EDI Project of the year, which is an annual competition organised by professional portal EDIzone.cz rewarding innovative and successful implementation of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), was this year dominated by the company operating the online store MALL.CZ.
The main prize was awarded to a project of implementation of electronic communication EDI for a more effective exchange of documents with suppliers, including orders (ORDERS), delivery notification (DESADV) and invoices (INVOIC). Amongst other winners are companies Uni Hobby and Macro Cash & Carry.
The award of the main prize confirms a new trend that EDI communication is being increasingly used in less penetrated industries, where, until recently, the level of readiness for EDI communication was not so high. Yet, only six months after the start of the project, 50% of documents from suppliers of MALL.CZ has been transferred from paper into electronic format EDI. Owning to using a structured standard, counterparties can exchange commercial and logistical data quickly, flawlessly and automatically, i.e. directly from one enterprise system to another.
"The decision to implement EDI was made on the basis of our long-term plans, which we decided to realize with our chosen EDI provider, CCV Information Systems. As e-commerce is developing rapidly and EDI communication with business partners contributes to increasing productivity, we aimed to create such conditions so that the first phase of the project is implemented as quickly as possible. The interim results have met our expectations and therefore we decided to continue working with our partners on further development of EDI” explains Eduard Míka, one of the owners and the Technology Director of MALL.CZ.