By Tammy Creswell,
EDI Delivery Manager, J.R. Simplot Company
J.R. Simplot has gained significant savings since moving its eBusiness reporting of sales and inventory from the older eBusiness technology of using Value Added Networks (VANs), to connecting directly with its manufacturing partners – or through the partner’s third-party vendor, using AgGateway standards.
In the past 3-4 years, Simplot converted 11 agribusiness partners (in crop protection, seed and crop nutrition segments) from EDI X12 messages using VANs to direct connect messages using XML. As a result of these more efficient connections, Simplot has seen real cost savings of approximately $20,000 a year by eliminating the VAN costs, as well as eliminating issues regarding size of documents and hybrids of EDI X12 & XML.
A savings of $20,000 a year may not seem like a lot to some companies, but as you look at those dollars year-after-year, they add up!
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It makes sense to use AgGateway standards and forge direct connections!
2019 January/February Newsletter Home
AgGateway 2020: Working Toward Leadership in Digital Agriculture
AgGateway Announces 2019 Leadership
Invitation to Join Seed Processes and Messaging Meeting
Precision Ag: AgGateway’s ADAPT and ISOXML Plugin Receives 2019 AE50 Award
New Board Member:
Welcome Board Member Marcy Morris
Welcome New Member:
Kuhn North America Foresees Active Participation within AgGateway
New Soil Testing Standardization Working Group
Benefits of eConnectivity:
Simplot Reaps Significant Savings by Moving to Direct Connections
Membership Has its Benefits
In the News: AgGateway in the News