Asda EDI Connection
With a history dating back to 1965, Asda has evolved into one of the largest supermarket chains. Now a prominent name in the retail industry, Asda has carved a niche for itself by offering customers a wide range of quality products and exceptional service.
In its pursuit of operational excellence, Asda has embarked on an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) journey, streamlining its supply chain operations and helping to better manage suppliers.
Asda onboarding process
To with Asda, you’ll first need to become a registered supplier. If you haven’t done that already, you’ll need to fill out a form to submit your interest. Take a look at their supplier form here.
Once you have agreed on your relationship with Asda and confirmed the message types, they will send you the necessary documentation. This will include your Supplier ID and Global Location Number (GLN) keep this handy, you’ll need to provide this information to us.
Then we can get you set up with either of our EDI solutions, Netix One or Netix Flow. Both of these solutions will facilitate the sending and receiving of business documents via EDI.
Asda has made a move to having an online supplier gateway called the OneTime portal. When you have set yourself up on the OneTime portal, you’ll gain access to a series of tutorials and videos to help you through Asda’s Supplier Supported Onboarding (SSOB) process. Here you will also be able to download any relevant documentation to help make your set-up process as smooth as can be.
Once everything is set up and ready, the next stage is to test the connection. Asda only requires you to test certain message types including Purchase Orders, Invoices and ASNs (Advance Shipping Notices).
Our onboarding process
We have two EDI solutions available that can connect you to Asda. Netix One is an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution best suited for small businesses looking to connect to their trading partners. Netix Flow goes further by giving you extra functionality, the platform integrates directly with your existing ERP, WMS, e-commerce and inventory systems to automate your key processes. Once you have decided on the EDI solution that best fits your businesses specific needs, it is important to provide our team with your:
- Supplier ID
- GLN (Global Location Number)
- AS2 details (Applicability Statement 2)
This information helps us start quickly setting up your connection. Asda trades using TRADACOMS, which is one of the most common standards used in Europe. Our projects team will help you navigate through the documents provided by the Asda team and support you throughout the onboarding process.
The common message types we set up for trading relationships with Asda:
- Purchase Orders
- Advance Shipping Notices
- Debit Notes
To ensure that you can start trading with Asda straight away, we try to make the EDI connection process as smooth and quick as possible for you. With pre-defined maps for Asda, a part of your connection is already set up and waiting for your solution to be coupled.
Once we have all the necessary information, our projects team will start the testing phase. Our installation team will set up the EDI messages and connections to your Netix solution. They will then carry out thorough testing from start to finish to ensure that your system runs smoothly and efficiently for the go-live date.
Benefits of using Netix to connect to Asda:
- Exchange mandatory EDI messages with Asda.
- Cut down on manual data entry, saving you time and reducing the risk of errors.
- Process transactions faster to ensure you get your payments on time.
- The ability to connect to all your trading partners in one solution.
Why you should choose Cegedim e-business
We recognise that EDI can be complex, but we are here to simplify the digital trading experience for you. With Cegedim e-business, you will have a dedicated specialist who prioritises your business needs. They possess the expertise to swiftly and seamlessly onboard you for trading with Asda via EDI, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.
At the start of 2023, Asda made a move away from Walmart and made the decision to consolidate its EDI strategy at the same time. They established a new AS2 connection and made a number of changes to the EDI message types they exchange. Concluding that the testing and completion of these changes need to be completed by July 2023. With Cegedim e-business, when your trading partners make changes like this, you won’t have to pay for the extra development work to rewrite your connection.
If you’re ready to embark on your EDI journey, with expert guidance and solutions tailored to your business needs, speak to our specialists now.
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