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SPICE Connect

Cloud EDI-B2B

Retailers, brands, suppliers, distributors and logistics & transportation organizations can quickly connect and exchange electronic orders, acknowledgements, invoices and a lot more using
EDI, Web-EDI, Flat Files or real time APIs.

E-Commerce & Drop Ship Automation

Retailers can connect to thousands of brands and suppliers that are drop-ship ready and eager for eCommerce & Omni channel.  Increase your assortment, sales and margins without carrying inventory!

Brands & suppliers accelerate your B2B and direct to consumer (B2C) omni-channel program through fast eCommerce integration.

SPICE Connect is a pre-implemented solution that can be deployed fast and used to on-board hundreds of trading partners.

Supply Chain Integration

Retailers connect with suppliers and logistics partners to automate inventory management and gain visibility from source to shelf with electronic PO, ASN, Invoice, Product Catalogs and more.

Brands and suppliers connect use SPICE Connect for quick EDI compliance with retailers, marketplaces and any other buyer organization.

Sample EDI Business Flows for Supply Chain

Large EDI Rollout & Trading Partner Onboarding

Setting up & rolling out a large community of Trading Partner is our specialty. With a community of over 2,000 Trading Partners on our platform, SPICE has perfected the craft of Trading Partner onboarding by providing EDI Outsourcing and Managed Sources to several enterprise and mid-market retailers. Our Set-Ready-GoTM rollout methodology ensures that a large community of Trading Partners can be rapidly on-boarded,while our technology platform ensures that all Trading Partners have easy-to-use, standards-based technical means to connect with you. Our dedicated project management team will set you up for success.

EDI with Big Box Retailers, Manufacturers & Distribution Hubs

As a brands or a supplier to big-box retailers, global manufacturers or large distribution hubs, you need fast and inexpensive EDI compliance technology.  Find out how SPICE Connect can help you gain quick compliance for all of your EDI requirements whether you supply into retail, automotive, grocery, beverage alcohol, fashion, sporting goods, healthcare, construction, mining, energy or any one of over 100 industries.

Trading Partner Specifications Development

We author and publish the EDI standards and documentation that will be used by your Trading Partners to integrate with you. These specifications capture your unique business rules and data requirements necessary for your supply chain to function optimally.

Or we can use your existing EDI Guides to expand your current roll-out efforts.

Vendor EDI Compliance – Testing & Certification

Trading Partners can access our web-based, self-service EDI testing portal compliance and API testing portal and go through self-service testing.  They can test any type of interface including EDI, XML and Flat File interfaces for any standards based integration, including EDI certification.

  • Sponsor-specific , self-service EDI testing portal for EDI Trading Partners

  • Fast, reliable and friendly customer service

  • EDI Syntax and Business Rules Testing

  • Fully customizable for sponsors (such as retailers or marketplaces operators)

  • “Cockpit view” of supply chain community

Solutions for Small Trading Partners

SPICE uses powerful web portals and any-to-any data file translation services to onboard small trading partners who cannot handle EDI or other sophisticated integration means. SPICE’s modern web EDI portal that supports multiple languages and sophisticated business rules, is the best option for small trading partners.

Integration to ERP & Back-office Systems

SPICE Connect adapters allow us to fully integrated to all major, mid-market ERP & Inventory Management and SMB accounting packages. Oracle, JDE, JDA, SAP, AS400/ iSeries, NetSuite, Island Pacific, Jesta, Retail Interact, Manhattan Associates, Lawson, Infor, ATG, Big Commerce, Magento, Sage, Hybris, Epicor, Microsoft Dynamics Navision-AX-Great Plains-Solomon, Websphere Commerce, Red Prairie, High Jump, QuickBooks and more.

Supply Chain Visibility and Analytics

SPICE Connect platform can provide you detailed analytics about supply chain, well beyond what internal ERP and reporting systems can provide.  We leverage the “Big Data” stored within SPICE World network and extend it with API plug-ins to external syndicated data sources to achieve “Bigger Data.” By combining SPICE World Big Data store with the amazing cognitive capabilities of the IBM Watson supercomputer – SPICE can provide insight that will help build a “smarter supply chain.” Strategic and predictive insights into sales trends, transportation opportunities and a lot more.

Catalog Aggregation & Sharing

SPICE Catalog Connect helps brands and retailers share product catalog and rich content that is vital for
Omni-channel commerce.  Brands can store data once and provide their data to any retailer of any capability anywhere in the world. Retailers, marketplaces and other consumers of catalogue content can review/approve catalogues and auto-link content to ERP, E-Commerce and PIM (product information management) systems.

Common EDI Processes

Common Purchasing & Order Management

  • Purchase Order (850 or ORDERS)
  • PO Acknowledgement (855a)
  • Reverse PO for VMI (855b)
  • PO Change – Buyer Initiated (860)
  • PO Change Acknowledgement (865)
  • Supplier Initiated PO Change or Ack. (865)
  • Advance Ship Notice (ASN 856)
  • Remittance Advise (820)
  • Application Error Advise (864 or APERAK)
  • Vendor Catalog Update (832)
  • Product Activity/Sales Data (852)
  • Invoice (810)

Logistics & Transportation Processes

  • Motor Carrier Load Tender (204)
  • Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice (210)
  • Motor Carrier Bill of Lading (211)
  • Transportation Carrier Ship. Status (214)v
  • Freight Receipt and Invoice Ocean (310)
  • Arrival Notice – Ocean (312)
  • Status Details – Ocean (315)
  • Warehouse Shipping Order (940)
  • Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice (943)
  • Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice (944)
  • Warehouse Shipping Advice (945)
  • Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice (947)
  • Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice (950)

EDI, B2B & Integration Technologies & Standards

FTP, SFTP, FTPS, XML, JSON, RESTful, Managed File Transfer (MFT), Flat File, CSV, SAP IDOC, ESB/SOA, ANSI x12; EDIFACT, RosettaNet PIP, HIPAA, HL7, AS2, AS3
Web EDI, Vendor Portals, Customer Portals
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