Bolgers needed an efficient & reliable EDI system to facilitate multiple trading partner connections

February 3, 2017  |  Case study, edi, Europe

Bolgers are Ireland’s largest manufacturer of fabricated sheet metal products who supply a number of industry leading organisations including Perkins Engines, Caterpillar, FG Wilson and BAE Systems. Generating revenues in excess of £10m annually and recent recipients of the prestigious Limerick Chambers Award, Bolgers are an internationally expanding company, with a growing industry presence.

Requiring a way to comply with their customers differing requests for EDI compliance, Bolgers needed a reliable system to receive forecasts, order information and provide electronic delivery information. With their legacy product scheduling system unable to automate these requirements and needing significant amounts of manual input, Data Interchange were recommended to Bolgers to assist in providing a suitable replacement by one of their largest customers.

The Data Interchange Solution

Quickly acquiring an understanding of Bolgers’ business systems and processes, Data Interchange consolidated their EDI service onto a single solution using the message exchange platform, Odex Enterprise. Integrating all pre-existing trading-partner connections, the Data Interchange solution allows Bolgers to send and receive electronic orders with all their trading partners securely and effectively. Similarly, by switching EDI connectivity to Data Interchange’s global messaging platform, the Dinet Integration Network, Bolgers have also been able to benefit from a single, managed connection to all of their customers.

The Benefits

Data Interchange’s solution helped Bolgers to make significant reductions in manual processing and make substantial cost savings by re-deploying resources more efficiently around the business. With their document flows now fully automated, Bolgers were able to minimize unnecessary human error and also increase the efficiency of business processes.

Providing Bolgers with visibility on long-term forecasts, the Data Interchange solution has also enabled Bolgers to plan more accurately. With this new information, Bolgers were able to improve business efficiency by gaining invaluable insights into their trading partners’ future requirements.

Catherine McAuliffe, Finance Director at Bolgers was especially impressed with Data Interchange’s attention to their requirements, commenting, “Their technical knowledge and ability to provide suggestions on how to  interrogate our processes and systems in order to provide us with a tailored EDI solution was hugely beneficial. I would highly recommend Data Interchange as EDI solution providers.”

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