EDICOM moves to Reforma Tower

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The EDICOM team in Mexico has inaugurated the new group headquarters, located in the tallest skyscraper in the country: the Reforma Tower. From now on, these offices located in Paseo de la Reforma nº 483 will house the branch, with more than 61 employees serving this market.

The move to the Reforma Tower means an improvement in service to the end customer, as well as EDICOM’s consolidation in Mexico. Thirteen years have passed since the Spanish company opened the subsidiary in this country and growth has been sustained ever since. So, the new offices are ready to incorporate our new employees.

Mexico’s highest tower

EDICOM’s new headquarters has become a landmark building for Mexico. The Reforma Tower is 244 metres high, with 57 floors and a total area of 83,509 square metres. To date, it is the tallest skyscraper in the city.

In addition to setting up at this venue, EDICOM also participated as a promoter in the construction of this innovating sustainable building, providing 20% of the funding. A good example of the company’s firm footing in the country and the growth forecast for the years to come.

EDICOM provides service from floors 25, 26 and 27 of the Reforma Tower. Most of the skyscraper is occupied by other offices, although there is also a space set aside for restaurants and shopping malls.

The new EDICOM Mexico contact details are as follows:

Torre Reforma
Avenida Paseo de la Reforma, nº 483. Pisos 25-27
Colonia Cuauhtémoc (Mexico City)

EDICOM Attends Another GS1 Connect Event

EDICOM’s USA team is preparing for GS1 Connect’s annual event.

This is one of the most highly anticipated events for companies in the electronic communications sector and will take place from June 1st to 3rd in the United States’ capital, Washington D.C.

The event will take place at the Marriott Marquis, which will host hundreds of companies and specialists in the field of information technology.

On this occasion, the event is titled, “Unlock the Power of Standards.” The objective is to demonstrate how companies and industries can utilize GS1 standards, have a greater potential to reinvent themselves, adapt easily to market changes, improve efficiency and ultimately grow their businesses.

EDICOM, a GS1 Connect 2016 silver sponsor, will demonstrate its B2B and B2G solutions at stands 52 and 53. These solutions are designed with interoperability criteria to be able to exchange electronic documents such as invoices in any country in the world regardless of legal or technical differences.

Attendees who want to learn more details about these solutions can request a meeting or product demonstration with an EDICOM team member by filling out a request form.

Transforming Change Into Opportunity

Today technology and the market are constantly evolving.  Therefore companies from all sectors must be able to adapt and transform these changes into opportunities. In this sense, the opportunities in the B2B relationship field are marked by the use of the same language between partners. For this reason, EDICOM supports the electronic interchange of data based on standards that foster various associations such as GS1 both in Europe and in the United States and Latin America. These are some of the innovative solutions EDICOM’s specialists will present during the event:

The International Platform for Electronic Invoicing

In just a few years, electronic invoicing has been extended to a multitude of countries in the world, but especially in Latin America and Europe. The majority of these regions are already obligated to use this system with all businesses, which also affects multinational US companies that operate in these markets.

Does this present a problem? Yes it does which is that each country has different technical and legal requirements. In other words, there is no standardization, which makes it difficult for multinational companies to adapt to each and every regulation. That’s why EDICOM has created the International Platform for Electronic Invoicing as a solution, which uses a company’s management system to transform key information on invoices to the layout and requirements necessary for each country. The process is transparent and doesn’t affect a company’s daily operations. It also can be operated using the company’s central management software in the business’ matrix.

This is EDICOM’s ultimate standardized response, which leverages power technology infrastructure mapping tools. Not all countries will speak the same language in terms of electronic invoicing, but technology can translate the data from any invoice using a simple and straightforward process.

EDICOMData –GDSN Data Pool

Next after the electronic invoice, the use of product data synchronization through the GDSN pool is also expanding. In fact, in Europe its use is fundamental to suppliers and distributors of food products, since they must synchronize the nutritional information of their products.

In this area, the GDSN network is a bridge to achieve synchronization from the master articles of partners. Of course this is possible through the use of the GDSN standard based on structured XML language and GS1 codification for the identification of products through the GTIN (Global Trade Identification Number).

Aware of the importance of this network, EDICOM is one of the pool data pioneers standardized by GS1 International to be able to interoperate in the GDSN network with any other data pool certificate. Its orientation and promotion of standards as a basis for achieving an interconnected system of companies, is demonstrated with important milestones such as the approval of EDICOMdata, Data Pool and it being the first company ready to connect with the GS1 Source. In addition, EDICOM has the first solution adapted for the new GDSN Major Release version 3.

 Since the upgrade of the GDSN network took place this May, 1,500 modifications that mainly affect the organizational structure have been incorporated. Now companies like EDICOM that have electronic catalogs based on the GS1 standard are able to arrange information in a more flexible way. Furthermore, the new version is prepared to adapt better to regulatory changes, to optimize the quality of data and to speed up the time necessary to implement the standard.

The EDI MultiFormat Solution

Another tool attendees won’t want to miss at stands 53 and 54 at GS1 Connect is EDICOM’s EDI platform. It’s a complete solution for electronic data interchange that automates the process of issuing electronic transactions (orders, delivery notes, confirmation receipts, etc.) through a company’s management system.

The highlight of this tool is that it’s a multiformat and multistandard solution. This means that, from an automatic translation module, it is able to share information securely with any partner regardless of its location, standard used and technological capabilities. As a result, multinational companies can manage their financial activities from a centralized point whether it’s at an IT Department or through shared service centers. The final result is great economic costs.

Without a doubt, these will be the three leading tools at this year’s GS1 Connect event. Attendees can request that a member of EDICOM’s team give a demonstration on any technological solution that will optimize B2B communications. To do this, it’s necessary to click here to complete this contact form.

In addition, EDICOM will have its traditional raffle for a technological product for attendees who come to its stand like it has always done at previous GS1 Connect events. Don’t forget to stop by for a chance to win a Next Generation GoPro.

 

EDICOM is a GS1 Partner

EDICOM has a firm commitment to the promotion and use of standards in electronic communications. That’s why it’s working with GS1 in a multitude of countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Argentina, France and Portugal.

The 2016 GS1 Connect event will be a great opportunity to exchange views and learn about the latest developments in the sector. Companies that don’t want to miss this event can register on the website.

EDI Academy – AS2 connections


In the latest issue of EDI Academy we are discussing the los communication protocols most widely used in the area of B2B. This time, we want to go a step further and focus exclusively on AS2 connections. This type of communication is increasingly widely used due to its special security conditions and the facilities offered by internet.

What is AS2?

An electronic communication standard via internet that came into being in 2002, with the spread of the World Wide Web. Through it we can exchange all kinds of documents securely, using the https protocol, with encryption and digital signature. This ensures data integrity, privacy and authentication.

These conditions have allowed the use of AS2 connections to expand into several sectors, such as retail or the automotive industry. Bear in mind that, as in any EDI relation, it makes no difference which type of message we need to send, or its format. In AS2 communications it is also possible to include mapping processes (translation) to adapt the documents to the standards required by partners.

How does it work?

We could say that AS2 works in a similar way to a telephone call, but via internet and applying these security constraints mentioned earlier. The sender can initiate the transaction from anywhere with network connection. However, to make communication possible, the receiver must be available and connected at the same time.

For this reason, the majority of businesses decide to outsource the service to a service provider like EDICOM, which is always on the alert, ready to send or receive any document. So, with a specialized solution it is no longer necessary for members of a business relationship to remain connected simultaneously to exchange their data. This way, it is possible to maximize the system’s advantages.

What are the benefits?

As in any EDI communication, companies can exchange their documents more securely and automatically. This lets them increase savings and boost productivity. But in addition, AS2 connections have the advantage of being extremely flexible, so they can be adapted to any sector or size of business. We must also take into account that in this case the communication is even more reliable and the economic cost lower than in other types of connection.

Moreover, the EDICOM AS2 Server solution adjusts to meet each company’s needs. Small businesses can connect to the server through EDICOMNet, without having to carry out maintenance, administration or configuration tasks in their local network. However, larger sized companies have the option of installing the in-house solution to be able to quickly set up secure point-to-point communications with their customers, with no need to have a mailbox in the EDICOMNet network.