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Fundamental to improving NZ Safety Blackwoods customer relationships, is our commitment to electronic commerce through EDI (electronic data interchange). EDI is a method for exchanging business information between trading partners using a standardised electronic format. It replaces the paper form of documents such as orders, invoices, delivery notes, receipts and many others.
EDI is a key objective benefiting both you as the customer and NZ Safety Blackwoods with a more efficient processes, greater accuracy and elimination of data entry.
Interested in an EDI solution with NZ Safety Blackwoods? Please complete our evaluation form to get started.EDI Evaluation Form
For an EDI system to be successful it requires commitment from both parties and agreement on the respective responsibilities and costs. In addition, a common challenge for trading partners wishing to exchange documents electronically is that often the “standard” used for file and data types is not the same.
NZ Safety Blackwoods partner with B2BE NZ Pty Ltd (B2BE) on implementing EDI for:
B2BE provides a service based on the acceptance of a message from one party (sender) and forwarding of that message to another party (receiver). B2BE is responsible for the transmission of the message along with any agreed translation and data manipulation so that each party will receive electronic documents in the format that they choose to implement. This enable both parties the ability to exchange documents electronically without the need to understand or accommodate the other's systems and technologies. This approach has been taken to minimise new development and implementation costs for both parties.
B2BE can also interconnect to Value Added Networks (VANs) for customers who are already trading electronically using other network providers. These include but are not limited to Ariba, Unimarket, Perfect Shop, Coupa etc.
Benefits through EDI
NZ Safety Blackwoods trade electronically using the following message set
The purchase order acknowledgement and ASN messages are optional and their usage depends on the customer’s data and message tracking requirements.
NZ Safety Blackwoods can accept customer purchase orders in any recognised electronic data interchange format (for example delimited flat file, csv, xml, EDIFACT). This is made possible by NZ Safety Blackwoods partnership with B2BE who act as an intermediary to transform the customer’s order format into the NZ Safety Blackwoods order format.
Purchase orders may be either single point or multi-point orders as both formats can be accepted by NZ Safety Blackwoods.
Messages sent by NZ Safety Blackwoods will be in the formats described on the other pages. These messages can be transformed into the customer’s preferred format via B2BE.
Please complete our evaluation form to get startedEDI Evaluation Form