Produce World consolidates legacy EDI systems through Wesupply

Produce World Ltd, the fresh produce supplier to the retail and foodservice industries, has selected Wesupply's OneTime EDI solution to deliver a fully-managed electronic trading service for the real-time exchange of critical business documents with its customers.

Produce World had outgrown its existing EDI capabilities and wished to consolidate electronic trading across most of the companies within the group Produce World Solanum Ltd, Produce World IFP Ltd, Produce World RBO Ltd, Produce World Rustler Ltd and Produce World Marshall Ltd. Three separate EDI systems had been in use across the group requiring Value Added Networks (VANs) supplied by several third party providers.

By choosing to merge electronic trading across the group's various businesses through the Wesupply platform, Produce World will benefit from full electronic trading with its customers, reduced overheads for local support and a lower total cost of ownership for the future.

"Outsourcing to Wesupply has enabled us to consolidate our EDI requirements into one highly stable platform that delivers the 24/7 service reliability that is so essential for our business and our customers," says Simon Callow, Head of IT.

"Produce World has a clear understanding of the benefits that come from centralising its electronic trading and we are delighted to be working with them to achieve this" says Andy Watts, Sales Manager at Wesupply. "The company has recognised that there are significant gains from outsourcing EDI to a SaaS provider, such as Wesupply; freeing up internal IT resources, reducing overheads and third party VAN costs, and having a fixed price solution for a given period."

The Wesupply platform will give Produce World a single view of message traffic across all the businesses in the group and will provide a service where each message is analysed for data integrity and compliance, removing risk to the business from poor data input quality.

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