06 June 2019

Steamroll the seasonal competition in the Consumer Goods industry with EDI

Zak Bird
Formulated by Zak Bird

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… you can reel off all the seasonal occasions and you know how important these dates can be for your Consumer Goods company.

If you’re plodding along with a dated old business system and still manually printing out your orders from major retailers like Amazon and John Lewis, you may as well just start waving the white flag as there is no chance that you’ll have the big, go-to trend during the next season.

EDI will see a significant reduction in the amount of money you will end up blowing on manual processes that devour everybody’s time. You know all that paper, printing, storage, filing etc. you deal with when processing invoices? Cheerio, as EDI will lower your transaction costs by at least 35% and reduce or eliminate the manual work associated with this job.

It’s not even a surprise that you’re using Excel to create purchase orders or invoices, mainly because it changed the world! Excel revolutionised how business was done, but it turns out that it can be rife with danger. Did you hear the story of TransAlta’s clerical error? TransAlta suffered losses of approx. £20 million as the result of a simple clerical error in Excel which led to them buying contracts at a much higher price than they should have.

EDI will help your Consumer Goods business to save both cash and time

It’s time to get rid of the costs associated with manual order entry, along with the effort required to sort and copy incoming or outgoing documents. Failure to adopt EDI, or not fully utilising its capabilities, will leave you exposed to significant risk due to increased errors and process inefficiencies.

Powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV), Dynamics Consumer Goods is our end-to-end solution designed specifically to benefit Consumer Goods manufacturers and distributors.

Dynamics Consumer Goods manages the entire EDI process for you! We will receive your EDI messages from each trading partner, map them, pass them straight to Dynamics 365 Business Central and create a sales order, order confirmation, invoice, remittance advice… whatever you need!

EDI messages such as invoices, purchase orders and credits are also created in Dynamics 365 Business Central and automatically sent to the relevant customer using the same process. By the end of 2018, our integrated EDI solution had helped our customers process 810,000 documents electronically.

We also add new EDI trading partners all the time, to open new doors and save the businesses we work with time and money, Within the Consumer Goods sector, we already work with the likes of: Argos, Amazon, Aldi, Asda, Boots, Morrisons, John Lewis and many more.

Irrespective of whether you primarily manufacture or distribute: Gifts, Houseware, Sports & Outdoor, Cosmetics, Toys or even Pet products in the Consumer Goods industry the vast benefits associated with EDI are universal.

Your opportunity to learn more about Dynamics Consumer Goods

We have a host of Consumer Goods industry clients, including Aden+Anais, Consuma Paper Products, Dalebrook Supplies, Grafton International, Jura Products, Net World Sports, Novomatic UK, Rosewood Pet Products, Wild and Wolf and the Company of Animals that are all thriving with Dynamics Consumer Goods.

To learn more about Dynamics Consumer Goods, you can register your FREE ticket to our introductory webinar on Wednesday 17th July from 10:00am to 11:00am: ‘Managing EDI, Amazon and eBay orders with Dynamics Consumer Goods’.

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