Connecting you to SCS via EDI
A Share & Sons Ltd, trading as Sofa Carpet Specialists (SCS), is a prominent name in the world of home furnishings and has been transforming living spaces across the United Kingdom for decades. Renowned for its wide range of stylish and comfortable sofas, SCS has earned a reputation for delivering quality and affordability to customers seeking to enhance their homes.
With a commitment to offering a diverse selection of furniture and impeccable customer service, it was the logical next step for SCS to look for a comprehensive EDI solution when they experienced monumental growth back in 2020.
SCS entrusted us to develop a solution that would provide end-to-end integration with their Dynamics NAV system while providing a seamless onboarding experience for all their current suppliers. Read the full article to find out more about the benefits SCS and their suppliers gained from partnering with Cegedim e-business.
SCS’s Onboarding Process
As a valued supplier to SCS, you’ll have a special chance to showcase your products across a variety of brands within their portfolio, including SiSi Italia, Endurance, Inspire, and more. With an expansive presence spanning over 100 stores throughout the United Kingdom, SCS places great emphasis on fostering strong partnerships with our suppliers and offering essential support to our store owners. With an updated supplier handbook, SCS also holds their suppliers to high standards in terms of health and safety procedures, product quality, long-term environmental strategies and much more. Once you become a supplier, SCS will proactively collaborate with you to establish a start date for your business to commence the supply of your products to their stores.
Our Onboarding Process
We provide you with a choice between two tailored solutions to accommodate your specific requirements and ensure compliance for EDI trading with SCS. Netix One our user-friendly platform, empowers you to take control of your trading partnership with SCS, enabling seamless capitalisation on business opportunities. On the other hand, Netix Flow our comprehensive automated solution, delivers end-to-end visibility by seamlessly integrating with your existing systems, such as ERP, e-commerce, inventory, or WMS, streamlining crucial tasks through automation.
Once you’ve determined which solution aligns best with your company’s objectives and your relationship terms with SCS, it is vital to provide our projects team with your:
- Supplier code
Once you provide us with the necessary information, we can promptly set up an AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) connection tailored for your use, as this is the method SCS prefers for trading. AS2 connections offer a dependable and real-time means of sharing information with your trading partners. This method is frequently employed in the retail, FMCG, and manufacturing sectors for efficient data exchange. For more detailed information on how AS2 connectors function, please consult our EDI glossary.
Regardless of whether you opt for Netix One or Netix Flow, it is essential that your EDI solution aligns with SCS’s preferred EDI standard. SCS utilises the Eancom subverse of the EDIFACT standard, to enable the seamless exchange of EDI messages through their AS2 connection. However, with Netix, you possess the capability to seamlessly adapt and translate to various EDI standards, affording you the versatility to connect with all your trading partners within a single, comprehensive solution.
The messages we set up to get you trading with SCS:
- Purchase Orders
- Order Change
- Order Response
Beyond being the hub solution for SCS, here at Cegedim e-business, we established a large network of trading partners that we’ve created and implemented pre-configured EDI maps. Our pre-built connections are designed to expedite the onboarding process, ensuring that you can start connecting with your trading partners swiftly and effortlessly. Why not take a look at some of the other major names in retail we can connect you to?
Once all the required data is ready and your connection is set up, we will initiate the testing phase. You can be confident that our dedicated installation team will rigorously validate and test the EDI messages according to your agreement. We work closely with the SCS EDI team during this process to ensure the highest standards, ensuring that your Netix system functions exactly as intended, providing a smooth and reliable EDI setup.
As we prepare for the transition of your system to live operation, we have meticulously designed a series of training sessions tailored to your team. These sessions are carefully crafted to provide in-depth guidance and personalisation, ensuring that your staff not only feels completely comfortable but also fully equipped with the tools needed to maximise the potential of Netix.
Upon the conclusion of testing and training, we will work together to set the system’s “go-live” date. At this stage, you will have all the resources necessary to seamlessly commence trading with SCS via EDI.
As the central hub solution for SCS, we have a specialised team entirely focused on SCS-related matters. They will proactively get in touch to introduce themselves and will serve as your dedicated point of contact moving forward. Be assured that they are readily accessible to assist with any inquiries or promptly resolve any issues you may face.
Benefits of connecting to SCS using Netix:
- Get rid of paper records to dramatically cut down on administrative work and storage expenses.
- Ensure smooth adherence to the requirements of SCS and industry standards, simplifying electronic trade.
- Take advantage of Netix’s flexibility and 24/7 availability, which allows you and your trading partners to conduct business whenever it is most convenient for you.
- Watch as Netix and EDI accelerate your transaction processing. This improves the overall effectiveness of your operations by enabling faster order fulfilment, payments, and response times.
Why you should choose Cegedim e-business
Recognising the inherent complications frequently connected with the EDI process, we are dedicated to making digital trade as simple as possible for your convenience. Every step of the way will be supervised by a committed Netix specialist who is knowledgeable about the particular requirements of your company. With their industry knowledge and experience, they play a crucial role in facilitating a smooth onboarding process, which makes it possible for you to conduct effective EDI trading with SCS.
We are aware of the dynamic shifts in your trading environment and the always-changing nature of the business landscape. We have carefully designed our to reflect this understanding in order to ensure scalability and future readiness. It easily adapts to your changing needs and maintains its adaptability in the face of any changes to SCS’s EDI specifications. We are here to make sure your EDI experience is easy and flexible enough to meet your changing demands.
Recent trends have highlighted the notable changes that large retailers have made to strengthen their EDI operations. Our pricing structure is created to relieve you of the financial burden typically associated with redevelopment costs should SCS need to make changes to your connection, whether they are related to the EDI standard in use or the integration of additional message types, like Advance Shipping Notices (ASNs).
If you’re ready to start EDI trading with SCS, we’re ready to offer professional advice and solutions that are unique to your company. Don’t wait; get in touch with us, and let’s start on this journey.
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