still using paper?
If two companies are exchanging goods, both sides will need a
lot of data. Those data is created in the computer systems of
the buyer and the supplier - but the only exchange medium is paper.
On the supplier side this data then will be manually captured
again. A even more tremendous cash burn than lots of new economy
Converter as a solution?
Whenever lots of data has to be exchanged, "EDI" (Electronic
will be used. Normally we are talking about external converters
that are connected to the ERP-Systems. These converters allow
to send an receive data in standardized formats.
for high volume
To let the data flow those converters have to be integrated via
individual interfaces in the ERP-System. The costs of such solutions
are fare away from being low. A return on invest will only be
given if a high volume of data is exchanged. In lots of midsize
companies this happens relatively rare.
as the only solution?
No more from now on! The First Businesspost developed a range
of free software packages. This software captures data where it
is created: On printing. Without investments , no project costs
and normally without changing the existing systems. "Virtual
Paper" can be created within a few minutes.
as application service providing
captured data will be transmitted safely and quickly to the Service
Centre of the First Businesspost. Here, the necessary data for
the receiver will be captured and converted to the receiver-specific
And everything is easier.