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You Made the Investment, Now Reap the Benefits  - Session B1

Description

It’s always best to start strong, and that’s exactly what you’ll learn in this “Getting Started with EDI/HQ” session. We’ll share actionable tips on installation and setup of your software, dashboard configuration, reporting and much more. Bring your questions and be ready to hear how to get the most from your EDI/HQ software.

Learning Outcomes:


   1.    Overview of EDI terminology, technology, protocols and standards
   2.    Setting up your system
   3.    How to configure your dashboard
   4.    How to set up and run reports


Level:  Introductory   

Audience:  EDI Coordinators, EDI Managers

Planning for Change… Implementing EDI/HQ™ for the Future - Session B2

Description

When migrating from another EDI platform, or implementing EDI/HQ™ for the first time, there are 5 key decisions you can make now to save you time and effort in the future managing changes.

Learning Outcomes:

   1.    Migrating from your old system – cut-over vs. one trading partner at a time
   2.    Creating separate test and production EDI/HQ environments
   3.    Creating maps that can be re-used
   4.    Tips and Tricks for promoting from test to production
   5.    Configuring separate test and production communication methods

Level:  Intermediate, Advanced

Audience:  EDI Complete Users moving to EDI/HQ, New EDI/HQ Users and Current Users looking to improve their system.

Efficient Mapping Techniques for Business Success - Session B3

Description

Translating back-office information into valid EDI data can be overwhelming. A knowledgeable guide can help you navigate the many twists and turns of mapping EDI data. Our experienced EDI consultants will share secrets on creating and re-using maps for improved efficiency.

Learning Outcomes:

   1.    Examples of common data formats extracted from back-office systems, and how they are mapped 
   2.    Techniques to allow a map to be re-used to improve implementation efficiency
   3.    Tips & Tricks for easier map maintenance

Level:  Introductory, Intermediate

Audience:  All


Who’s Looking at Your Business? Securely Storing and  Communicating Data - Session B4

Description

Closing security loopholes will prevent you from falling victim to the pitfalls of a data breach. Our experienced information technology consultants will give you the knowledge to protect your data and avoid vulnerabilities. You will learn all about encryption and why you need it now, common industry standards for security and how to keep a watchful eye on who is accessing your data. We will also discuss commonly used communication protocols and share best practices on how you can confidently exchange data with your trading partners in a secure and reliable manner.

Learning Outcomes:

    1.   What is encryption and why do I need it?
    2.   Common industry standards for security, and best practices
    3.   How to keep your system accessible to the right people, and securing it from the wrong people 
    4.   Overview of current communication protocols
    5.   Pros/cons of the several common communication protocols
    6.   Value added Networks (VANs) and GDSN

Level:  Intermediate, Advanced


Audience: 
EDI Administrators, IT, EDI Coordinators/Analysts


EDI/HQ™ From a Software Developer’s Perspective - Session B5

Description

Join us for this session led by one of our product developers. Learn about general use of EDI/HQ™, as well as some of the more advanced features available. These are designed with flexibility and your specific needs in mind, to help you do more with your EDI data. We’ll provide live demonstrations of functionality and invite you to be a part of an open discussion on new ideas.

Learning Outcomes:   

   1.   How to leverage advanced features in EDI/HQ™
   
   2.   Insight into the creation of Software at 1 EDI Source
   3.   Share ideas that can help shape the future of the software


Level:
 Intermediate, Advanced

Audience:  All

How to Get More Out of the Map Designer - Session B6

Description

Ever try to fit a square peg into a round hole? It gets frustrating after a while. That’s just what happens when you try to solve advanced business data requirements with outdated EDI software and mapping tools. We’ll take you on an exploration of the many advanced features of our EDI/HQ software including an easy-to-navigate interface and powerful mapping engine.

Learning Outcomes:

   1.   How to utilize VBScript operators in a Map
   2.   How to create data conversion and use them during mapping 
   3.   Creating a Map that can interact with a database
   4.   Mapping data to multiple locations in a single Map
   5.   Usage of custom fields on a Transaction for reporting

Level:  Intermediate, Advanced

Audience:  EDI Administrators, IT, EDI Coordinators/Analysts, Mappers

Don’t Wait for Disaster to Strike … Prepare Your EDI/HQ and AS2 Complete Systems Now - Session B7

Description

Your EDI software is a critical component of your company’s infrastructure. Having a strong business continuity plan will lessen the hit when and if disaster strikes. We will teach you how to safeguard your systems by focusing on some key areas. You will leave this session armed with best practices on maintaining maximum system uptime and recovering quickly from hardware and software failures.

Learning Outcomes:

   1.   What to backup and how often
   2.   Tips and Tricks to speed up fail-over of your system
   3.   How to restore a system from backup

Level:  Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:   IT and EDI Coordinators/Analysts

Putting EDI on Autopilot - Session B8

Description

Let EDI/HQ™ monitor and execute all of your daily EDI tasks. Find out how to enable all of the powerful manage-by-exception tools built right into the software you use every day. You will learn how to cut down the human interaction required for daily tasks as well as optimize your interface for when you do need to log in. Become proactive by setting up the alerts and reports you need to feel confident that your business is running flawlessly.

Learning Outcomes:

   1.   The advantages of manage by exception
   2.   Modules available in EDI/HQ to enhance manage by exception 
   3.   System status reports
   4.   Configuring your dashboard
   5.   Alert Configuration

Level:  Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:  All

Keep Your EDI System Running Like a Well-Oiled Machine - Session B9

Description

Are you getting everything you can out of your EDI system?  In this session, you’ll learn six ways to maximize functionality and fine tune your EDI/HQ™ system. Topics covered include using the Business Sense module to catch purchase order errors, backing up and archiving data and developing on-demand and automated reports.

Learning Outcomes:
     1.    Setup of  important alerts to monitor your EDI system
     2.    Learn how to customize your EDI/HQ dashboard for your needs
     3.    Impact of surprises and ways to minimize with EDI/HQ
     4.    Creating reports in EDI/HQ
     5.    When to automate
     6.    Know which files to archive and how often to do it


Level:
   Intro, Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:   System Administrators, EDI Coordinators, Mappers

The Need for Speed, Designing your EDI System for the Fast Lane! - Session B10

Description

Why settle for slow when you can have blazing-fast performance? We will walk you through some easy steps to increase your EDI system’s performance and scalability. You will leave this session equipped with everything you need to know about database options, clustering, virtualization, mapping optimizations and more.

Learning Outcomes:

   1.   When to use SQLite vs. SQL Express vs. SQL Standard and more.
   2.   Operators built for Speed
   3.   Clustering for super-fast fail-over
   4.   Configuration considerations of a virtual vs. physical server
   5.   Using Active Directory with EDI/HQ and Database

Level:  Intermediate, Advanced

Audience:  System Administrators, EDI Coordinators, Mappers

The Other Side of EDI -  Bring Your Suppliers On-board - Session B11

Description

Expanding EDI processing to your suppliers has many benefits.  Learn how to help non-EDI-capable suppliers become EDI compliant and how this will positively impact your organization.  You have already made the investment in EDI, now find ways to take advantage of the foundation you’ve laid. 1 EDI Source has the resources to make this a painless transition for all those involved including minimal strain on your organization.  

L
earning Outcomes:

   1.   Find opportunities to expand on EDI investment
   2.   EDI/PX Capabilities
   3.   How this will positively impact everyone in your organization

Level:
  Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced


Audience:   All

Get the Most from 1 EDI Source - Session B12

Description

You expect your software providers to offer first-class technology, support and customer service. In this session, our users will learn fast and easy ways to get the most from working with us.  We’ll let you in on the best ways to effectively streamline processes and efficiently on-board new trading partners.  We’ll provide guidance on getting the most from your system and our support team for today and the future.

Learning Outcomes:
    1.    Streamlining processing 
    2.    Utilizing 1 EDI Source customer support
    3.    Determining when to ask for help and what to ask for


Level:  Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:   All

What to Expect When You’re New to EDI - Session B13

 

Description

Is your company new to EDI/HQ, or are you tasked with implementing your first Trading Partner? If so, what will your technology needs be? What are the best procedures to follow? Come to this session and learn from our EDI experts how managing your integration the right way can help you achieve more efficient implementations, reduction in charge-backs, improvements to your scorecard, and more!


Learning Outcomes:

   1.  Implementation checklist & technical needs
   2.  Best Practices for implementations
   3.  Get the most from your relationship with 1 EDI Source

Level:  Introductory

Audience:   All

 

The SaaS Trend - How EDI/HQ™ SaaS Can Benefit Your Organization - Session B14

Description

As enterprise software continues a shift towards SaaS solutions, EDI/HQ™ SaaS offers the benefits of a tailored EDI solution coupled with the benefits of SaaS technology. Join this session to understand if SaaS can help your organization, and learn the technical steps involved in making the transition to SaaS.

Learning Outcomes:

             1.    The benefits driving adoption of SaaS solutions
    2.    How to analyze the total cost of ownership of the HQ on-premise solution compared to HQ SaaS
    3.    The fundamentals of HQ SaaS architecture
    4.    The process of moving from HQ to HQ SaaS

Level:   Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:   All

The Technical Side of Migrating from EDI Complete to EDI/HQ - Session B15

Description

EDI system migrations pose unique technical challenges. The key to a successful migration is a thorough analysis of your maps, processes, and unique programs in place on your existing EDI Complete system. That’s why the same team who created EDI/HQ™ developed a migration tool to help analyze your system and guide you through the required steps for a successful migration from EDI Complete to EDI/HQ™. In this session we’ll perform an actual migration using the tool while highlighting important considerations and factors for success along the way.

Learning Outcomes:

   1.   Understand functionality that is encapsulated in programs and files outside of EDI Complete and how you can replace with some of the powerful new features built directly into EDI/HQ
   2.    Prepare your EDI Complete system for migration step by step
   3.    How to perform a legacy map and mock migration analysis as well as review and validate the results
   4.    Planning and best practices for smooth go-live migration


Level:   Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:   System Administrators, EDI Coordinators, Mappers

Be on the Alert for Exceptions & Report Them Efficiently - Session B16

Description

The best software solutions work quietly in the background and when something goes wrong, it notifies the proper channels.  In this in-depth session, learn how to setup SMTP and configure alerts.  Also, take advantage of EDI/HQ™ exception reporting. We will go into specific reports that you can set up and use.

Learning Outcomes:

              1.   How to configure SMTP

              2.   How to configure emails

              3.   Selecting alerts for reporting

              4.   How to create exception reports

Level:   Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:   System Administrators, EDI Coordinators

 Greater Integration of ERP Data in Maps - Session B17

Description

The last stop before EDI enters your ERP or goes to your trading partner is your EDI Translator.  With the flexibility of EDI/HQ™ you can do final data verification to make sure you're sending good data to your ERP and trading partner.

Learning Outcomes:

             1.   How to use Staging Tables

             2.   How to map to multiple directories or change directories dynamically

             3.   How to validate data using the Map Designer

Level:   Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced

Audience:   System Administrators, EDI Coordinators

An Inside View of EDI/HQ™ - Session B18
Presenter: Tim Bolton, Genesco

Description:

How would like to peek ‘behind the curtains’ of a live EDI HQ system? Join Tim Bolton, EDI Manager of Genesco, as he provides a behind-the-scenes look into how Genesco leverages EDI HQ to support the needs of multiple divisions, over 800 Trading Partners and 25 different EDI transactions. He will cover HQ components such as Trading Partner and T-Set setup, file definitions, data conversions, and more. He will go step-by-step through production maps, and discuss some mapping challenges. This will be an interactive presentation where  you can ask questions, offer feedback, and share in brainstorming how to better leverage HQ functionality.

Learning Outcomes
:
1)  Detailed technical discussion of mapping techniques

2)  Shared knowledge and experience of presenter and audience members

      3)  Solutions to real world problems

      4)  Understanding from a User’s Perspective

      5)  Share your own issues for discussion and solution ideas

             Level: All

             Audience: All

Tim Bolton is EDI Manager at Genesco, a multi-national Specialty Retailer of Footwear and Headwear. Tim has over 15 years of EDI experience in the healthcare, manufacturing, wholesale and retail industries, at companies such as Medical Data Management, Envoy/NEIC, and Murray Inc. Tim has spoken at several conferences, including Gartner, CSCMP, RVCF (formerly VCF), and Genesco Vendor conferences.



 

Unleash the Power of EDI - Session B20 

Description

Come see how multiple companies leveraged the benefits of fully engaging in an EDI solution.  A small manufacturer, Highland, grew 12.5 times over 12 years to become a leader in the retail space.  In addition, learn how Steris Corporation and Olympic Steel utilized the benefits of EDI to help automate manual processes to increase productivity.  Learn how EDI can also help generate new business for your company. 

3 Panelists will be on-hand to share their insight in how to unleash the power of EDI to drive efficiency and become a leader in your industry.

Level:  All

Audience:  All

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