IBP outsources its EDI to Wesupply
Published: 20 October, 2011
COVENTRY: The IBP Group, a world leader in plumbing fittings, has switched to Wesupply's OneTime EDI platform for a fully-managed electronic trading service that allows the real-time exchange of critical business documents with its customers.
EDI is not a new concept for IBP. The company had an on-premise EDI solution for many years. However, following a restructure of its IT department and the receipt of a new requirement that the company's existing EDI solution could not comply with, it was decided that an outsourced solution would be more appropriate.
"We chose to outsource our EDI requirements to Wesupply as our previous experience of working with that company's team was positive and we were familiar with the OneTime solution" said Neville Billingham, IT technical specialist at IBP.
"We were also aware of the firm foothold Wesupply has in the plumbing and building sector. All of our UK customers are already connected to the Wesupply network."
IBP will be using the Wesupply platform to automate the exchange of orders, invoices, acknowledgements, advanced shipment notices (ASNs) and remittances with approximately 50 of its UK and European customers.