DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advant-e Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ADVC), through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc. announced today that the Retailer Owned Food Distributors and Associates (ROFDA) organization has endorsed Edict Systems as their preferred Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) provider.
Edict Systems is offering a full suite of solutions to ROFDA Members and their Associate Members under special group terms. Thirteen of the fourteen Member companies have signed on and moved some or all of their EDI processes to an Edict solution.
Edict's Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings being provided to ROFDA members include:
- Data Translation – Hosted Data Translation (HDT) services enable each ROFDA Member to eliminate the need to procure and manage software-based data translation and integration.
- Trading Partner Connectivity - EnterpriseEC® provides a single point of connectivity to the ROFDA Member for their supplier transactions. Suppliers connect via AS2, Secure FTP, or traditional Value Added Networks.
- Supplier On-boarding – Hub & Spoke on-boarding services which include Testing & Certification services for EDI-capable suppliers. These combined services and solutions improve business practices by reducing paper-based transactions and the number of errors associated with manual document processing while dramatically increasing the number of suppliers that are connected electronically for business transactions.
- GroceryEC.com (web-based EDI) - Edict's industry leading web-based solution for small and medium-size suppliers provides for optimum supplier participation.
"In today's economy many distributors, wholesalers and retailers are looking for ways to reduce costs and become more efficient," explains Edict's Vice President of Sales, Dave Rike. "Edict helps these organizations by providing a complete outsourced supply chain solution for them and their suppliers. Outsourcing EDI enables each ROFDA member to rapidly expand their supply chain connectivity without adding resources.""We are excited to partner with the ROFDA organization," continued Rike. "We share a passion in supporting the Independent Grocery Retailer and in helping them find new ways to be more competitive in today's retail environment."