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As an entrepreneur, you always want to keep up to date with what your consumers and other businesses want. In the current world of modern business, people expect the Amazon experience. More and more businesses and consumers are expecting the ability to submit orders electronically and track them online. It’s become increasingly commonplace to send delivery confirmations, invoices, and all other transactions online as opposed to relying on traditional postal options. The process is called electronic data interchange (EDI), and employing EDI could give you a competitive advantage over your rivals. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using EDI for your business. 
Increased Efficiency 
 
Using EDI for your company allows faster processing of business documents. By using EDI, you’ll gain a reputation as a service with a quick turn around plus you won’t waste time (which equals wasted money)! If you automate the exchange of data between each different application that makes up your supply chain; you allow the data sent to be tracked in real-time. You won’t have to worry about essential business data not being sent out at the correct time. Opting for EDI systems for your business can also mean that you are reducing the delivery and order processing times. When you reduce the amount of paper-based tasks, you, in turn, allow your staff to focus on more important work. 
 
Accuracy & Time Saving 
 
EDI processes can mean far improved data quality for your business. You will reduce human errors in the transactions process and thus give your C2B and B2B customers a better service. Generally speaking, in the world of modern business, the consumer has come to trust the reliability, efficiency, and transparency of EDI systems to deal with their transactions. If you employ EDI (and your competitors are not), you will be gaining the upper hand. In our fast-paced world, the customer has come to expect the most up to date technology to make their purchases. Websites and online shopping are the new norm, along with businesses driving their online presence via social media interactions. If you want to make the most of all these technological advancements, it stands to reason that you’ll need a technology-rich transaction process. EDI decreases the cash-cycle time, which will mean that your business partners view you as a trusted and reliable source. 
 
Improve Business Strategy & Image 
 
EDI can give you an edge because it will improve your business model and strategy overall. When you ditch the paper and opt for an electronic system, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on paper costs. The consumer expects companies to be responsible when it comes to sustainability, so if you fail to do this- you could be damaging your reputation. Your business will be able to respond faster if your market or customer demands change over time. If you wish to partner with other businesses in different locations, then EDI can facilitate common ground because these are the systems which make it easy to do so. 
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