If your organization is evaluating integrating EDI with your business system or your organization is faced with the decision of continuing to maintain a custom built in-house EDI solution or replacing with a commercially available packaged solution, there are a few key questions that your organization should take into consideration:

1.       Will your organization have the ability to adequately support a custom built solution?

2.       Does your organization have sufficient knowledge of your ERP system to build a scalable and flexible integration?

3.       How quickly can your organization onboard new trading partners?

4.       How scalable is a custom built solution for your organization?

5.       Is EDI a core competency for your organization?