EmbroidMe Encourages Its 145 Suppliers to Integrate via the Essent OrderTrax Network

EmbroidMe Essent Supplier Integration InitiativeEmbroidMe® is embarking on a company-wide supply chain initiative to integrate with suppliers via the Essent® OrderTrax® Network to reduce labor, eliminate errors, and increase efficiencies for both EmbroidMe and its suppliers.

The EmbroidMe Supplier Integration Initiative encourages EmbroidMe’s 145 suppliers to integrate with EmbroidMe’s 500+ franchise locations through OrderTrax, the promotional products industry-standard electronic data interchange.

EmbroidMe is asking its supplier partners to integrate Customer Pricelists and Real-Time Inventory Availability as the first phase. In the next phase, EmbroidMe will encourage suppliers to integrate Product Catalogs, Product Configurations, Purchase Orders, Order Statuses, Advance Ship Notices, and Invoices.

EmbroidMe selected Essent as its official integration and commerce network provider, and Essent will be managing the integration process on behalf of EmbroidMe.

"EmbroidMe wants to provide its franchisees the most comprehensive tools to be efficient, streamline workflows, and improve sales processes. Integration through the Essent OrderTrax Network will empower EmbroidMe stores."

"EmbroidMe wants to provide its franchisees the most comprehensive tools to be efficient, streamline workflows, and improve sales processes. Integration through the Essent OrderTrax Network will empower EmbroidMe stores to sell more, thereby growing consumption, which is what everyone wants,” said EmbroidMe Retail Director Manager Christine Marion said.

The EmbroidMe Supplier Integration Initiative Team, led by Marco Peña of Essent, will be meeting with EmbroidMe suppliers.

"On a day-to-day basis, suppliers are inundated with inquiries about pricing, inventory, catalogs, configurations, orders, order status, shipping status, and invoices. The traditional ways of answering those inquiries – manually by phone and email – is time-intensive, error-prone, inefficient, and it ultimately costs suppliers time and money. Communicating this information automatically via the Essent OrderTrax Network reduces labor, eliminates errors, increases efficiencies and ultimately increases profitability for EmbroidMe and its suppliers,” Mr. Peña said.

OrderTrax securely and accurately processes over 12 Million transactions representing over $3 Billion in commerce annually. The OrderTrax Network allows trading partners to exchange information automatically and in real-time without the need for time-intensive and error-prone phone calls, emails, and manual intervention.

EmbroidMe previously selected Essent to provide the Essent Business Management System to EmbroidMe franchise locations. The Essent Business Management System is the one and only fully-integrated business management system designed for the unique needs of distributors and suppliers.

EmbroidMe franchises are full-service showrooms that combine a wide variety of apparel and promotional programs making it possible for many thousands of organizations and businesses to easily and cost-effectively get the customized apparel and promotional products they need, whether it is on a local, national or global scale.

Essent is an innovative provider of fully-integrated business management software solutions and services for process-intensive industries. Essent solutions combine flexible workflow management with innovative technologies that automate repetitive tasks and simplify business processes. Since 1981, Essent has offered the systems, service, software, and support critical to success in today's highly-competitive marketplace.

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