2018 PPAI Expo: PromoStandards Events Tell the Story of Integration

PromoStandards will host a series of events at the 2018 PPAI Expo including testimonials about how trading partner integration is making a more efficient supply chain right now.

Other PromoStandards events include an introduction to integration, and round tables for a deep dive into the technology that makes integration work.

Integration allows trading partners such as promotional products distributors, decorators, and suppliers to communicate business information automatically and in real-time for more efficient transactions. The information that can be integrated is the information most often needed to move transactions forward, including Inventory Availability, Pricing and Configuration, Order Status, Advance Ship Notices, Media, Product Data, Purchase Orders, and Invoices.

Essent is a founding member of PromoStandards, which is a group of distributors, suppliers, and service providers dedicated to improving supply chain efficiency in the promotional products industry. More than 100 distributors and 100 suppliers are using PromoStandards to streamline business.

The events are free but registration is requested. You can register here. The PromoStandards events at the 2018 PPAI Expo include:

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:00AM - 11:30AM

PromoStandards, a Business Case

Join distributors & suppliers in testimonials & a panel discussion on how PromoStandards has already started to affect their business. With over 100 Suppliers and 100 Distributors already participating, these Standards are affecting how business is being conducted and how companies are communicating across their supply chain. This session targets the business side of your organization.

Target Attendee: Business Representative, C level positions, Senior Management

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Getting Started with PromoStandards, plus Bonus Inventory 2.0.0 Introduction

Are you new to PromoStandards? Not sure what this is all about? This is a perfect session for your technical and business associate to get aquainted with the beginning steps on PromoStandards. This session covers Inventory, Order Status and Order Shipment Notifications. As a bonus to this session, we will walk through the new inventory 2.0.0 standard. This version improves upon the wildly successful introductory version of Inventory!

Target Attendee: Business Representative, Business Analyst, Technology Staff, CIO

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Exploring Product Data with PromoStandards

The key to well formed orders is accurate product data. This session will go through the building blocks to jump from product information to product Data! Standards covered will be Product Data, Product Media, and Product Pricing & Configuaration.

Target Attendee: Business Analyst, Developers, Technology Staff, CIO

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Completing the Order Cycle with Purchase Orders and Invoices

Learn to tranact orders and invoices with PromoStandards in this session. Start with a basic simple order and work up to a fully configured well formed order during this hour workshop. Next use that well formed order and generate an invoice using PromoStanards. This session will help you generate the ultimatre RIO in your supply chain.

Target Attendee: Business Analyst, Developers, Technology Staff, CIO

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 8:30AM - 10:30AM

Technical Round Tables

Do you have specific questions or technical needs with PromoStandards? This session will feature a VERY technical crowd with hands on development capabilities. We will have tables for each standard and general topics covering everything from Inventory to Invoices.

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