Although experienced in electronic trading, Travis Perkins plc’s previous existing on-premise EDI solution was both complex and expensive to maintain. Since moving to the TrueCommerce EDI managed service for trading with its customers and suppliers, Travis Perkins plc has been able to free up internal resources to focus on more strategic activities.
“After a review of our electronic trading processes it was decided that an outsourced solution was more appropriate to our requirements,” said Mark Elvy, IT Development Manager at Travis Perkins plc. “It was felt that the internal resources required to support and maintain an EDI solution in-house could be redeployed to more value-added activities.”
As part of the transition process, the TrueCommerce managed service team completed the onboarding of customers and suppliers for Travis Perkins plc, including the end-to-end communications with its trading partners, the mapping of all document types and the testing of all messages.
“The transition was smooth thanks to the thorough testing process supported by TrueCommerce. Over 1,000 customers and suppliers were moved seamlessly on to the TrueCommerce platform,” said Elvy.
Travis Perkins plc now benefits from TrueCommerce’s fully scalable EDI managed service that harnesses the power of the TrueCommerce global trading partner platform. As a fully outsourced solution, Travis Perkins plc no longer requires internal software or hardware for EDI purposes and instead the company benefits from TrueCommerce’s first-class infrastructure.
Since moving to TrueCommerce, Travis Perkins plc has been able to concentrate on managing the demand for EDI services across the business, leaving TrueCommerce to manage the EDI platform, day-to-day support and on-boarding of new trading partners.
Jerry Quinn, Senior Sales Manager at TrueCommerce Europe, commented, “As a result of switching to our managed solution, Travis Perkins plc no longer needs to worry about the diverse range of technical standards, data formats, and communication and security protocols that it previously had to manage internally and can instead focus on more strategic activities.”