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09 January 2019


As in other manufacturing supply chains, building manufacturers, distributors and retailers are increasingly collaborating to enhance supply chain efficiency, reduce costs and strengthen the bottom line.

Many merchants see a direct improvement in profitability when they engage integrated EDI with their suppliers. This is why they increasingly request their suppliers communicate with them using EDI, and why they may financially penalise non-compliance with “chargebacks.”

Building materials suppliers, on the other hand, might view EDI as one more of the many hoops they need to jump through to work with a new client. But in reality, integrated EDI adds value to suppliers too.

Dynamics Building Materials combines the power of Microsoft Dynamics with proven functionality specifically for the Building Materials industry (including EDI) to provide a complete end-to-end business software solution.

Here’s 5 reasons why integrated EDI with Dynamics Building Materials puts you back in control of your building materials supply business:

Be more responsive

Automatically import EDI orders into Dynamics Building Materials and pass them straight through to the warehouse for picking with system directed movements. Be ready for shipping in less time than it took to print the original EDI order and assess the changes.

And being able to be more responsive to changing merchants demands could just put you one step ahead of your competition.

An accelerated "order to cash" process

A streamlined, electronic interchange of all your invoices and delivery notifications also means less errors, fewer lost orders and deliveries. Secure business processes and audit trails also mean faster dispute resolution when things do occasionally go awry.

Free up time to focus on the strategic

Reliable, repeatable processes not only improves customer service levels with your merchants but also drives up staff productivity and means less time spent fire-fighting – so you and your team can focus on the things that matter most to your business.

Cost savings – working with the major merchants

Integrated EDI with Dynamics Building Materials drives paperless automation which means no more printing and re-keying, so you save on labour, paper, forms, postage, paper disposal and more.

By the end of 2018 our integrated EDI helped our customers process 810,000 documents electronically.

Cost savings – working with your own suppliers

How many purchase orders and/or purchase invoices do you raise on your suppliers per month/per year? What savings could you achieve with as a result. Or what other tasks could your staff undertake with this administrative burden removed?

Dynamics Building Materials integrated EDI capabilities are already proven with the major merchants – as well as many major building materials brands and third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Rest assured our EDI team will have seen it all before. They will have already worked with all the document types (from purchase orders, invoices, credit notes and ASN’s to order acknowledgements and remittance advices), all the EDI message “standards” and all your likely trading partners.

Dynamics Building Materials already makes a difference to leading building materials companies including Alumasc Group Plc, Biasi, Charlton & Jenrick, Eastbrook, Epwin Group, Eterna Lighting, Karndean and The MX Group.

Let us take responsibility for the initial set up of your specific combination of EDI trading partners, documents and products – and see the orders (and automation benefits) start streaming in.

Discover how integrated EDI is just one of the many benefits of Dynamics Building Materials – Attend our 30-minute Building Materials webinar on the 28th February to discover how you can instantly react to your customers with EDI & Microsoft Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central (formerly 街霸5 ). Book here

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