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.
The 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can remove outdated EDI translation software for seamless EDI integration with your internal systems using TRANSALIS OpenEDI™ Managed Services."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."