What Is In a GS1-128 Number

April 17, 2013

If your company ships product anywhere, then you may need shipping labels that contain a GS1-128 number and mating bar code. 

For this you need a GS1-128 company prefix number. The company prefix number is assigned exclusively to your company by the GS1 organization. It registers the number and maintains its link to your company on a yearly basis. When trading partners scan your bar coded containers, they know it came from your company. If you’re also sending 856 advance ship notices to them, then they can link that bar coded value to their purchase order and the 856 transaction. In fact, they can determine exactly what’s in the container without opening it! Read More

Understanding HIPAA

March 6, 2013

How well do you understand HIPAA? Do you need to learn more about it?

HIPAA is normally recognized as a patient information privacy law and electronic patient information security law when in fact it truly includes a number of regulations published by the federal government that instruct the health care industry on compliance with the law. HIPAA started out as an effort to provide portability of health insurance benefits to individuals who were no longer employed by a company providing group health insurance, thus the acronym HIPAA, or the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”. Read More

Avoiding Unnecessary Duplicate Transaction Key Errors

March 6, 2013

Usually, you want to know if you see a duplicate transaction key error because it may prevent duplication of a transaction.

For instance, you most likely would not want an 850 PO with the same PO Number going through your system without warning. Sometimes though, with transactions that may occur several times, turning off the duplicate transkey checking can be desirable. For instance, on the 855 PO Acknowledgment, you may want to consider turning off the duplicate transkey check. Read More

EDI/HQ Automated EDI Solution – Client Spotlight – SodaStream

December 28, 2012

1 EDI Source recently developed an automated EDI solution that helped client SodaStream successfully convert more than 31,000 orders to EDI data and turn around the same day for the multichannel retailer, HSN.

About SodaStream
SodaStream is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. The SodaStream system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed bottles or cans making it convenient, environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Every year SodaStream provides 600 million liters of carbonated beverage to millions of households, making it one of the largest beverage companies in the world. Read More

Using EDI Software to Detect Trading Partner Changes

October 23, 2012

Companies that rely on EDI data often ask how they can receive alerts to detect trading partner changes.

Some address these challenges by creating custom code while others manually review all purchase orders and invoices.   However, both options are time consuming and can detract attention from other essential business tasks.

In addition to helping manage your EDI data, your EDI solutions provider also should offer tools and applications to help you do more with your EDI system, like fact check invoices and purchase orders. For example, 1 EDI Source recently introduced its Business Sense Module. This module actively monitors trading partner purchase orders and invoices and compares new versus old transaction details. The user is immediately notified as soon as the module detects a discrepancy. Applications like Business Sense can save you time and money.

Protect your business by keeping a close eye on these four purchase order and invoice changes typically made by trading partners. Read More

EDI/HQ Client Spotlight – Lakeview Center

September 27, 2012

The 1 EDI Source electronic data interchange (EDI) web software supports Lakeview Center’s improved productivity and process efficiency by providing a “manage by exception” system that operates optimally without human interaction.

About Lakeview Center Inc.

Lakeview Center Inc. is a network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services. These services address a broad spectrum of human needs, reflecting a longstanding commitment to helping people overcome life’s challenges. The Florida-based organization offers more than 50 treatment and vocational programs to provide solutions for children, teens, adults and seniors. Lakeview Center is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care, the largest, non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.
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