Outsourcing EDI can be very beneficial for a business. Should your company outsource EDI?
Here are 6 questions that can help you decide:
Is EDI a primary service or offering from your business? If not, don't waste your time on it. Do what you do well -- focus on the functions you specialize in!
Is there a competitive advantage to doing your EDI in-house? If bringing or keeping EDI in-house does not generate profits for your business, outsourcing to experts in managed EDI services will benefit you and your business.
Do you have a full-time staff in-house specializing in EDI? EDI is routine and it could waste valuable time and energy of your current employees.
Is EDI advancing your IT initiatives? EDI is typically a process that someone else, outside of the business, can do better and more cost efficiently.
Are the costs of a managed EDI service lower than what it would take in time, infrastructure and manpower to do in-house? It may be worth outsourcing these functions to companies focusing 100% on EDI services.
Are the risks of NOT performing big? If choosing to EDI in-house, is there a higher risk of mistakes causing customer delays, downtime to vendors, or other instances portraying a negative outlook of your business?