Everything You Need to Know About Value-Added Networks and the Benefits of Outsourcing EDI
Communication is crucial for businesses, and in the modern age, 99% of B2B communication is electronic.
Companies of all sizes send and receive massive amounts of data every day. A value-added network (VAN) is a medium for fast, secure communication between businesses.
If you’re considering using EDI in your business, you will most likely need to use a VAN to be compliant with your trading partners. This article will explain what a VAN is and how you can benefit from it.
What is a Value-Added Network?
A typical VAN service includes:
- Mailbox for retrieving EDI data
- Authentication of EDI messages to ensure validity
- Stored archives of past EDI transactions
- Custom notifications to alert you when new EDI messages are received
At BOLD VAN, we offer even more value by providing:
- Automatic backups of EDI data
- EDI compliance
- Access to EDI data from any device through our web portal, BOLD Manager
- Unlimited EDI data for one low cost (Learn more about Trading Partner Pricing)
Now that you know the basics of a VAN, let’s look at why thousands of businesses use them.
Why Should Your Business Use an EDI VAN?
There’s a lot to love about using a VAN – from saving time and money to enhancing business relationships.
VANs Optimize Business Operations
Outsourcing is Cost-Effective
Ongoing EDI Support
Signing up to use our VAN is more than a service to exchange EDI – you get ongoing support from a team of EDI experts who have been doing this for nearly three decades. We spend significant time optimizing our value-added network and staying updated on new compliance requirements, so you can focus on running your business.
If your business needs a VAN, or you’re tired of overpaying for your current service, let our team take over so you can get back to the areas of your business that matter most.