ERP integration: ATSCO “remanufactures” EDI with RedTail SaaS
As a supplier of remanufactured automotive steering components, ATSCO needed the capability to support direct store delivery to thousands of locations within the specified 48-hour time period. With such a short order life cycle, the burden is on the supplier to fulfill the order and support the underlying EDI transactions with virtually no margin for error.
Getting an ERP system up and running quickly was a huge challenge in and of itself, but building a custom EDI solution on top of that could take many months and require a significant upfront investment. Moreover, EDI was not a core competency for ATSCO.
As a first step in rebuilding its IT department, ATSCO turned to Sage MAS 200. Blytheco , a Sage VAR and Master Developer, referred ATSCO to RedTail Solutions’
“Out-of-the-box integration to SageMAS 200 was most important to our decision to work with RedTail,” says Mickey Wright, ATSCO IT manager. “The value of its ability to support a direct store delivery business process with a SaaS solution also proved to be huge.”
RedTail had ATSCO up and running in two weeks, and was soon processing hundreds of transactions every day between ATSCO and its trading partners. The speed of implementation reduced considerable business risk, as delays could have jeopardized the trading partner relationships upon which business was dependent. The solution yielded a streamlined process for ATSCO that is completely integrated to its ERP and supports fulfillment rates of 99.5 percent.
Redtail also reports availability of out-of-the-box integration for the latest release of MS Dynamics GP (Great Plains) 10.0, a midmarket accounting software system from Microsoft .
RedTail’s SaaS solution handles all order to cash transactions between trading partners and manufacturers and distributors using MS Dynamics GP through its RedTail Transaction Manager.
The solution extends business process integration and enhances collaboration capabilities, both of which have been augmented in the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Version 10.0 has advanced search capabilities that extend from GP to the MS Office environment, expanded reporting options through SQL Server and the ability to automate workflows. This new version embraces the look and feel of Office 2007 and the VISTA operating system
RedTail codeveloped its solution with partner Binary Stream Software. Using the SaaS platform, EDI purchase orders are seamlessly moved to Microsoft Dynamics GP sales orders. Once the items are shipped, information is passed to the RTTM to generate and transmit the EDI invoice to the trading partner, streamlining order entry and invoicing workflows.
With the latest RTTM, package-level detail information is gathered from the MS Dynamics GP and shipping applications and passed to RTTM, where it is merged with the data from purchase orders and used to generate Advanced Shipping Notices. This results in high-level business process integration in the supply chain’s order-to-receipt process.