Merit Solutions works with a number of Microsoft Dynamics ISV solutions in order to meet our clients' needs. Occasionally, we like to spotlight those partners on the Merit Matters Blog. Today, we are excited to welcome Data Masons to our ISV Spotlight.
Data Masons Software specializes in simplifying EDI by providing tight integration and compliance management services for Microsoft Dynamics® without customizations to the Dynamics ERP platform. The company’s end-to-end EDI processing platform gives organizations a competitive edge through broad and deep EDI integration, predictable ownership costs and comprehensive compliance services - all without expensive and disruptive ERP platform customization. We help our customers improve their efficiency by providing full automation of business transactions with their trading partners, which includes customers, suppliers, banks, logistics suppliers, third-party warehouses, trading networks, freight carriers, etc.
Today I want to talk a little bit about how those efficiencies can bring a huge ROI and an overall improvement in your business processes.
One of the biggest benefits customers receive from our EDI solution is the automation of business processes that enable the company to transact 24/7. That means the solution is highly-automated. It also means that it is very strong at recognizing and trapping errors, ultimately preventing bad data from getting into Microsoft Dynamics. Data Masons makes this happen without human intervention, while at the same time, trapping errors and reporting them through a variety of channels, which enables our customers to manage their business transactions “by exception.”
In addition to our ability to capture errors when they occur, we provide another layer of security to make sure that all the transactions that you receive from your partners are processed correctly into Microsoft Dynamics. And we insure that all the transactions that exist within Dynamics have been transmitted to your partners – and accepted by them.
These two levels of error trapping and auditing build out an audit-exception framework that makes sure no transactions fall through the cracks. This enables clients to do more, with less staff, with fewer errors to drive real value from their investment into the Microsoft Dynamics platform.
EDI also plays a major role in FDA regulated industries like Life Sciences and Food & Beverage with regards to compliance. Companies in these industries may be subject to strict safety and compliance requirements, for example, pedigree laws. Further to that, companies in these industries are subject to business practices such as Rebate Reporting and other processes that are unique to the industry. EDI can help ensure that all transactions are compliant, accurate and meet your partners’ needs.
Data Masons’ focus on Microsoft Dynamics means something very important to our customers. We make sure that our team members are experts in the Microsoft Dynamics products so that when you talk to our support and delivery teams, you’re not explaining how Dynamics works or how EDI works or how your partners operate. Our team members will already know this because we make sure they are trained and understand the platforms. Unlike some companies in our industry, we don’t integrate with every product on the market. We focus because we want to be experts at it.
One other aspect of our business model that is important to companies evaluating EDI solutions is flexibility. We are flexible from a business model perspective, providing a fully-managed solution that can do all of the compliance, all of the interactions with your partners, and make sure that you’re always up-to-date on their latest requirements – we can manage it all for you! Or you can do as much of that work as you want! You can license our mapping tools and you can do your own compliance. The flexibility in allowing you to do as much or as little EDI-related processes is entirely up to you.
Additionally, we are network independent. And what that means is that you can move data any way you want with your partners. We’re not forcing you down certain transmission methods that would result in transaction fees and data charges that you might not be subject to depending on how your partners want to transmit data.
In the end, that all adds to the low cost of ownership that is available by doing business with Data Masons!