Integration

The Crossfire Managed Service

Our fully managed service makes supply chain integration quicker, cheaper, and easier for the companies we work with. We look after everything from the setup and configuration of new APIs or EDI to the ongoing monitoring and issue resolution, as well as the hosting, backups, and security. If you require custom logic, advice around how to get the most out of an integration, Crossfire are experts at providing solutions to help you streamline your supply chain.

Crossfire’s adaptability and scalability will allow you to maintain focus on your core competencies, while we modernise your supply chain through consolidating systems and streamlining processes.

How it works

  1. Crossfire receives interchanges (files) from you or your partner, these might be picked up via SFTP, received through an API, or over a VAN.
  2. An interchange may contain one or many EDI messages being exchanged, which can be facilitated via API calls. Each message is validated by the Crossfire system to make sure it’s in the correct format and data matches up on both yours and your trading partner's side.
  3. Each message is mapped/translated to the whichever format is required. This could be another internal systems format or a trading partner.
  4. Similar to the pick-up/receive process, Crossfire can either send interchanges to the other system via SFTP, Email, API, VAN or any other means.

How it Works (Horizontal)

How It Works (Vertical)

Integration options

Systems can be integrated through APIs, using EDI, or through other methods.

Crossfire helps you connect with trading partners or with internal systems to eliminate data roadblocks and automate workflows, creating ecosystems, new and old systems work together with purpose.

We integrate with any system across a range of industries, including Supply Chain and Retail. We help provide non-EDI integration solutions as well, such as PDF to XML conversions.

API Integration

API Integration

APIs are used to connect systems with other external or internal systems. Essentially, they allow access with certain restrictions to a system enabling information to be pushed and/or pulled from the system. Establishing APIs throughout different systems within a supply chain allows effective system integration.

Get in touch with Crossfire to find out more about how APIs might work for your business.

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EDI Integration

EDI Integration

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has been used for over 40 years and therefore is a well-established method of system integration.

EDI relies on message standards that outline the structure of the data messages being exchanged, different message standards are used for each type of business transaction. Message standards replace traditional paper documents such as Purchase Orders, Invoices or movements in transport/warehousing.

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Why do supply chain integration through Crossfire?

If you're looking to reduce costs while maintaining and improving service levels if your current EDI system is unreliable or outdated, or if the concept of APIs or EDI is beyond your IT team, then we're the experts who can provide the solutions. If any of this sounds familiar to you, get in touch so we can talk you through how Crossfire can help.

The kind of benefits our clients enjoy with our managed service include:

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Efficiency and cost savings

Prompt and accurate processing of business documents.

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Enhanced inventory management

Reduced order processing and delivery times.

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Transparency

Real-time visibility into transaction status.

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Promotes social responsibility

Save money and reduce CO2 emissions by replacing paper-based processes.

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Enhanced strategic focus

Automation frees up staff to concentrate on other tasks.

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Streamlines ability to enter new markets

EDI/API provides a common business language that facilitates business partner onboarding anywhere in the world.

How to get started

In four simple steps

Step 1

Tell Us About You

Tell us who you want to connect with i.e. your trading partners.

Step 2

Integration

Determine the integration method (EDI/API) and the message standards and systems to be used.

We can find this out for you if needed (we have an extensive library of EDI standards).

Step 3

Connectivity

Find out your connectivity details, how we will connect to your system and your partner's system.

This might be via VAN, FTP, API. We can find this out for you if needed.

Step 4

Testing

We then complete testing to ensure a robust service and that everything works, then you’re ready to have your integration up and running!

We can find this out for you if needed (we have an extensive library of EDI standards).
This might be via VAN, FTP, API. We can find this out for you if needed.

Contact Us to Get Started