The State of EDI-B2B Integration in Retail
EDI technology that has been utilized for several decades, in various stages from early infancy to levels of maturity that exist today, however, the industry that it serves has been going through some changes. Retail has been affected by omnichannel, and omnichannel has become a challenge that integration is meant to solve.
There’s still a huge case for EDI/B2B integration in retail. Many people think that EDI had its peak in the 1990s, but there is still a massive demand for EDI as new technologies continue to evolve. EDI is in need of a visual interface to display data in a new way that makes sense to modern businesses.
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About the Author
Neel has held senior roles at various technology firms and is currently a Partner at SPICE Technology Group, Inc. Neel is a well-recognized technologist within the North American Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution sectors. Amongst the early pioneers in the “cloud” computing market, Neel has been working since the nineties with customers across the globe to achieve technology-driven, quick-time-to-market capabilities for modern commerce and complex supply chains. He brings expertise in digital commerce, supply chain, analytics and in emerging information technologies that are propelling organizations towards new business models. Some of these technologies and their modern applications include “Internet of Things (IoT),” “The API Economy,” “The Sharing Economy” and collectively: “Industry 4.0”
Neel is the Program Chair & Board Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP – Toronto Roundtable). He is also the Chairperson of the Program Advisory Committee for Business Process Management at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.