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The Retailer Owned Food Distributors and Associates (ROFDA) organization has endorsed Edict Systems, a wholly owned operating subsidiary of Advant-e Corp., as its preferred electronic data interchange (EDI) provider.
”Edict’s proven commitment to the independent grocery retailer provides the basis for ROFDA’s endorsement,” says ROFDA EVP and COO Francis Cameron. “Our partnership has solidified through the collaborative efforts of not only Edict and ROFDA, but also that of our members and Morley Marshall at Western Family Foods. It’s a great example of passionate people recognizing an opportunity, coming together and finding solutions that align interests.”
Edict Systems is offering a full suite of solutions to ROFDA members and associate members under special group terms. So far, 13 of ROFDA’s 14 member companies have signed on and moved some or all of their EDI processes to an Edict solution.
Edict’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings being provided to ROFDA members include:
- Data Translation: Hosted data translation (HDT) services enable each ROFDA member to eliminate the need to procure and manage software-based data translation and integration.
- Trading Partner Connectivity: EnterpriseEC provides a single point of connectivity to the ROFDA member for its supplier transactions. Suppliers connect via AS2, Secure FTP, or traditional value added networks.
- Supplier On-boarding: Hub and Spoke on-boarding services which include testing and certification services for EDI-capable suppliers. These combined services and solutions improve business practices by reducing paper-based transactions and the number of errors associated with manual document processing while dramatically increasing the number of suppliers that are connected electronically for business transactions.
- GroceryEC.com (web-based EDI): Edict’s industry leading web-based solution for small and medium-size suppliers provides for optimum supplier participation.
“In today’s economy many distributors, wholesalers and retailers are looking for ways to reduce costs and become more efficient,” said Edict’s VP of sales Dave Rike. “Edict helps these organizations by providing a complete outsourced supply chain solution for them and their suppliers. Outsourcing EDI enables each ROFDA member to rapidly expand their supply chain connectivity without adding resources.”
Glendale, Ala.-based ROFDA is a trade association established in 1962 to promote and support the retailer-owned distribution segment of the food industry. ROFDA’s fourteen members represent thousands of independent grocery rRetailers across America.