VAN Consolidation and Optimization

Optimize and future-proof B2B operations with a single VAN solution

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of organizations report a clear need to optimize their current EDI VAN implementation


Managing a complex supply chain network

Many organizations manage a complex B2B infrastructure consisting of multiple EDI VAN services, numerous direct connections and a patchwork of outdated B2B technologies that require extensive IT resources to manage. Custom requirements from partners and a skills shortage further exacerbate the situation.

OpenText™ solutions enable companies to consolidate their EDI VAN services to create a B2B system that is easier to work with, has access to more features and typically costs less than multiple EDI VAN providers combined.

Key benefits

Impact business and achieve better results.

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  • Reduce complexity

    Conduct all B2B transactions through a single network VAN provider to simplify and streamline supply chain processes and improve productivity and business effectiveness.

  • Gain economies of scale

    Access services and capabilities that may otherwise be cost-prohibitive by leveraging the economies of scale from a single VAN provider.

  • Speed new business partner onboarding

    Leverage extensive EDI VAN services and a large, pre-connected global trading partner network pre-screened by a trusted source to quickly find and onboard new partners.

  • Improve strategic decision-making

    Avoid disruptions, mitigate risk and spot opportunities with a single source of end-to-end visibility and insights across all data sources and business processes.

  • Future-proof operations

    Enable business growth with ongoing innovation, support for new protocols, standards and security rules, and a range of scalable solutions.

Business impacts

  • VAN infrastructure management

    Managing multiple EDI VAN implementations requires working with different systems and processes and investigating multiple points of failure, increasing work and complexity. Simplify operations by consolidating to a single EDI VAN provider.
  • Skilled staff

    Finding, hiring and retaining the staff to maintain legacy EDI systems in today’s environment can be more challenging than the maintenance. Get ongoing support and expertise to keep systems running smoothly.

  • Process automation

    Outdated EDI systems lack innovative capabilities needed to streamline and automate common business processes. Consolidate to a modern VAN platform with advanced features to improve efficiency, visibility and security for all business transactions.
  • Custom trading mandates

    Business partners often mandate a specific process for document exchange involving time-consuming custom or manual processes. Easily meet varying trading mandates with a network that supports a wide range of connectivity requirements.

  • Comprehensive reports

    When each system in a fragmented B2B infrastructure captures and reports data differently, it becomes nearly impossible to run a complete report of all transaction activities. Simplify comprehensive, custom reporting with one consolidated network.

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Dixons Carphone improves data accuracy and efficiency with OpenText solution

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UK food retailer merges trading networks

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Deploying a seamless global B2B electronic trading network

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Solenis chooses OpenText to digitize and manage its global B2B supply chain

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OpenText Consulting Services combines end-to-end solution implementation with comprehensive technology services to help improve systems.

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