Data Interchange – Supply Chain EDI Specialists


Successful supply chain management hinges on a business’s ability to understand and interpret multiple environmental surroundings and react quickly and effectively to capriciously occurring events. In attempting to do this, businesses must utilise pro-active risk-reducing strategies in conjunction with supply chain technologies that deliver end-to-end, real-time visibility of each supply chain component. In doing this, businesses can ensure the detection and management of risks that can cause supply chain disruption.

Data Interchange was started in 1986 by Phillip Friend whilst he was working as a mainframe systems programmer for Perkins Engines, the diesel engine manufacturer now owned by Caterpillar Inc. Working in his spare time, Phil developed the very first software implementation of the OFTP file exchange protocol on the IBM PC, underpinning the implementation of EDI in the automotive industry and we haven’t looked back since.

Today, Data Interchange is a global business providing mission-critical B2B integration solutions to some of the world’s leading businesses and specialises in providing sophisticated and scalable supply chain technology solutions. Very much in line with Phillip’s original vision, we enable businesses to exchange and process electronic business documents between global trading partners in increasingly complex and evolving international supply chains. With a strong heritage in the automotive sector, Data Interchange has been configuring and adapting supply chain solutions for automotive OEM’s and their Tier 1 manufacturing suppliers for well over thirty years.


Sophisticated, modern and scalable supply chain technology

Our supply chain solutions are supported by Dinet, our integrated global B2B messaging network, and enable you to exchange business critical documents with your trading partners in multiple file formats through a single, secure managed connection. With access to thousands of trading partners, powerful data transformation capabilities and real-time accessibility to your data, our scalable solutions can expand with your business, allowing you to add new trading partners as your business grows.

We have an extensive portfolio of supply chain solutions to suit your business requirements. Our Managed Services are innovative solutions that simplify the transfer of your electronic business documents by outsourcing day-to-day maintenance and solution operations to our team of experts. With our dedicated technical expertise running your entire managed service function, you can focus on your core business whilst we ensure constant operational connectivity, co-ordinate EDI migrations and monitor your key business flows.

In contrast, our Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions enable you to take a structured and maintainable approach to the electronic exchange of business-critical data, system-to-system file transfer and trading partner collaboration. Fulfilling a wide range of complex integration needs including ETL, P2P and O2C across a global network, our MFT solutions ensures comprehensive and cohesive system integration to allow centralised file transfer and real-time file visibility.

Alternatively, it might be that our Digital Invoice solution is the perfect fit for your business needs, allowing you to send purchase orders, generate automatic responses and transmit invoices for shipped goods with your buyers and suppliers. Digital Invoice can also be connected to the PEPPOL network, enabling government organisations and private companies to exchange electronic trading documents over a European-wide network.


The Data Interchange Difference

Working with Data Interchange you will experience a different kind of service and can rest assured that your supply chain is in safe hands. You’ll find that when it comes to understanding your needs and implementing your supply chain strategy, we offer a unique blend of integration technologies and supply chain expertise and experience. We recognise that all businesses have unique needs and you’ll find us to be proactive and supportive, willing to tailor our solutions and approach to meet your precise requirements.

Perhaps most important of all, we are supply chain experts and we understand your customers, your suppliers and the many complexities of effective supply chain management. We hope you enjoy the exhibition and look forward to meeting you at stand H17-17.


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