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Implementing EDI : Telecommunications Library - Mike Hendry

Implementing EDI

Telecommunications Library

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Published: 19th December 1993
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This superb introduction examines all aspects of implementation from concept to reality, and spells out the pros, cons, and effects of EDI in your organization. The cost of EDI hardware, software, training, transmission, and maintenance are broken down and clearly explained to prevent problems and maximize benefits. Checklists and procedural guidelines are also offered to ease your EDI transition -- so that you're never left with a system you can't put online quickly and efficiently.

Concept and Definitionsp. 3
What is EDI?p. 3
Case Study: The Acme Transport Companyp. 3
Case Study: Super Elektronik ABp. 4
Case Study: CHAPSp. 6
Summaryp. 7
Advantages and Disadvantages of EDIp. 7
The Cost Equationp. 8
"Soft" Benefitsp. 9
Definition of Termsp. 10
Mainframe/Minicomputer/Personal Computer/Workstation/Serverp. 11
Serial/Parallel/Synchronous/Asynchronousp. 11
Batch/Onlinep. 12
Modem/Leased Line/Dial-up Linep. 12
Network/LAN/WAN/Nodep. 12
Analog/Digital/Packet/PADp. 12
Encryption/Keys/DES/RSAp. 13
Opportunities and Problemsp. 15
Benefits of EDIp. 15
Cost of Implementationp. 18
Hardware and Softwarep. 18
Training and Initial Costsp. 19
Transmission Costsp. 20
Service Chargesp. 20
Cash Flow Costsp. 20
Integrating EDI Into Existing Systems and Proceduresp. 21
Software Maintenancep. 21
Legal Issuesp. 22
Network and Data Securityp. 22
Standardsp. 23
Opportunitiesp. 24
Functions of an EDI Systemp. 29
The EDI Processp. 29
EDI Functionsp. 30
Communicationsp. 32
Bufferingp. 34
Format Conversionp. 34
Securityp. 35
Auditp. 36
Accounting and Analysisp. 36
Overall Functional Requirementsp. 37
Reliabilityp. 37
Geographical Coveragep. 37
Connectivityp. 37
Application (Value-Added) Functionsp. 38
EDI Softwarep. 39
Software Functionsp. 39
Format Conversionp. 39
Message Managementp. 40
Communicationsp. 41
Security and Access Controlp. 41
Housekeeping and Auditp. 42
Important Featuresp. 43
Hardware Platformsp. 44
Range of Standards Accommodatedp. 44
Communicationsp. 45
Ease of Upgradingp. 45
Ease of Usep. 45
Securityp. 45
Categories of Softwarep. 46
Open Systems Interconnectionp. 46
Interactive EDIp. 48
Communications Networksp. 49
Choice of Communications Networkp. 49
Public Switched Networksp. 49
Leased Linesp. 51
Packet Switched Networksp. 51
ISDNp. 52
Hybrid Networksp. 54
Value-Added Networksp. 56
Trends and Developmentsp. 56
Central and Remote Hardwarep. 59
Hardware Independencep. 59
EDI Host Systemsp. 59
User Hardwarep. 60
Communications Hardwarep. 61
Securityp. 62
EDI Standardsp. 65
The Need for Standardsp. 65
Requirements for a Standardp. 66
Scope of EDI Standardsp. 66
UN/Edifactp. 67
Historyp. 67
Structurep. 68
EDIFACT Directoriesp. 71
EDIFACT Developmentsp. 72
Related Standardsp. 72
Technical EDI Standardsp. 73
Documentsp. 73
Mechanical and Product Design Datap. 73
Electronic Design Datap. 74
Proprietary Standardsp. 75
Adaptive EDIp. 75
Implementing EDIp. 77
Starting Conditionsp. 77
The Implementation Sequencep. 79
Terms of Referencep. 79
Form Project Teamp. 79
EDI Requirements Specificationp. 81
Budgetp. 82
EDI Functional Specificationp. 82
Interchange Agreementp. 82
Select Network, Software, and Hardwarep. 83
Trainingp. 83
Gradual Introductionp. 83
Reviewp. 83
Interchange Agreementp. 84
Passing the Buckp. 85
Applications of EDIp. 87
Categories of Applicationp. 87
Trade EDIp. 87
Technical EDIp. 88
Specialized Transactionsp. 88
Application Characteristicsp. 89
Standardsp. 89
Connectivityp. 89
Speedp. 90
Securityp. 90
Interactivep. 91
Retail and Wholesale Distributionp. 93
Retailing in the 1990sp. 93
Bar-Codingp. 94
Introduction of EDIp. 97
Sequence of EDI in Retailingp. 97
Standards and Messagesp. 99
Wholesalingp. 100
Benefitsp. 100
General EDI Benefitsp. 100
Inventory Savingsp. 101
Supplier-Customer Relationshipsp. 101
Market Pressurep. 102
Transportationp. 103
The Transportation Industryp. 103
Systems and Computers in the Transportation Industryp. 104
International Tradep. 105
The Single European Marketp. 106
Progressing Shipmentsp. 106
Freight Forwardersp. 106
Edi Projects in Transportationp. 107
Benefits of EDI in Transportationp. 109
Manufacturingp. 111
European Manufacturing in the 1990sp. 111
Factors for Successp. 113
Standards in the Manufacturing Industryp. 114
Bar-Codingp. 115
Just in Time and Related Techniquesp. 116
Manufacturing Process Designp. 116
Just in Timep. 117
Kanbanp. 119
Flexible Manufacturingp. 119
Simultaneous Engineeringp. 120
The Automobile Industryp. 120
The Electronics Industryp. 121
Benefits of Edi in Manufacturingp. 122
Paperworkp. 122
Communications Costsp. 122
Errorsp. 123
Design and Product Datap. 123
Lead Timesp. 123
Inventory Savingsp. 123
Process Redesignp. 124
Customer Servicep. 124
Electronic Funds Transferp. 125
The Banking Industry in Europep. 125
Money Transmission and Clearing Systemsp. 126
Interbank Edi Projectsp. 129
Swiftp. 130
United Kingdomp. 131
Francep. 132
Other European Countriesp. 132
Commercial Banking EDIp. 132
Retail Banking Edip. 133
Credit Card Clearingp. 133
Home Bankingp. 134
Benefits of Electronic Funds Transferp. 135
Other Applicationsp. 137
Requirements for EDIp. 137
Insurancep. 138
Securitiesp. 139
Travel and Ticketingp. 139
Othersp. 139
Future Applicationsp. 140
Edi Services and Networksp. 143
Types of Servicep. 143
Major Edi Networksp. 144
ATandT EasyLinkp. 144
BT Tymnetp. 144
GEIS and INSp. 144
IBM Information Networkp. 145
Summaryp. 146
EDI Services and Softwarep. 146
Public Networksp. 148
Support Servicesp. 148
The International Environmentp. 151
Cross-Border EDIp. 151
International Comparisonsp. 152
North Americap. 153
Japan and East Asiap. 154
Europep. 155
International Systems and Networksp. 155
Opportunities and Problems Revisitedp. 159
Benefits, Problems, and Issuesp. 159
Competitive Opportunitiesp. 160
Perceived Problemsp. 160
Underlying Problemsp. 162
Loss of Differentiationp. 162
Design Around Peoplep. 162
Future-Proofingp. 163
Connectivityp. 163
Business Requirements Must Stay in Controlp. 164
Business Opportunitiesp. 164
A New View of EDIp. 165
The Future of EDIp. 167
Extending the User Basep. 167
New Applicationsp. 168
Technological Developmentsp. 168
Computingp. 168
Data Communicationsp. 169
EDI Softwarep. 170
Standardsp. 172
Relationship Between EDI and Other Techniquesp. 172
New Ways of Doing Businessp. 172
Review and Summaryp. 175
What is EDI?p. 175
Advantages and Disadvantages of EDIp. 175
Legal Statusp. 176
Functions of EDIp. 176
Softwarep. 177
Communicationsp. 177
Hardwarep. 177
Standardsp. 177
Implementing EDIp. 178
Applications of EDIp. 178
Retail and Wholesale Distributionp. 178
Transportationp. 179
Manufacturingp. 179
Electronic Funds Transferp. 179
Other Applicationsp. 180
EDI Services and Networksp. 180
The International Scenep. 180
Conclusionsp. 181
A Checklistp. 181
Addresses of Principal Network Suppliers in Europep. 183
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ISBN: 9780890066645
ISBN-10: 0890066647
Series: Telecommunications Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 19th December 1993
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.48