Essent® has established more than 700 new trading partner integrations since the January 2019 PPAI Expo and now hosts more than 1,400 integration partnerships overall, the most integration partnerships hosted by one company in the promotional products industry.
Essent connects Suppliers and Distributors via the Essent OrderTrax® Network, the promotional products industry-standard integration portal. More than 2 million transactions were transported by OrderTrax as of January, with close to 1 million coming in the second half of 2018.
"The phenomenal growth ... further cements OrderTrax as the No. 1 trading network in the industry."
Essent can quickly onboard integration partners due to extensive experience on its award-winning integration team. Essent offers a Fast-Track integration service that can establish an integration endpoint in as little as 24 hours.
"The phenomenal growth is a testament of our proven business model and further cements OrderTrax as the No. 1 trading network in the industry. Our unique ability to quickly integrate and onboard companies is compelling to trading partners that want integrate as soon as possible with minimal to no issues,” states Essent President & CEO Eric Alessi.
"Our deeply experienced integration team knows integration standards inside and out – we’re authors of standards in many cases. We repeatedly and successfully implement integration projects following a mature, proven process. We have an integration model that works and we know how to use it," Essent VP of Research Steve Luisser said.
"Seamless partnerships where transactions move forward with little friction, little manual intervention, and the greatest efficiency."
The 1,400+ suppliers and distributors are exchanging Inventory, Order Status, Order Shipment Notification, Product Data, Media Content, Purchase Orders and Product Pricing and Configuration (PPC). Invoices are soon to come.
The advantage of integration is that the information needed to move transactions forward can be shared automatically and electronically, rather than slowly and manually through countless calls and emails.
"Promotional products trading partners – suppliers and distributors alike – are rapidly realizing the power of integration to foster seamless partnerships where transactions move forward with little friction, little manual intervention, and the greatest efficiency possible. And those companies are turning to us provide that efficiency because they know Essent has an integration model that’s proven to work time and time again,” Essent Business Development Manager Marco Peña said.
"It was almost no time before we were integrated with one of our largest, most important distributor partners."
While the vast majority of the 1,400+ companies are using the PromoStandards integration standards, OrderTrax also supports ANSI X12, cXML, ePSA and other public and proprietary standards of a companies choosing.
Integration partners often comment that Essent represents the most efficient path to integration in the promotional products industry.
"It was almost no time before we were integrated with one of our largest, most important distributor partners. We simply provided Essent the inventory information, and the integration went live the next day. Essent represents the most efficient path to integration in the promotional products industry,” John Glucksman, President of Quake City Caps, said of a recent integration using the OrderTrax Network.
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. Essent provides best-in-class solutions for business management, ecommerce, and integration.
OrderTrax is a mature, proven integration network that securely and accurately processes over 12 Million transactions representing over $3 Billion in commerce annually. Supporting ANSI X12, cXML, ePSA, PromoStandards, and other public and proprietary standards, OrderTrax allows companies to integrate using the standards of their choosing. Instead of implementing and maintaining a costly new integration for each trading partner, companies can integrate once through OrderTrax to become connected to many trading partners.
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Essent is the leading provider of fully-integrated business management software solutions and services for process-intensive industries and the largest trading network for the promotional products industry. The Essent family of fully-integrated products and services combines best practices, business processes, software automation, and network communications to deliver unparalleled, unified business management solutions. Since 1980, Essent has offered the systems, service, software, and support critical to success in today's highly-competitive marketplace.