Streamlining EDI with Dynamics 365 Business Central and Insight Works Apps

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In today's fast-paced and digitally connected world, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has become crucial forSPS Commerce and Insight Works cube images businesses seamlessly exchanging data with their partners. This article will outline how the SPS Commerce EDI solution integrates with Dynamics 365 Business Central, the Dynamic Ship app, and the Warehouse Insight app from Insight Works to optimize the entire EDI process and provide a streamlined business experience.

The Power of EDI in Dynamics 365 Business Central

SPS Commerce, the market leader in EDI solutions, has been working with the Dynamics community for over 25 years, focusing on Microsoft implementations. The company's EDI solution boasts more than 1,000,000 pre-mapped connections, allowing businesses to connect easily with trading partners such as Walmart, Amazon, and Target.

By leveraging the SPS Commerce EDI solution with Dynamics 365 Business Central, businesses will streamline their processes and achieve better visibility into their EDI transactions. This is made possible through external SQL databases in Azure that maintain a light footprint and do not modify the core code within Business Central.

Integration with Insight Works Apps

SPS Commerce's EDI solution integrates seamlessly with Insight Works' Dynamic Ship and Warehouse Insight apps. These apps enable businesses to automate their shipping and warehouse processes, saving time and reducing errors.
When processing orders in Business Central, the Dynamic Ship app allows businesses to quickly rate shop, generate shipping labels, and prepare packages for shipment. This integration ensures that as soon as an order is released or a shipment is posted, the corresponding EDI transactions are automatically triggered and sent to the trading partner.
The Warehouse Insight app streamlines the pick, pack, and ship process by allowing users to easily manage their inventory through barcode scanning and real-time inventory updates. This integration ensures that all relevant EDI transactions are up-to-date and accurate.

Management by Exception

The SPS Commerce EDI solution for Dynamics 365 Business Central features a "management by exception" concept, where businesses can focus on their core processes. The EDI system automatically handles transactions and alerts relevant team members when exceptions occur. This ensures businesses can quickly address and resolve issues without disrupting their workflows.

EDI Dashboard and Document Explorer

The EDI solution also provides an intuitive dashboard that displays key performance indicators (KPIs) related to EDI transactions. Users can toggle between multiple languages and companies while filtering data based on trading partners and document groups.
The Document Explorer feature allows users to view all inbound and outbound documents, drill down into transaction details, and track the status of each document. This comprehensive view ensures businesses can efficiently manage their EDI transactions within Dynamics 365 Business Central.
In conjunction with Dynamics 365 Business Central and Insight Works apps, the SPS Commerce EDI solution provides a powerful and streamlined approach to managing EDI transactions. By automating processes, increasing visibility, and offering a management-by-exception approach, businesses will save time, reduce errors, and better serve their trading partners.

To learn more, visit or contact Judy Weston (, Strategic Microsoft Channel Manager at SPS Commerce.

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