AMEXIPAC, the first professional association to support the development of Electronic Invoicing in Mexico

On June 29th 2012 the Mexican Certification Providers’ Association was formally constituted, with the aim of establishing a channel of communication with the SAT, fostering cooperation among ACPs (Authorized Certificate Providers) and encouraging the use of electronic signature and digital invoices between businesses, individuals and public administrations.

On June 29th 2012 AMEXIPAC was formally constituted as a non-profit making organization set up to further the development of initiatives to promote and expand the use of electronic billing in Mexico.

The newly formed Association comprises a total of 8 Authorized Certification Providers, among them Edicom, Mexico’s first CAP, confirming their commitment to the development and enhancement of technologies associated with e-Invoicing and other electronic documents, as a key tool to improve the management of Mexican companies.

 AMEXIPAC has three standing Committees working in conjunction with the SAT, with the mission of contributing to ongoing improvement in the operation of Digital Tax Receipts via Internet, CFDI, and in general, to benefit taxpayers as the end users of electronic billing services. These committees are organized in three key areas:

  • Regulatory Committee
  • Technical Committee
  • Communication Committee

Rafael Zanón, Edicom México CEO, is one of the directors on the AMEXIPAC steering committee, an association which, in its own words “aims to become established as an efficient and agile communication channel between government administrations, businesses and technology suppliers from Mexico, with the ultimate goal of encouraging digital invoicing operating models that provide new competitive advantages for the country’s business networks.”

www.amexipac.org.mx

EDI and e-Invoicing Solutions in Outsourcing mode

Implementing B2B Communications Platform in “the cloud” allows to maximize advantages of EDI and e-Invoicing through full outsourcing of it management.

Outsourcing is a current trend where the company’s main aim is to cut direct expenses through the subcontracting of external services that do not affect the main activity of the firm.

The outsourcing trend is gaining ground in the enterprise community worldwide and basically consists of the outside hiring of annexed resources, while the organization is dedicated exclusively to the company mission or business purpose.

Until recently, Outsourcing was seen as a means to significantly cut costs, although it has also proven to be a useful tool to encourage company growth.

Currently many processes and technologies are outsourced, and B2B ecommerce platforms are one of the possibilities to implant in outsourcing mode through solutions like EDI or Electronic Invoicing.

The EDICOM Outsourcing Service totally frees you from managing your B2B communications platform, as well as all the associated tasks in its day-to-day operation, relations with your partners and administration of the technological resources (servers, databases, backup copies, communications, maintenance, updates, storage of electronic invoices, etc.).

EDICOM places a maximum security technological infrastructure at your disposal, permanently monitored (24×7) and looked after by exclusively dedicated professionals who will make sure that your solution is always available.

 

EDI promotes great competitive advantages for businesses

EDI enables company commercial, purchasing and administration departments to operate more dynamically and efficiently.

EDICOM develops “Electronic Data Interchange” based solutions – technology allowing integration of your business documents with your ERP or In-house Management System. The higher the number of trading partners (customers, suppliers, logistic operators, etc.) and EDI transactions exchanged, the more benefits there are to be gained.

In-house, companies have IT management systems that allow them to run their commercial and logistic services in a customized manner, tailored to their business type and communication needs. Externally, companies need to extend their commercial communication and logistics platforms to connect with the maximum number of trading partners.

It is currently possible to set up these connections by rolling out EDI solutions (Electronic Data Interchange) to link the in-house management systems of manufacturers and distributors, opening up dynamic and secure electronic business communities known as B2B.

EDI is based on a combination of software and secure and private communication networks for the exchange of standardized documents between the IT systems of the parties in a trade relation.

The standardized nature of these documents is the main difference between EDI and other information exchanging systems: Use of a common programming language among different partners enables them to exchange business messages such as orders, despatch advices, invoices, etc.

  • Rolling out an EDI solution in a company brings great competitive advantages:
  • Communications integrated with companies’ in-house IT systems.
  • Business transactions processed automatically.
  • Companies’ administrative, management and logistics processes optimized.
  • Faster turnover times in goods receipt and delivery.
  • Enhanced security and confidentiality in your communications.
  • Economic costs kept down, since all the company’s communication processes are computerized.

Edicom, as a technological service provider for data integration in B2B e-commerce frameworks, develops software customized in line with users’ needs to ensure profitable and efficient EDI solutions.

To find out all about EDI applications and benefits and how EDICOM can help you develop any EDI technological projects, click here.

MEXICO – Edicom to take part in Retail Forum 2012

 On 25 September, the first international Retail Forum congress is taking place in Mexico DF. This thematic conference approaches the great challenges of an industry that employs more than 3 million people and represents around 21 % of Mexico’s GDP. 

On 25 September, the first Retail Forum International Congress is being held at the World Trade Center in Mexico DF.

The event will be attended by leading experts in Mexican Retail and its main movers and shakers, analysing the present scenario, future prospects and the challenges faced by businesses and stakeholders involved in the development of a sector with a huge impact on Mexican economy and society. Not surprisingly, this is a market that employs more than 3 million people and accounts for some 21 % of the country’s gross domestic product.

The congress revolves around 3 sessions involving different speakers who will present case studies and management models on:

  • Payment Systems, Mobile Payments & e-Commerce (Session 1)
  • Retail Marketing: CRM and Loyalty Building (Session 2)
  • Management with Suppliers: Supply Chain (Session 3)

Edicom, one of the largest suppliers of data integration technologies between businesses, provides a critical service to optimize management processes for retailer companies and their suppliers through solutions such as EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or product catalogue synchronization via networks such as the “Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN)”.

Intensive use of these systems in the sector is crucial in the optimization of critical value chain processes like provisioning and real-time updating of product information. To this end, Rafael Zanón, Commercial Director of Edicom Mexico, is giving a presentation in session 3 titled “Benefits and barriers in GDSN Master Data Alignment project rollout”.

Attendance at the congress is free of charge. Further information and inscriptions at http://www.iirmexico.com

 

EDICOM Business Case : UNILEVER

 UNILEVER integrates and centralises B2B communications across Central America through a single EDI technology platform developed by EDICOM that lets you incorporate 100% of your trading partners.

In addition to your business partners that already have EDI solutions, this service also allows you to integrate your communications with others in the local area who do not have these technologies. To this end, Unilever’s “GlobalEDI” platform includes specific electronic document publishing services as well as client and supplier web portals to integrate orders and billing.

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