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MIGRATION
OF EDI LANDSCAPE AND INTEGRATION OF EDI PROCESSES IN EXISTING ERP INTERFACES

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“As an established company that has been in the coffee and tea trade business for more than 300 years, our customers not only expect to receive products in the accustomed Dallmayr quality, but also excellent customer service. And this also applies to our digital transactions. Besides digital communication with well-known retail chains, we also need to cater to the individual requirements of renowned manufacturers. Our subsidiaries are now mapped via the “edibus” EDI platform. Softzoll supports us in the operation and expansion of our in-house converter system, and provides both technical and organizational help wherever necessary in communicating with our customers’ EDI departments.”

Peter Kammerl, Information Services, Alois Dallmayr Kaffee oHG

AFTER A JOINT VENTURE:
INTEGRATING GLOBAL EDI CONNECTIONS PLUS JDE INTEGRATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL SUBSIDIARIES

“The replacement of our old converter system carried out in 2012 required in-depth integration of the Softzoll EDI solution in our JD Edwards ERP using various SQL tables that needed to be embedded. This approach enabled us to realize considerable cost savings. The challenges arising for our new company Froneri from the joint venture between R&R Ice Cream and Nestlé not only consist of initiating global EDI connections with clients and logistics processes, but also encompass the integration of individual landscapes into our central EDI hub. Our EDI landscape is developing very dynamically, which is why Softzoll’s full service is a big help and guarantees us that our internal resources can be used for global expansion.”

Sascha Dylla, Group IT Application Manager, Froneri

MIGRATING TO SAP ERP, MERGING EDI DATA WITH THIRD-PARTY SYSTEMS, INTEGRATING WEB SHOP INTERFACES

„The GEDORE group is one of the world leaders in manufacturing premium tools. The family company has been making top-quality tools since 1919. With more than 16,000 products from a single source, GEDORE has the broadest product offering of all European tool manufacturers.

GEDORE stands for top quality, innovative strength, high performance, reliability, and excellent service. Against this backdrop, GEDORE requires a flexible EDI solution that services the globally-acting business partners and their sales platforms with all individually required formats (especially EDIFACT, XML, VDA) and processes quickly and without complications. Automatic merging of EDI data with information from internal data sources (PDF) and automated dispatch of these data also play an important role. This includes integrating web shop interfaces in the central process handling of the ERP system.

Migration to our current SAP ERP went smoothly and there was no need to re-implement existing partner connections. The current EDI implementation in the Softzoll data processing center helps to support our expansion strategy at the EDI end of things, too, without occupying internal resources at the same time.”

Uta Buescher, ERP Administrator, GEDORE GmbH

CONNECTING U.S. SUBSIDIARIES, INTEGRATING INFOR ERP IN ANY FORMAT

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“Friedrich Graepel AG began to migrate the existing EDI landscape to the Softzoll data processing center in 2015. The backdrop was the increasing internationalization of the automobile supply industry and the associated increasing requirements concerning the intermeshing of global supply chains using EDI mechanisms (mainly VDA, EDIFACT, ANSI X.12 via OFTP2 & AS2 etc.). For this purpose, our U.S. subsidiary, in particular, requires the ability to implement non-standard customer requirements in a technically and commercially sensible way. What’s more, the format-independent integration of our Infor ERP system is strategically important. To implement even exotic business processes that cannot be covered by conventional ERP interfaces, Softzoll has supplied us with appropriate modules that can map absolutely necessary data interchanges on the customer side without a complex ERP connection.”

Uwe Schone, Head of IT, Friedrich Graepel AG

REPLACING AN EXISTING EDI SYSTEM,
INTEGRATION IN ABAS

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„The baby carriage manufacturer Hauck GmbH & Co. KG relied on Softzoll’s solutions in replacing its existing EDI partner and its ERP integration in abas. The Softzoll EDI solution has enabled us and our English branch to make the data interchange with national and international business partners (EDIFACT, XML, TRADACOM) more flexible and cost-efficient.“

Hans-Juergen Lutze, Head of IT, Hauck GmbH & Co.KG

INTEGRATING EXOTIC BUSINESS PROCESSES IN A PROPRIETARY ERP SYTEM

„Intermarkt Thielen is specialized in the Europe-wide delivery of entire potted plan assortments and of exclusive products to all leading garden and hardware store clients. For a trade specialist in this particular product portfolio, a customer-focused and sustainable organization of the supply chains is indispensable for a successful market presence. Besides the known EDI-supported business processes, our main focus of attention is on closely interconnecting system-logistic data interchanges between our customers and their requirements for modern plant distribution. The particular challenges that our customers put on process integration and speed of delivery are comparable to the just-in-time process chains of the main suppliers to modern automobile manufacturers. Softzoll supports us in the process with a dedicated EDI system in the Berlin data processing center that is completely parameterized according to our specialized data interchange. Softzoll successfully guarantees both the connection of proprietary interfaces of our customers’ plant scheduling systems with an extremely high processing speed as well as the integration of even exotic business processes into the ERP system we developed in-house. In this context, the advantages of using a “proprietary EDI system”—without the necessity of incurring the personnel and support expenses typical of conventional EDI systems—have been decisive for us.“

Georg Schaffers, Head of IT, Intermarkt Thiele Vertriebs-GmbH

MIGRATING THE EDI LANDSCAPE AND CONNECTING THE NATIONAL SUBSIDIARIES

“Royal Canin is a world-leading producer of premium animal food that has been part of the Mars Group since 2002. We want to prove to our pet store customers that we live up to this quality standard by mapping customer-specific EDI processes. Softzoll has supported us in this area since 2013. Aside from the initial migration of our EDI landscape to the Softzoll data processing center, our Royal Canin subsidiaries in Austria and Switzerland were also integrated in a joint EDI strategy. The smooth collaboration with Softzoll and their high level of flexibility and helpfulness were, and are, especially important to us in this connection.”

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Ricarda Wolf, Wholesale Administrator Logistics, ROYAL CANIN Tiernahrung GmbH & Co.KG

MAPPING MODERN SUPPLY CHAINS INCLUDING LOGISTICS PARTNERS

“RUF Lebensmittelwerk KG has been producing quality baking ingredients, desserts, food decorations, gelatin, sauce thickeners, and baking mixtures since a century ago. The high level of awareness for our brand is due not least to successful and tight global networking with all major retail partners. Softzoll has been supporting us since 2012 by integrating these connections in our EDI. Besides handling classic trade processes, we’re increasingly turning our focus to mapping modern supply chains, including our logistics partners. This not only includes complex message types such as HANMOV, RECADV, and TAXCON, as well as their counterparts in TRADACOM, but also integrating our suppliers in our Infor-LN ERP system.”

Marta Schermacher, Office Sales Dep., RUF Lebensmittelwerk KG

DIRECT INTEGRATION OF THE EXTERNALLY HOSTED SAP SYSTEM

“Trolli GmbH has been producing original fruit gum and foam sugar creations since 1975. As a well-known supplier of branded goods, we have to cover all the requirements of the German and European retail trade, and also involve our logistics partner in the closely interwoven EDI supply chain using data interchanges. Softzoll enabled the rapid and cost-effective migration of our EDI landscape from our previous provider. As a long-time SAP user, we run our ERP system with a reliable outsourcing market leader. Globally defined security criteria require the integration of our XML IDOC interfaces by HTTPS (tRFC) without additional components being able to be installed on site. Owing to our prominent market position, we need a professional data center-based EDI system that can be fully configured to our individual requirements. Softzoll full service hosting has met all our requirements without us being confronted with additional license costs.”

Frank Meisel, IT-EDI, Trolli (Mederer GmbH)

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