As part of its Apparel Manufacturing Software the Byte PC-based Electronic Data Interchange EDI Software System extends data communications beyond inter-company networks to customers, suppliers, and vendors.
Today's apparel manufacturer is seeing a trend toward small-volume orders from a larger number of accounts. This places stress on order processing and invoicing, which are paperwork-intensive. Managing back orders also adds burden. Also, many manufactures are utilizing EDI with their vendors for sending raw material purchase orders and receiving advanced ship notices (ASN).
When selling finished goods, sometimes simply having "EDI capability" can mean the difference between a sale booked and a sale lost to a competitor. However, EDI by itself is not the total solution. It must be integrated with Byte Customer Order Processing and Shipping (COP) and/or Purchase Raw Material modules to operate efficiently. It makes no sense to print out electronic orders and then re-key them into another system. The more orders you receive, the less efficient and more error-prone such a system becomes. The Byte software extracts maximum performance from EDI technology by seamless integration throughout all corporate administrative functions.