Integrated and Centralized Solutions for Manufacturers and Suppliers

A single platform that sends and receives the kinds of messages exchanged in the automotive supply chain using OFTP2, AS2 and other protocols.

EDICOM's Automotive Solution Guarantees Connectivity and Simplifies Supply Chain Processes

The automotive sector operates under strict protocols that define the production chain of a vehicle from start to finish. The implementation of work systems such as Just In Time requires systems that allow for the rapid integration of all companies on the supply chain with widely disparate technological capabilities.

Auto manufacturers need suppliers who can meet the demanding requirements imposed by Just in Time and guarantee the arrival of components, while TIER 1 suppliers that deliver critical components to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) must meet the high standards demanded from manufacturers.

 

Automate and Standardize the Entire Automotive Supply Chain Process

B2B Data Integration Platform

Integrate your EDI platform with your ERP (ORACLE, SAP, DYNAMICS, SAGE) to manage the exchange of supply chain documents in the health care sector with any public or private partner. Our integrated solutions operate in SaaS mode using private cloud technology developed and managed by EDICOM.

 

A Global EDI Solution For Connecting with Partners Anywhere in the World

EDICOM offers a global EDI platform with multistandard and multiprotocol functionality that guarantees connectivity with partners anywhere in the world

Let EDICOM’s team of technical specialists manage your EDI B2B & B2G platform.

The Specific Needs of the Automotive Sector:

Protocols

Protocols

Different EDI communication protocols in order to connect with any partner in the sector.

Efficiency

Efficiency

Simplified and efficient administrative management (process automation, elimination of errors, etc.).

Immediacy

Immediacy

Exchange of large volumes of information such as orders, shipping notices, engineering specifications via CAD / CAM files, invoices ... and immediately.

Invoicing

Invoicing

Simplified invoicing and VAT management, and awareness of the laws in the countries where they operate.

What do you want to do?

  • Integrate my processes with those of my customers, including manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers.

  • Ensure that all my business documents are sent and received electronically.

  • Send and receive all my documents via EDI, even if my partners don't have an EDI solution.

  • Have B2B environments open 24 hours a day anywhere in the world.

     

This is how we can help

  • Multiprotocol solutions (web services, FTP, OFTP2, AS2, https, etc.) and interoperability agreements with VANs worldwide.

  • Integration with any ERP on the market which allows the data to be translated into the language of the management system.

  • Integration with EDI and non-EDI partners through web portals where suppliers can receive, send, verify or transfer electronic documents. 

  • Outsourcing of your B2B communications platform to an established provider with the capacity to process large batches of transactions worldwide.

Integrated Technological Solutions for OEM and TIER I

e-Invoice and VAT Compliance

Standardize and optimize the Order-2-Cash and Procure-to-Pay process with all your partners for your Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. EDICOM’s platform guarantees that electronic orders and invoices are sent and received according to the specifications required by any country and/or private partner. It also automates your tax reporting in the countries where you operate that have electronic VAT reporting requirements in place.

Integration Platform as a Service

EDICOMiPaaS makes it easy to connect all of your company's applications using powerful cloud tools. Integrate all your applications quickly and efficiently. Reduce costs, automate processes and generate key accelerators by eliminating data dispersion in your company. Eliminate discrepancies in the data handled by different internal systems or departments and get them all to share the same information in real time.

Global VDA Messages

The old versions of VDA messages are currently being replaced by new global versions that follow the EDIFACT schema. Our solutions are ready to adopt the new schema. With new data mapping, we can quickly transform the documents into the required schema based on the ERP information.

EDI Testing and Validation Portal

This tool allows companies to independently test and verify the incorporation of new VDA EDI messages to their communication workflows. It guarantees compliance with the defined standards such as EDIFACT, VDA, X12, Odette, and also allows for the incorporation of proprietary formats. It expedites the connection of suppliers thanks to the rapid integration of new partnersmessages or versions.

eIDAS e-Archiving

EDICOMLta (EDICOM Long Term Archiving) is the certified long-term electronic storage solution offered by EDICOM as a Qualified Trusted Service Provider. The service applies authentication, digital signature and electronic chronological validation mechanisms, in compliance with the eIDAS Regulation, thus guaranteeing the integrity and authenticity of the archived files over time.

 

Onboarding Management

Integrate as many partners as possible into your B2B communications project in the shortest possible time. Let EDICOM take care of the steps required to inform and qualify your partner community about your EDI integration process. Exchange EDI documents with all your partners, including customers and suppliers, and communicate with them quickly and efficiently.

 

We are the Provider to Some of the World's Leading OEMs

Reach Your Partners Quickly, Securely and Cost-Effectively

Automate communications with your trading partners and customers with flexible and scalable EDI systems.

Multiprotocol: AS1, OFTP, EDICOMNET

Multistandard: EDIFACT, X12, VDA, UBL

We'd be delighted to assist you. 

OFTP2 Connections through EDICOM's OFTP Server

OFTP was created by Odette, the European standardization organization for the automotive industry. It is one of the most widely used protocols by companies in the automotive sector. 

The OFTP2 protocol is an evolution of OFTP1. The second version was designed primarily to guarantee secure data exchanges over the public Internet, where security is achieved through the use of security certificates. The OFTP2 protocol offers a series of benefits to companies that exchange confidential commercial information and large files, such as CAD files in the automotive industry.

With EDICOM's EOS service you can send and receive messages using versions 1 and 2 of the OFTP protocol. The EOS service can be accessed in SaaS mode through the EDICOMnet VAN interconnection service.

 

Specific messages for the automotive sector for supply chain optimization  

It can be used for both closed orders and open orders with pending planning. It is a structured message that manufacturers (OEMs) send to Tier I suppliers, who in turn send it to Tier II.

This message, sent by the ordering manufacturer, provides the supplier with precise information on the delivery sequence and Just in Time requirements. It supplements the DELFOR message and provides details on the OEM's requirements for planning shipments with tight deadlines, typically 24 hours.

The EDI Shipping Notice message is used to verify whether the goods received by the customer match the purchase order. It shows the contents of the order and some additional information about the shipment, for example: order data, product description, characteristics, type of packaging, brands, operator information and the configuration of the goods inside the mode of transport. 

The Benefits of EDICOM's OFTP Service

 

 

More About the Automotive Sector

Update on e-Invoicing in the German Federal States

Germany is advancing in the implementation of B2G e-invoicing in each federal state

Electronic Invoicing Will be Mandatory for Spanish Companies

The government has published a draft law requiring the adoption of electronic invoicing

Portugal Makes it Mandatory to Declare the SAF-T Accounting File

The declaration of SAF-T accounting files will be mandatory beginning in January 2024

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