EDI Implementation & Capability

At CovalentWorks, we take pride in making EDI as easy as email® for our customers. Part of fulfilling that goal is making EDI implementation simple and stress free. We take care of the heavy lifting and make the entire process turnkey. There is no software that you need to buy, install or maintain. Everything you need for EDI implementation and capability runs on CovalentWorks secure web servers, so all you need is an internet connection.

What Does EDI Capability Mean?

More and more customers require their suppliers to have the ability to reliably exchange EDI documents because it improves efficiency. With other EDI companies, becoming EDI capable involves buying or outsourcing the following components:

  • EDI software
  • Mail boxing of EDI transactions
  • VAN (Value Added Network) or AS/2 or FTP communication as required by various partners
  • A server or PC, communication devices, and peripherals
  • Monitored security, backups and redundant power
  • Mapping and translation software
  • Additional EDI software if integration of the transactions with accounting or other back office systems is desired
  • Personnel training in how to use the software and communication devices
  • Development and testing of maps with each EDI trading partner for all EDI transaction types.

CovalentWorks, however, wants to make the process of EDI implementation simple.

Where CovalentWorks Comes In

By outsourcing your EDI needs to CovalentWorks, our service takes care of everything in the above list. We minimize your cost and effort through:

  • Automating the document flow between you and your partners
  • Taking care of all set up, mapping and testing with your partners
  • Free upgrades to new versions of EDI as required by your partners
  • No investment in hardware
  • No new staffing
  • No lengthy contracts
  • No annual fees
  • No software to purchase or maintain

How Long Will It Take To Implement EDI?

Implementing EDI with your customer usually takes 2 to 7 business days. Our team will implement all of the EDI transactions that your customer requires. This will not use any of your time.

Customer Care will set up your company on our secure servers, establish EDI communication with your customer, and test all of the required EDI transactions. Your customer will know you are EDI capable when we contact their EDI department at the beginning of the implementation process. Full EDI compliance will be in place after testing is finished.

CovalentWorks specialty is outsourcing all of the components of EDI for small companies. All our clients need is internet access and email. We take care of everything - all of the software, VAN transmission, hardware, communications, mapping, labor and EDI expertise.

Give us a call toll free anytime at 800.496.3380 to get started today.

Fast and Easy EDI Capability

Call us toll-free anytime at 800.496.3380. We will quickly take care of everything required to make you EDI capable and compliant with your customers' requirements.

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EDI Solution Comparison

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Turnkey solution ✓* ×
Web-based software included ×
Web-based portal × ×
Interfaces to other systems Optional ×
IT support included × ×
Transaction mapping ✓** ✓** ×
GS1-128 bar code labels ×
Trading partner testing ×
EDI VAN, AS/2, FTP ✓***
Training ×
Internet access from anywhere
Unlimited number of users
Month to month agreement
Free U.S. based support

*IT support required during testing for B2BWorks.

**MyB2B and B2BWorks include mapping for all transaction types for any partner in the world.

***EDI VAN service is included at no charge with both MyB2B and B2BWorks.

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  • Using a web based EDI program has saved our company time, money and a lot of headaches. Software updates and configurations are no longer a thorn in my side, thank you Covalent Works!

    Cher Gray-AlderferController, Christine Taylor Collection

  • Our switch to Covalent Works was a fantastic move for both us and our customers. Covalent has provided excellent cost effective service, and meets all our EDI needs. Thank you, and we look forward to the same great service for years to come.

    Brian DickeyPresident, Bio Clinical Labs