80% of the world's trade goes through EDI.


The Great Divide


Only 5% of the world's companies can use EDI.

Enables Trade, yet Creates Barriers

Traditional EDI helps big business trade,
but keeps small businesses out of the game

Large Companies

Large companies rely upon EDI.

Many cannot function without it;

they require their business partners to use it.

Small Companies

But EDI is complicated.

Many small companies don't know enough about EDI.

Others simply cannot afford the costs.

How Traditional EDI Works...

A Demonstration of a Purchase Order

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DynamicsAX~Text
ISA*00* *00* *08*9251750000 *08*1234567890
*030627*1304*U*00401*000001403*0*P*>~GS*PO*8019
721193*1234567890*20030627*1304*1403*X*004010~S
T*850*01403001~BEG*00*SA*548177**20030627~REF*A
N*547794~PER*BD*JOHN
JONES*TE*5552225555~FOB*PB~DTM*002*20030705~DTM
*118*20030704~PKG******01~TD5****H*OUR
CR/T~N9*AH*548177~MSG*THIS PURCHASE ORDER IS
SUBJECT TO THE SAME TERMS AND~MSG*CONDITIONS AS
SAFEWAY PURCHASE ORDER FORM 1030~
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Two large companies...

Each with their own computer system.

One company wants to buy from the other.

The first company creates a purchase order file.

(We will represent this file as an Apple).

A program turns that file to EDI
(the Strawberry)

...and sends it on its way

The second company receives the EDI file...

And turns it into their own local format
(the Orange)

They import that into their own computer.

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Effective, but Inefficient

The Dilemma of Traditional EDI

Best Intentions

EDI was intended as a solution through which all companies can easily connect.

EDI is customizable according to the needs of the companies using it:

Different EDI Formats Different Industries Different Business Requirements Different Interpretations

Traditional EDI
not Scalable

Each Traditional EDI connection is unique.

Connecting to one partner does NOT enable trade with another.

The RunB2B Universal Translator
changes all this.

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Connect Once

With RunB2B, you provide all your information but once,
and all of the connections will be managed.

How it Works:

Send a single data format to RunB2B.

RunB2B will convert your data and send it to your business partner.

You can operate directly from your ERP.

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