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Purchasing - Electronic process integration along the value chain

The best practice method in operative purchasing relies on EDI (“e-purchasing”) for the transmission of orders between procurement manager and supplier. In addition to that, WebEDI systems are used in particular for “smaller” suppliers.

The process includes, besides the order, the order confirmation, the delivery note and the processing of the invoices. For this purpose, e-integration offers you a complete and “ready to use” processing system.

Supplier connection with classic EDI

  • You support one single EDI and RDT interface for all suppliers
  • e-integration completely takes over all EDI tasks such as

    • approaching the suppliers
    • connection of the suppliers
    • conversion of all different kinds of EDI formats (standards such as EDIFACT, OpenTrans ... or individual formats)

  • Efficient and projectable roll outs based on reference data sets (“RDS”)
  • Synchronised EDI manuals facilitate supplier communication and stimulate the speed of connection
  • No additional investments in EDI hardware, EDI software, know-how, development and operating staff
  • Immediate use of the positive effects of EDI
  • Reinforcement of your competitive position and improvement of the overall purchasing processes

You can gain additional benefits by using software to automate all purchasing processes in combination with EDI: more transparency, better forecasts, and faster processing of all outgoing orders. Get more information about an cloud solution for purchasing on

Cross-media supplier connection

In practice, the integration of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in particular often proves to be difficult. The reasons for the suppliers are in the area of initial costs, the necessary EDI know-how or organisational restrictions.

e-integration solves this problem with the supplier portal “edi4every1”. As the purchasing company, you set up the data exchange with the e-center of e-integration once via your existing EDI interface. All of your suppliers then only need a computer with an Internet browser as well as Internet access, to log on to your supplier portal and to electronically process orders all the way to invoicing.

Your benefits

  • As the purchasing company, you receive all data to 100% in your EDI format.
  • For the SMBs the integration into the EDI process is possible without any investments of their own.
  • Electronic “answers” (DESADV, INVOIC) to your ORDERS ensure a maximum overview of your ongoing purchasing processes.

The process cycle in detail

  • You send an EDI order to the portal in the e-center
  • In the e-center the data is converted and stored as e-forms (Internet web masks).
  • At the same time, the supplier receives a notification via E-mail regarding an existing order.
  • The supplier logs on in his or her area of the portal and can view, store and if necessary, print out the orders available there.
  • Within a "turn-around-process" the file contents of the order are automatically adopted in correspnding masks for the delivery note and/or the invoice.
  • Finally these documents are converted into the e-center and than transmitted to your ERP as EDI data stream in the required format.


Detlef Schwan

Telephone: +49 (0)2102 479 - 120


  • CFS Wallau GmbH & Co. KG

»e-integration’s procurement portal streamlines the administrative processing in our purchasing department and reduces the process costs. Our suppliers obtain their orders via the Internet, together with accompanying technical documents for the quick processing of the order and feedback for us as an order confirmation, delivery note and invoice in the EDIFACT format. We as well as the suppliers improve working together.«

Sven Göhring, CFS Wallau GmbH & Co. KG

Further information

You can download our lastest Purchasing flyer.


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