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BMI Healthcare rolls out EDI supply chain solutions to 4,000 suppliers with Commerce-Connections

Having over 4,000 suppliers, validation of paper-based documents between organisations had become a labour-intensive task.

After centralised processing had been introduced, further investigation into process improvement showed that EDI data transfer would be the logical next step. This was to ensure strict data standards would be met whilst dramatically reducing document handling times.


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"Prince Lionheart engaged Commerce-Connections to build an API connection between the business’ inventory management system and Amazon to update stock availability on a regular basis. The initial and ongoing experience has been a fantastic one - professional, effective and timely."

Emma Stapleton
Managing Director, Prince Lionheart

"We first came across Commerce-Connections when we acquired a business trading with a well-known UK multiple in 2019. We were already using an existing e-commerce supplier for another multiple using their on-premise EDI platform. We intended to port across the new business to the on-premise EDI solution, after the acquisition.

However, over the last 2 years, Commerce-Connections web-based EDI service has been quietly beavering away doing a fantastic job for us. We have found it to be very clean and easy to use. So much so that we took the decision recently to move our original EDI platform over to Commerce-Connections.

Misbah and her colleagues have been very helpful, organised and professional making the transition seamless for us. These are very strange times for all of us and business has been very challenging. Therefore, to have a trading partner with a positive can-do attitude and where nothing is too much trouble, is both supportive and reassuring.

We could not do what we do without Commerce-Connections and we have no hesitation in recommending them."

Christine Jacobs FCCA
Finance Partner, Euroline

“Just a quick note with a big thank you for your support in sorting out the problem and recovering the data. As a result of our team work Fresh Direct have all they need and will be able to meet deliveries to branches to schedule.”

Paul Clements
IT Manager, DBC Foodservice

“We had a look at what EDI providers were available to us and chose a number of them to put through Q&A, fact finding and some further assessments. It became quite clear that Commerce-Connections was the company for us. There were a number of factors supporting this, such as the flexibility that the team offered and the openness to work with us on a scaled basis making sure our initial setup was successful.”

Stephen Beaumont
Finance Process Manager, BMI Healthcare

“We invited all major B2B service providers to present their offerings but with Commerce-Connections we had the feeling that they can actually deliver on the ground. We also liked that CC is willing to try new things and not just plug their service.”

Neil Watson
Pre-Sales Manager, Hutchison 3G

“We realised we were to be the first company to implement automatic reporting of export declarations through the Government Gateway, for which we could foresee a raft of technical uncertainties to be overcome. Even though we had been involved in EDI for several years and have our own EDI capability, there was a very specific set of requirements to be met within the messaging, and we saw this as a significant challenge. So we looked for a company with the knowledge and expertise to help us.

Commerce-Connections proved to be easy to work with - we gave them the problem and, despite many hurdles, they developed, tested and implemented a working solution, well within our timescales. We are more than satisfied with the result, which has encouraged us to move to the next phase, adding further functions to the system”

Trevor Mills
Senior Systems Analyst, British Sugar