Knowing the Players in the EDI Project

December 21, 2011

EDI projects are not for the faint of heart; there are many bumps in the road and hundreds of undiscovered processes, between the initial concept and actual implementation.

Here are a few things that 1EDISource can help you with from the very beginning of the project:

  1. Identify the Project Driver – usually an outside party (especially, if you are a supplier).
  2. Identify the Project Sponsor – individual within the company, whose department budget would benefit the most from EDI integration.
  3. Identify the Project Coordinator – the liaison, person that knows the most about the current business process, and has a working relationship with the trading partner, and the person or department processing the EDI transactions.