Project Implementation and Results
During a re-implementation of the Drink-IT solution, Mack also started implementing Anveo EDI Connect. Using the Anveo EDI documentation, Mack was able to complete the entire implementation on their own. Andre Mortensen summarizes the course of the project: “I received the development guide, and I went through it and did some testing. A couple of times, whenever I hit a problem, I would email the Anveo support team. I sent them my questions and they provided me with advice and best practices. We had a good cooperation. Their response was very helpful although it would have been easier if we had started the Anveo project with a basic training.”
Mack Brewery went live on November 1st, 2018 with the whole system. Everything needed to work from day one, since the integration took place directly in their production system.
Import Mapping at Mack Brewery (TEXT format)
Mack uses Anveo EDI Connect in many ways. They have integrations for several EDI partners with different file types e.g., wholesaler partners, one-to-one connections, and public portals. Mr. Mortensen explains: “We process about 600 orders per month with Anveo. The software also handles production line integration. That is item information sent to the lines, and finished pallet production information sent from the line. We produce about 5000 pallets per month and all of those are registered through the system by Anveo. I have also made an integration from a third-party system for importing credit notes that should be processed and paid.”
Furthermore, Mack goes far beyond the standard EDI process in terms of importing and exporting data, according to Andre Mortensen: “I have also set up several intercompany mappings like register updates, housekeeping tasks, and automated changes in the system. For instance, we have a process that changes order status when an order is ready for invoicing. Previously, a person had to change the status manually before the order could be invoiced. Now, that operation is done automatically by Anveo which saves us about 30 minutes each day. And we have a lot of other, similar processes that were automated by using Anveo EDI Connect.”
Intercompany Mapping at Mack Brewery