Why still using paper?
If two companies are exchanging goods, both sides will need a lot of data. Those data is created in the computer systems of the buyer and the supplier - but the only exchange medium is paper. On the supplier side this data then will be manually captured again. A even more tremendous cash burn than lots of new economy ideas.

EDI Converter as a solution?
Whenever lots of data has to be exchanged, "EDI" (Electronic Data Interchange) will be used. Normally we are talking about external converters that are connected to the ERP-Systems. These converters allow to send an receive data in standardized formats.

Just for high volume
To let the data flow those converters have to be integrated via individual interfaces in the ERP-System. The costs of such solutions are fare away from being low. A return on invest will only be given if a high volume of data is exchanged. In lots of midsize companies this happens relatively rare.

Paper as the only solution?
No more from now on! The First Businesspost developed a range of free software packages. This software captures data where it is created: On printing. Without investments , no project costs and normally without changing the existing systems. "Virtual Paper" can be created within a few minutes.

EDI as application service providing
The captured data will be transmitted safely and quickly to the Service Centre of the First Businesspost. Here, the necessary data for the receiver will be captured and converted to the receiver-specific data format.

1stbp. And everything is easier.