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London, United Kingdom, 2010/04/15 - Transalis, a global solution provider for EDI Managed Service Solutions, has announced the launch of its freeVAN™ EDI Supply Chain service, at the GS1 UK Annual Conference 22nd April, to deliver EDI documents with zero VAN traffic costs.
TRANSALIS freeVAN™ EDI service will allow large businesses and organisations (hubs) to securely transmit EDI documents with zero VAN (Value Added Network) traffic costs for the first time. The service will enable B2B (business-to-business) electronic document exchange between any trading organisations, from the largest retailers to the smallest, independent suppliers.
TRANSALIS worked closely with large retail brands to develop the freeVAN™ service enabling companies of all sizes to trade electronically. The new service allows large businesses, who previously had to pay for VAN traffic, to take advantage of the powerful freeVAN™ service to remove supply chain VAN traffic costs.
Further, TRANSALIS has bundled its OpenEDI™ functionality with the freeVAN™ service to enable businesses to exchange information electronically, regardless of file formats, size of organisation or technical capabilities. By integrating OpenEDI™ technology, it allows any business to comply with any other’s EDI requirements. The bundled offering allows hubs to reduce EDI costs and complexity and EDI enable their whole supply chain.
Adam Swanson, Business Development at TRANSALIS comments, “The combination of freeVAN™ and OpenEDI™ allows large companies to trade electronically with all suppliers. FreeVAN™ offers 100% supply chain EDI enablement with considerably reduced costs, higher productivity and optimised processes plus Managed Services for Web, Integrated & Supply Chain EDI. And, you can remove outdated EDI translation software for seamless EDI integration with your internal systems using TRANSALIS OpenEDI™ Managed Services.”
Argos, Play.com, Microsoft, Tetley, and other hubs use TRANSALIS for their complete order-to-invoice cycle. By working with hubs, TRANSALIS has developed components that deliver better EDI solutions for their trading partners. TRANSALIS is particularly pleased to have worked with the hubs above, as we believe their business vision offers them a competitive advantage.
Adam Swanson concludes, “TRANSALIS has incorporated many years experience of this industry, coupled with our retail partners expertise, to develop a bundled solution that meets modern EDI requirements to reduce costs and complexity and to maximise our customers’ existing technology investments.”
freeVAN™ service includes: zero VAN traffic charges, customised OpenEDI™ Web Portal for trading partners, tailored pilot, full testing, integration, and global supply chain roll-out.
About Transalis Ltd
TRANSALIS (transalis.com) is changing the way companies communicate. TRANSALIS is used by Argos, Play.com, Microsoft, Tetley and 1,000s more businesses to improve their electronic communication with suppliers and buyers. TRANSALIS SaaS Managed Services offer total supply chain electronic enablement while optimising existing technology investments and comes with an innovative cost-charging model to eliminate VAN charges. TRANSALIS solutions integrate multiple EDI documents and standards between multiple networks, systems and trading partners. Existing closed-systems rely on communicating parties agreeing standards, message formats and processes. It is this restriction and complexity, the 'integration nightmare' with high costs that TRANSALIS removes. By default, proprietary systems from different vendors fail to integrate efficiently; TRANSALIS provides the 'glue', enabling organisations of all sizes regardless of IT deployed, to communicate electronically seamlessly. TRANSALIS lets anyone exchange information electronically with anyone else, regardless of the technology they use. TRANSALIS empowers any business, no matter how large, to work electronically with any other, no matter how small, anywhere in the world.
Adam Swanson, Business Development