https://www.youredi.com/blog/the-benefits-of-cloud-ediWe have discovered electronic data interchange in a series of blogs over the past two months. Although EDI has been around for decades and enabled enterprises to communicate with their business-to-business ecosystem, the popularity of EDI has remained strong. Many has started to shift from traditional EDI service providers to EDI service providers offering modern cloud-based solutions. They are changing from point-to-point integrations or an EDI Value-Added Network (VAN) to a cloud-based integration platform for their EDI service implementation. If you have read all the posts, you are well aware of how EDI is used and how it can be done more efficiently with the help of an iPaaS.
This post has collected 25 of the best EDI service providers to make it easier for you which service provider could bring value to your information exchange solutions. Many of them are changing the way companies are doing EDI, making it more efficient, modern, reliable, and cost-efficient. These 25 service providers were selected for a complete list of 72 providers. We have reviewed their websites to evaluate their products and services. In some cases, we have also discussed customer feedback from pages like Capterra and G2 Crowd.
The list includes a variety of vendors – some of them may provide EDI VAN, while others have a state-of-the-art integration platform. You may know some of them already quite well, while probably you will find a few ones that you’ve never heard of.
We suggest that check out all these EDI service providers, then evaluate their offers based on your EDI requirements and EDI challenges before you would move towards shortlisting the providers.
Mulesoft is probably the most known vendor on the list. Their Anypoint B2B solution offers the possibility of modernizing your EDI solutions with the help of APIs. APIs allow you to move beyond point-to-point integrations, thus simplify the way you share information with your network.
Utilizing the Anypoint B2B, you will be able to connect with any parties regardless of their systems and applications. Mulesoft offers rapid onboarding of new stakeholders, several popular protocols, and message logging.
Mulesoft is an ideal choice for those that have an extensive trading network and need to manage multiple solutions simultaneously.
2. Dell Boomi
Dell Boomi has written the following on their website regarding their EDI platform:
“The Dell Boomi EDI platform gives you unmatched flexibility, scale, and visibility for seamless transactions with suppliers, manufacturers, distributors or retailers. Effortlessly exchange EDI documents and manage trading partner relationships without the cost and effort of installing and maintaining extra software.”
Boomi’s EDI gateway supports exchange and transformation of messages, workflow configuration, testing and monitoring of transactions.
Similarly to Mulesoft, those that have a sizeable business-to-business ecosystem may prefer Boomi compared to more traditional methods.
3. SPS Commerce
According to SPS Commerce, their EDI services are perfect for all types of businesses of any size, including suppliers, vendors, 3PLs, carriers, retailers, and e-commerce.
The EDI service of SPS Commerce is web-based, and it comes with an easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up your first connections to transmit messages quickly. The transmission happens through VAN, AS2, or other communication protocols. The solution is suitable for multiple fulfillment models.
The pricing of SPS Commerce is transparent: they promise no hidden fees for updates, no need to purchase software, and even the support is included in the subscription.
You can find more detailed information on SPS Commerce website, and check out their great resources and blog, too.
Youredi offers an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) that is ideal for EDI. The cloud-based integration platform enables connectivity across any systems and applications whether they are situated in the cloud or on-premise. Once all systems and applications are connected, the data transfer can happen in real-time (or it can be scheduled or happen in batches).
Youredi’s data governance tools also take care of the quality of the data. To reduce errors in the data, it validates all messages against the customers’ business rules and forwards back to the sender for enrichment.
The integration platform offers high scalability for the solutions, therefore when your integration needs are changing, Youredi can rapidly onboard new partners. The solution is always fully managed by the professional services and support teams of Youredi.
Although the information exchange happens in the cloud, Youredi has no ownership over your data. Youredi’s iPaaS has been built on Microsoft Azure, and it is entirely secure for exchanging business-critical information.
Cleo Integration Cloud is an excellent tool for streamlining B2B and EDI processes whether the systems and applications are on-premise or in the cloud. Cleo promises to automation EDI processes to connect, transform, and route EDI and non-EDI document types between any applications.
Their service can process X12, EDIFACT, and TRADACOMS standards, transform and orchestrate data in these supported formats, automate data flows across systems, and accelerate on-boarding of new stakeholders. Additionally, they provide their customers business intelligence on the message transfers.
6. TrueCommerce EDI
TrueCommerce offers managed electronic data interchange services, such as WebEDI, Customer Facing EDI, Integrated EDI, among others solutions for global trading partners.
TrueCommerce offers over 92 000 global trading partner maps so that you can connect with any trading partners in an instant. They have a directory of the partners you can connect with, you can find it here.
Their website offers an extensive description of their EDI solutions, excellent customer success stories (videos also!), and a useful resource center that you don’t want to miss.
Babelway offers the following to its customers: connect anything or anyone, transform from/to any data format, manipulate data easily, control your document flows, generate reports, and archive securely.
Babelway offers a free 30 days trial, so before you would commit to purchase their product, you can test it yourself. Their clear pricing table makes it easy to evaluate what is the right solution for you. They offer small, not so small, even bigger, and custom solutions as well.
8. GoAnywhere MFT
GoAnywhere’s Managed File Transfer helps companies to streamline their data exchange between their systems, employees, customers, and trading partners. It works both with on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. Their solutions help companies to collaborate better through connectivity, automate processes, translate the data, and create audits and reports.
9. Software AG WebMethods EDI
Software AG promises to simplify EDI with WebMethods EDI integration by eliminating extra hardware or software licenses and freeing you from maintenance fees. One will be able to manage partners better, security certificates and processing rules, speed up on-boarding, reduce errors, and adapt to reusable mappings.
10. EDI Source
EDI Source offers a variety of EDI solutions for its customers. The solutions are the following as described on EDI Source website:
“PX – partnerXchange – A Web-Based EDI Solution for Small Businesses
MX – managedXchange – An Outsourced EDI Solution Great for Any Size Business
HQ – EDI HeadQuarters – A Robust EDI Solution for Complete Control
IX – intelligentXChange – EDI Visibility Layer That Clips on to Your Current System.”
Besides they offer products for information exchange through AS2 protocol, or services, such as ERP and Trading Partner Integrations.
If you are looking to learn more about EDI, EDI Source has excellent resources for you.
Set up connections quickly with Adeptia to manage trading partner data exchange. You will be able to extend EDI with XML, Excel, Web Forms, real-time APIs, and even unstructured data.
The solution is web-based, and it is a self-service portal, so your EDI team can use it, and you will be able to go-live in 30 days.
12. Amosoft EDI Services
Amosoft offers EDI solutions for e-commerce, retail, logistics, manufacturers, grocery, and healthcare. Besides this, they provide an EDI VAN, AS2, EDI Integration, and EDI outsourcing solutions, too.
Cloud-based EDI solutions, ERP integration, and connecting with trading partners are the specialization areas of DiCentral. The company offers EDI solutions for retailers, manufacturers, automotive, 3PLs & Distribution, and Healthcare providers.
They operate Trading Partner Community that covers all major industries. If you care to join, make sure to visit DiCentral’s community page.
ecUtopia promises its customers to supply chain visibility by connecting retailers, vendors, manufacturers, carriers, 3PLs, and consumers. Besides B2B data sharing, they also provide user dashboards and reporting and alerting on the events.
15. DataTrans Solutions
DataTrans Solutions is known for providing flexible, all-in-one EDI that scales alongside organizations supporting small companies to large corporations. Their cloud-based EDI portal, WebEDI, is a complete solution that allows users to easily manage activity, efficiently fulfill orders and connect to their entire network of trading partners on a single platform. As one customer noted on the website: “DataTrans has done an amazing job streamlining all communication with our customers. It has taken our company to the next level. Wonderful customer service, and very responsive to all of our needs. Would highly recommend!”
WebEDI integrates with any application for complete automation. DataTrans integrated EDI seamlessly connects with accounting systems, shipping services, ERPs, 3PLs and virtually any application. DataTrans EDI experts provide a seamless, quick and easy setup with any trading partner of any industry.
16. BSI EDI
BSI offers a wide range of integration solutions for NetSuite, Dynamics, and SAP. They support ANSI x12, EDIFACT, VICS, UCS, CSV, XML, cXML transactions through protocols such as AS2, FTP, FTPs to easily connect to an EDI VAN.
XEDI offers an EDI platform to connect customers and suppliers and process orders, invoices, and other electronic transactions automatically. They integrate ERP systems, such as Xero, Sage, Intuit QuickBooks, NetSuite, SAP. Their product page provides an excellent description of what the platform itself can do, so we suggest that you check out if it’s the right EDI service provider for you.
18. EXTOL Business Integrator
EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) enables connections across trading partners and internal systems within hours. With EXTOL you can connect any applications to forward data through Web Services, FTP, FTPs, SFTP, or SMTP.
19. B2B Gateway
B2B Gateway provides fully-managed EDI & API Connectivity for retailers, suppliers, and 3PL Integrations. Besides the EDI solutions, they have solutions for e-commerce, third-party logistics, and warehouse support.
20. EDI Fabric
EDI Fabric’s EDI software toolkit helps to generate, translate, and validate EDI. It comes with high-performance .NET EDI libraries and fully customizable EDI templates for HIPA, X12, EDIFACT, EANCOM, VDA, and PNGROV. They have signed customers, such as Deloitte, FedEx, or the Port of Vancouver. If you want to evaluate whether they are the right provider for you, we suggest downloading their demo.
The Seeburger platform has been built for MFT, API/EAI, B2B/EDI, IoT/Ind.4.0. integration scenarios to help you drive your digital transformation. Their solutions are ideal for automotive, CPG & Retail, Utilities, Industry Machinery & Plant Engineering, Healthcare & Life Sciences, High Tech & Electronics, Financial Services, and Logistics. Seeburger has over 10 000 satisfied customers, and they demonstrate their success in case studies.
22. AS2 Gateway
AS2 Gateway’s name already gives away a lot: they help you with B2B Messaging over AS” with Security and Reliability. It is a SaaS EDI/AS” service for electronic business-to-business messaging. Besides transmitting messages, AS2 Gateway offers monitoring and statistics, logging and auditing, simplified certificate management, as well as internal connections for messaging. You can take the service for a test drive and start your free trial period. Their pricing page is very helpful: there are plans for personal, startup, business, and enterprise use. If none of these are relevant for you, you can get in touch with them for personalized pricing.
23. Comarch EDI
Comarch EDI has some world-class customers, such as Unilever, BIC, Metro Systems, Carrefour. They offer full EDI support for all supply chain operations – for manufacturers, petrol stations, distributors, logistics operators, banks, small shops, supermarkets, or farmers. The solutions focus on e-invoicing, purchase-to-pay, supply chain financing, e-commerce, integration services, data exchange, and data pool. Comarch EDI cooperates with retail chains, such as Aldo, Auchan, Baumax, Carrefour, Metro Group, Lidl, Rimi, Sainsbury, Tesco, and many others.
24. EDI Admin
EDI Admin offers business-to-business connectivity and messaging through CHIP iPaaS for an intelligent and automated supply chain. They have solutions for retailers, suppliers, e-commerce, 3PL and Fulfillment logistics. EDI Admin provides full cycle integration and automation for the order to cash and purchase to pay processes.
25. Flow Software
Flow Software offers an EDI platform for integration, EDI, and APIs. You can sign up for unlimited 30-day access to full integration functionality and build connections to enable data mapping and business workflow design processes. During the trial, you will be able to try also the Flow API. Additionally, a Flow integration expert will help you to kick off your trial period and make the most out of the product.
How to choose the best EDI service provider that match your requirements?
We know that it is a lot to digest and research, but we hope that this blog has simplified the analysis that you need to do to find the best EDI service provider that will help you with your EDI challenges.
Once you checked out this blog, go and visit the website all the vendors to discover how their offers match your business-to-business integration challenges. Get pen and paper, and shortlist the most interesting ones, go back to them again, look into their products, their pricing options, discover their success stories, and download some resources.
After all this research, go through your shortlist, evaluate it once again, and then reach out to the ones that could be the best options for you. Engage with them in a couple of meetings, talk to their tech people, test the product if it’s not a managed service. We think that after all this field work you will be closer to finding a solution that is the right for you.
Just as some closing remark, you may want to ensure that the EDI service provider can also support you with other segments of your integration strategy, such as hybrid or application integrations. Another factor you want to consider is that who could help you to modernize your current EDI efforts and make you more efficient concerning productivity and costs.