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SAP EDI Managed Services vs Traditional EDI Outsourcing
by Jodi Abrams
Some key differences between SAP EDI Managed Services and Traditional EDI outsourcing
WHAT IS AN EDI MANAGED SERVICE?
With EDI managed services all of your EDI is outsourced to a third party provider who will take care of everything from implementations through to support and data transmission. With the provider managing the complete integration with your backend ERP you can eliminate the strain on internal resources.
FULLY OUTSOURCED EDI
In a fully outsourced EDI scenario, your managed service provider will take care of everything possible for you, so the only thing left on your plate is providing some specific details of your individual business process, and approving provide testing results to move changes into production. Anything less than that, and you are not really outsourcing all of your EDI, but rather getting help with a few pieces along the way, leaving you still with the requirement of having an EDI resource on staff and maintaining that knowledge.
About the Author: Jodi Abrams
Jodi is an expert in SAP and eCommerce integration, and is Vice President of Applications for CONTAX.