Should you own your own EDI system yourself, or hand it over to a third party? Which is best for your company?
Below is a list of typical EDI Tasks within a company. You can choose to delegate this list In-House or outsource to a Third Party Cloud.
Sometimes your IT team may not understand the business implications of EDI, and the business unit does not have the technical skill to do the needed EDI implementation, setup, and streamline the process.If you are too small to have a dedicated EDI team, a great option is to hire a third-party cloud provider such as Sea-Level Solutions (SLS). Hiring the resources of an outside expert allows implementations to be done quickly and in a more cost effective manner. Budgeting a yearly dollar amount for managed services versus hiring a dedicated resource in house can reduce the TCO of B2B and EDI operations and use internal resources where they are needed most.
This option gives you complete ownership of your EDI system. It can be the most cost-efficient option in the long term as the only recurring fees are for the EDI system’s licensure. You can have the flexibility of supporting your system internally and monitor daily operations and performance.