One of the questions asked in Supply Chain Insights’ recent study “EDI: Workhorse of the Value Chain” was: “How has your EDI/XML technology made each of the following components of your supply chain better or worse?” For 85% of the respondents, the top improvement from EDI was better/ much better business partner relationships. Here are […]

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Steve Keifer

Many of the leading cloud computing providers deliberately avoid talking with their customers.  When inquiries come in, they push them back to online resources.  Haven’t you read our API specification (it is 200 pages long)?  Have you posted the question to our online community (maybe someone will know the answer)?  Have you visited our app […]

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Mark Morley

It has been 18 months since I first discussed how Japanese companies were taking a keen interest in moving to cloud based B2B services. In that particular blog entry I highlighted five reasons why Japanese companies were considering a move to cloud based B2B platforms. I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit each of […]

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Patricia Hines

More and more corporate treasury organizations are considering SWIFT services to route payment instructions or collect account statements from their banks around the world. But connecting to the SWIFT network can be daunting with the associated requirements for dedicated hardware and software, along with in-house SWIFT certified experts. Few corporates choose to host their SWIFT […]

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