[OT] EDI Software & support

Thanks everyone for the info regarding EDI. I needed a direction to go and
your suggestions will be most helpful.

Marilyn Fairchild
Pickwick Manufacturing





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We are still using an old DOS based EDI program - STX to be exact, and send
and receive via dialup. The VAN that we use will be discontinuing the
dialup service at the end of this year. Our use is small - at this point a
couple of times a week for only one customer, but that may increase a bit
shortly.
My question is what others are using for EDI? I know there is an EDI module
for Vantage, but are there any other packages out there that work well, any
other options? I am the farthest thing in the world from being an EDI guru,
so the easier the better.

TIA,
Marilyn Fairchild
Pickwick Manufacturing Services
I use EDI every morning but do not use the Vantage package, instead I
use a software package called Trusted Link for Windows which is by
Inovis Inc. They are also the VAN that I use so it is easy. It is all
done via the internet somehow, not totally sure but we used to do the
dial up thing also and a lot of my customers were upgrading so I had to
also. If you would like a number for Inovis let me know.


Tracy

-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Marilyn Fairchild
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 11:06 AM
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] EDI Software & support


We are still using an old DOS based EDI program - STX to be exact, and
send
and receive via dialup. The VAN that we use will be discontinuing the
dialup service at the end of this year. Our use is small - at this
point a
couple of times a week for only one customer, but that may increase a
bit
shortly.
My question is what others are using for EDI? I know there is an EDI
module
for Vantage, but are there any other packages out there that work well,
any
other options? I am the farthest thing in the world from being an EDI
guru,
so the easier the better.

TIA,
Marilyn Fairchild
Pickwick Manufacturing Services



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
Yahoo! Groups Links
Marilyn:
We're in the same situation. I recently talked with a guy from G
International (our Van) who guided me through their new free "connection"
software. If you use the same VAN, they should be contacting you to do the
same. However, you'll have to have someone help to integrate that into your
DOS program to use it instead of the dial-up connection. (I haven't done
that piece yet...)

Your other alternative, especially if your usage is low, would be to forward
your documents to a business that does the EDI translation and forwards the
documents on for you.

For our low volumn - Vantage's EDI package along with the service they use
was too costly.

HTH!
Julie - Mercury Minnesota Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marilyn Fairchild" <mfairchild@...>
To: <vantage@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 10:06 AM
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] EDI Software & support


>
> We are still using an old DOS based EDI program - STX to be exact, and
send
> and receive via dialup. The VAN that we use will be discontinuing the
> dialup service at the end of this year. Our use is small - at this point
a
> couple of times a week for only one customer, but that may increase a bit
> shortly.
> My question is what others are using for EDI? I know there is an EDI
module
> for Vantage, but are there any other packages out there that work well,
any
> other options? I am the farthest thing in the world from being an EDI
guru,
> so the easier the better.
>
> TIA,
> Marilyn Fairchild
> Pickwick Manufacturing Services
>
>
>
> Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
> (1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
> (2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
> (3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
I suggest you talk to Steve Haber at Enabletrading
(http://www.enabletrading.com/). This use to be the company EB2B that
was preferred(?) by Epicor. We use a simple web based version which is
rip and read (no Vantage integration). We also have only one trading
partner. We have been using them for 3 years and they are very
reasonable and helpful. Steve is a great guy and can help you out.



________________________________

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Tracy Blaylock
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 11:59 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] EDI Software & support



I use EDI every morning but do not use the Vantage package, instead I
use a software package called Trusted Link for Windows which is by
Inovis Inc. They are also the VAN that I use so it is easy. It is all
done via the internet somehow, not totally sure but we used to do the
dial up thing also and a lot of my customers were upgrading so I had to
also. If you would like a number for Inovis let me know.


Tracy

-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Marilyn Fairchild
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 11:06 AM
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] EDI Software & support


We are still using an old DOS based EDI program - STX to be exact, and
send
and receive via dialup. The VAN that we use will be discontinuing the
dialup service at the end of this year. Our use is small - at this
point a
couple of times a week for only one customer, but that may increase a
bit
shortly.
My question is what others are using for EDI? I know there is an EDI
module
for Vantage, but are there any other packages out there that work well,
any
other options? I am the farthest thing in the world from being an EDI
guru,
so the easier the better.

TIA,
Marilyn Fairchild
Pickwick Manufacturing Services



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/>
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
Yahoo! Groups Links








Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/>
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links




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