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SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP) Templated Integration for EDI

 

A templated EDI integration delivered by Navigator Business Solutions

By integrating SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition with SPS Commerce through Navigator’s BTP EDI Flows, you gain:

  • Efficiency: Automate data exchange through EDI documents.
  • Accuracy: Reduce errors from manual data entry.
  • Reduced Costs: Save time and resources on document processing.
  • Improved Visibility: Gain better insights into your supply chain.
  • Stronger Partnerships: Facilitate smooth collaboration with your trading partners.

Navigator’s BTP Flows for EDI act as a translator and bridge between your SAP system and SPS Commerce, enabling automated and accurate EDI communication. This translates to a more efficient supply chain, reduced costs, and stronger relationships with your suppliers and sellers.

Streamlined Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) with Customers:

Imagine a smooth and automated flow of business documents between your SAP system and your trading partners (suppliers and sellers). That's what the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition EDI for SPS Commerce Flows integration with BTP provides. Here's the breakdown:

Automated Document Handling:

This integration automates the exchange of various EDI documents crucial for your business operations. Navigator’s BTP iFlows are specifically designed to handle different document types, including:

  • Purchase Orders (850)
  • Purchase Order Acknowledgments (855)
  • Shipment Advices (856)
  • Invoices (810)
  • Inventory Inquiry/Advice (846)

Say goodbye to faxes and hard-to-read handwritten orders, this eliminates the need for manual data entry and processing of these documents, saving time and reducing errors.

Effortless Communication:

The Navigator BTP digital bridge translates data between SAP S/4HANA Cloud system and SPS Commerce, which acts as a VAN (value-added network) for EDI communication.  The BTP digital bridge converts SAP web calls into EDI documents formatted as XML files, just the way SPS Commerce understands. This ensures seamless communication, regardless of the technical differences between the systems.

Specifically, for Customer Material Data (846):

The BTP digital bridge extracts customer material data from your SAP system. This data specifies what products your customers typically order.

Based on this information, the BTP digital bridge automatically creates the needed EDI document (846) tailored for each of your trading partners.

These documents also include relevant warehouse inventory and purchase order data, formatted according to SPS Commerce's specifications.

This ensures your trading partners have the latest information on your inventory levels and any purchase orders they have placed, facilitating smoother collaboration and more accurate order delivery.

What is a templated integration solution?

The power of pre-built integrations

Running a business involves a complex juggling act, and at the center of it all might be your ERP system. It handles essential tasks like inventory, finance, order management, and more. But what happens when your ERP needs to talk to other software, like your customer relationship manager (CRM) or online store?

This is where a templated integration solution, like SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP) delivered by Navigator Business Solutions, comes in. Imagine them as bridges connecting your ERP system to other programs. These solutions offer pre-made connectors and configurations that address common scenarios, saving you time and effort. They act as a springboard, allowing you to link your ERP to other systems quickly and efficiently, while keeping the core of your ERP solution 'clean' and free from messy code.

EDI for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition

What are the benefits of a templated integration solution?

Templated integrations offer a number of benefits such as:

  • Faster Implementation: Templates can significantly reduce the time and resources required for integration compared to custom coding.
  • Reduced Costs: Pre-built solutions are typically more cost-effective than custom development.
  • Lower Risk of Errors: Templates have likely been tested and refined, minimizing the chance of integration errors.
  • Standardized Processes: Templates ensure consistent data flow and processes between your ERP and other systems.
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What is SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP)?

One unified platform for everything.

The SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) is a unified platform for all code that runs a modern business. Instead of multiple products and codebases that need integration and periodic upgrades as an organization grows or evolves, BTP is a universal software platform that atomizes business software functions and allows these functions to integrate and keep running as a business grows or evolves.

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Resources

The Critical Role of EDI for SMEs
Electronic data interchange (EDI) is something that takes place regularly among small and mid-sized businesses.
Automation Means More than Taking Credit Cards through a Web Store
The global supply chain is transforming at a breakneck pace, and an increasing number of distributors are entering the direct-to-consumer (DTC) sphere.

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Navigator’s vision is cutting the cost and headaches of ERP systems by focusing on time-tested, industry-standard base configurations and then either configuring or adding pre-built integrations for industry-specific functionality.