DiCentral: Hosted B2B Data Integration Solutions

Thuy Mai, CEO, DiCentralThuy Mai, CEO
The global warehousing and transportation formats are being transformed by emerging trends in digital commerce, the ever-growing demands, and consumption patterns of new-age consumers. Coupled with the proliferation of omni-channel strategies and demands for enhanced traceability, EDI or Electronic Data Interchange continues to have a formidable presence in the third party logistics and wholesale distribution domain. In a bid to stay compliant with vendors and to reliably transmit logistics data, providers in the transport and logistics sector are actively embracing EDI to leverage the seamless communications it offers.

A global innovator in the EDI software and services, DiCentral offers clients with a varied range of solutions for a seamless exchange of data through the entire supply chain. DiCentral’s extensive suite of SaaS B2B EDI integration solutions are designed to create a seamless communication channel from source to last mile. With a flexible SaaS internet infrastructure and a de facto approach towards expanding their clients’ B2B capabilities, DiCentral proffers its clients with integration solutions that also lower their total cost of performing eBusiness. A key component of the suite, DiFlatfile is a robust outsourced integration solution that offers clients with global visibility, accuracy, speed, and control. DiFlatfile comes equipped with ERP integration best practices to mitigate the risk of project delays while significantly improving the data quality. “Our goal is to help companies achieve significant ROI from their ERP implementation by leveraging the data that B2B integration provides,” explains Thuy Mai, CEO, DiCentral. The company’s ’s unique technology platform and provisioning system enables a higher level of customer service as it eliminates the service shortfalls in a system associated with packaged software components.

Taking DiCentral’s EDI expertise a notch above the available standards is their advanced, hosted EDI offering—DiWeb—which allows clients to effortlessly validate, transmit and complete EDI transactions.

Our goal is to help companies achieve significant ROI from their ERP implementation by leveraging the data that B2B integration provides

The additional benefits of DiWeb include built-in real-time visibility that allows a user to browse through the documents in the entire supply chain. Deploying DiWeb offers seamless EDI integration with any backend application such as an accounting package. With features that support forward transaction capability and hassle-free shipping and packing, DiWeb minimizes charge-backs and allows multiple user login capability. As the web-based EDI solution does not require an up-front software investment, DiWeb is a cost-effective EDI solution for businesses of all sizes. In one instance, a Dallas-based retail giant collaborated with DiCentral to implement an omni-channel supply chain across its five divisions. Apart from providing common inventory visibility across all divisions and facilitating a seamless shopping experience for customers, DiCentral’s EDI solution allowed the client to implement a unique plan of action in stages.

DiCentral’s EDI integration solution—DiIntegrator–offers clients with hosted EDI translation and routing services that allow clients to process large batches of orders while allowing back-end integration with any ERP system. DiIntegrator comes equipped with unique "Processing Agents" that allow management and manipulation of large amounts of EDI data that in turn facilitates order and fulfillment processes. The direct benefits accrued from implementing DiIntegrator include a marked reduction in supply chain costs by applying business rules and policies that meet the specific requirements for different trading partners.

Treading ahead, DiCentral is on a path to making their presence felt as a fast-growing supply chain management services provider. The firm is uniquely positioned to cater to the needs of companies—with product and financial supply chains—looking to improve supply chain operations by leveraging B2B integration technologies.