Promotional products companies have used the Essent® OrderTrax® Network to process PromoStandards™ requests more than 2 million times.
The integration milestone was reached at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018, when a distributor requested Inventory Availability from supplier Gold Bond. That was the 2 millionth PromoStandards query processed by OrderTrax, the industry-standard integration portal.
Suppliers and distributors use OrderTrax to exchange business information like Inventory and Order Status automatically and in real-time. The integration replaces time-consuming phone calls and emails for better customer service and a more efficient supply chain.
The advantage of integration is that the information and documents needed to move transactions forward can be shared automatically and in real-time, rather than slowly and manually through countless calls and emails.
Data show distributors are looking up supplier Inventory more than anything else. Order Status and Order Shipment Notifications drew the next most volume; and more and more companies are beginning to share Product Data and Media Content.
Companies are just beginning to exchange Product Pricing & Configuration (PPC) and Purchase Orders, the latest PromoStandards endpoints developed for consumption on OrderTrax. Trading partners will soon begin sharing Invoices via OrderTrax and PromoStandards.
Distributors, decorators, and suppliers connect on OrderTrax via PromoStandards or other standards of their choosing, including cXML, ANSI X12, ePSA, and other public and proprietary standards.
The award-winning Essent integration team implements integration projects on behalf of suppliers, and also works on behalf of distributors to integrate them with preferred suppliers. Essent also provides free match making services to connect distributors, decorators, and suppliers through the 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.
PromoStandards is a group of distributors, suppliers, and service providers dedicated to improving supply chain efficiency in the promotional products industry. The group, including Essent, a Founding Member, defines and writes integration standards that allow distributors and suppliers to integrate for more efficient transactions and a more efficient supply chain.
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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.