Hot! Coming down the Retail Supply Chain

Some of our latest clients that joined the DataTrans EDI network this week.  We deal with entrepreneurs, inventors, and designers every day getting them integrated into the big retailer supply chain.

Bevhat – You’ll be able to find these at your local Bed Bath and Beyond just in time for Summer patio dining.

EDI is helping to keep the bugs out of your drink.

EDI is helping to keep the bugs out of your drink.

NEO3DO – Shop at Fry’s and you’ll come across a whole new 3D tablet experience that does not require glasses.

No need for 3D glasses @ Fry's

No need for 3D glasses @ Fry’s

AVUE – for those who like to keep an eye on things…

Professional Surveillance

Professional Surveillance

EmilioMilano – Put some Italian style and sex appeal into your wardrobe.  Search on Zappos.com for EmilioMilano shoes.

Italian Style at Zappos.com

Italian Style at Zappos.com

PIC Corp. – Everyone seems to have Summer on their mind.  Here is another solution to maximizing the outdoor patio experience.  You can find these online at the catalog retailer Orchard Brands – Solutions – Norm Thompson – Gold Violin.

Pest free outdoor living

Pest free outdoor living

International Durus – Need some BLING… also in the Orchard Brand’s Norm Thompson Catalog.

Designer jewelry in the Norm Thompson catalog

Designer jewelry in the Norm Thompson catalog

Blue Sky – For those trendy teenage kids of yours shop at PACSUN.

Find trendy clothes for your teenager at PACSUN

Find trendy clothes for your teenager at PACSUN

And last but not least…let us connect you to the retail supply chain via a DataTrans EDI solution.  We have WebEDI, Integrated EDI, Quickbooks EDI, integration with UPS Worldship and FedEx.   Call us with your questions.  281-292-8686 x1 .

Our clients inspire us daily.

 

 

Tis the season and DataTrans is the reason…

Tis the season and DataTrans is the reason.

As our year comes to a close we have experienced tremendous growth. We have added many exciting clients and a couple of new products to help our clients make best use of their time. As a business owner you can always make more money, but you cannot make more time. That is where DataTrans comes in!

To streamline our clients’ business we have our ERP Integrators like QuickBooks, SAP, Peachtree, and Microsoft Dynamics. These products allow you to remove the process of manually entering the data saving time and money.

For our clients who use UPS Worldship and FedEx we built an integrator that is very user friendly and removes a manual process again saving your business time and money.

Introducing these products this past year shows our clients that we are dedicated to growing with their business. We are the one stop shop solution for all of their EDI needs. Like with most of our products the ideas came from our clients based on suggestions. No one knows your business better than you and when you have ideas to streamline a process or make your business more efficient we are here and capable of providing that product.

Speaking of our clients, I recently read an article in Forbes titled “25 Things Influential People Do Better Than Anyone Else” and immediately thought about some of the new clients we acquired this year.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markfidelman/2013/09/18/25-things-influential-people-do-better-than-anyone-else/

#4, #7, #25 reminded me of many clients with their success and growth.
#4- They have more passion about their interest. Their passion infiltrates through our office when they call in with a question or need help processing another one of their large orders.
#7- They have the confidence to act. Be it on the Shark Tank negotiating with Mark Cuban, or making a business decision. They are precise and to the point and know exactly what they want to do with their business.
#25- They spot trends. Hence why they are doing business with DataTrans. We are trending upward and onward paving out our own path in the EDI world. We have the best web-based solution out there that we have built from the ground up. We have assembled the best staff that is located near you and will work tirelessly to assure you of your EDI success.

As we enter the end of the year and holiday season, I want to share and excerpt from my favorite speech from an amazing man and wonderful charity.

We hug, we kiss, we love. When people say to me how do you get through life or each day, it’s the same thing. To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.

http://www.jimmyv.org/about-us/remembering-jim/jimmy-v-espy-awards-speech/

Best Regards,

Travis Knotts
tknotts@datatrans-inc.com

Competing EDI Service Providers Partner

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After 12 years Dave Rike of Organizational Results and Rob Guerriere of DataTrans join forces

Dayton OH & The Woodlands TX (PRWEB) April 21st, 2013 – Veteran EDI professionals Dave Rike and Rob Guerriere officially came together today in a business partnership after years of direct competition.  The new partnership offers leading edge supply chain solutions based on the DataTrans Solution’s Canonical EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Network.

The duo’s industry accomplishments are second to none in electronically connecting thousands of companies worldwide to some of the largest organizations.  They are responsible for EDI campaigns at Wal-Mart, Honda, Kroger, Costco, Supervalu, C&S Wholesale, AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Services), HEB, Albertsons, Circuit City, Nash Finch, Safeway, NEXCOM (Navy), and over 100 other major corporations.

“Rob and Dave have helped connect many suppliers to Nash Finch,” commented Andy Ragan, Former EDI Manager, Nash Finch, “We were able to cost effectively support these initiatives by employing the best practices approach which they prescribed.  It gave the Nash Finch supply chain a competitive advantage.”

“Rob and Dave have a loyal industry following,” remarked Joe Andraski, Founder at Collaborative Energizer and Former President of VICS, “Their leadership over the last 12-15 years has propelled the growth of EDI solutions, technology and the industry into the next generation.”

“I’ve known Dave Rike for over six years and his knowledge in the EDI arena is exceptional.  He led our company into a new EDI program with his knowledge and expertise and has been great to work with.  He knows the market and is very good at getting a program sold, designed and implemented.  I continue to look to Dave for advice and information in this area.  I highly recommend Dave to anyone looking to get into an EDI program.”  Glenn D. Kriczky, Vice President of Information Systems, Associated Wholesalers, Inc.

“There are not many individuals that have made a bigger impact in the last 10 to 15 years,” states Scott Koegler, Editor eCommerce Best Practices Organization, “Even just considering the environmental impact of reducing carbon footprint and paper saved from a connect supply chain, it’s significant.”

“Early in 2001, Dave Rike stepped forward to walk our company through an EDI mandate. His detailed plain ensured 70% compliance with huge cost savings. Over 5 years, our organization was able to double our transactions and efficiencies in processing EDI invoices. In addition, Dave coordinated the quick (one day) transition of a hundred suppliers onto his third party network as another organization closed their doors. Dave’s third party service provided the most cost effective solution for our suppliers. Dave has helped my organization increase efficiencies, enhance data sharing, and resolved countless issues. He has been a great partner with my team implementing new practices benefiting both organizations. He is a great asset to any organization.” Robert Gledhill, Senior Manager – Supply Chain, Safeway

“Dave provided a practical and well-designed solution to our EDI needs while I was at Coldwater Creek. He treated our account as a partnership and remained dedicated to providing us great service throughout our relationship. I would definitely work with Dave anytime I needed an expert in the area of data integration with vendors and EDI.” David Edwards, Former CIO, Coldwater Creek

“I’ve always liked, admired and respected Dave,” stated Rob Guerriere, EVP DataTrans, “He has a lot of credibility with his clients because he talks straight to them, faced the music with challenges and setbacks, but delivers in the end.  He is a professional.”

“Rob has always produced excellent results.  He is well known in the EDI community and highly regarded by customers and competitors alike,” stated Dave Rike, CEO Organizational Results LLC, “Rob and I have become friends over the years regardless of the previous competition and I believe collectively we will bring new energy and a wealth of knowledge to the industry that companies are looking for in order to solve their business issues.  Our individual successes will multiply dramatically as partners.”

“We have the platform that gives professionals the market advantage,” said Mike Franks, DataTrans CEO.  “The solution offering provides mission critical reliability, scalability and performance necessary for veterans Guerriere and Rike to hang their reputation on.”

For EDI clients and users, this partnership will further accelerate the adoption, technology, and lower cost barriers to an expanding worldwide network of supply chain connected EDI ready companies.

About Organizational Results:

Organizational Results LLC drives cost savings and revenue streams for corporations in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Grocery, Wholesale, Distribution, and Government sectors.  The company offering includes a complete Procure-To-Pay solution from requisitioning, approval, and budgeting through a dynamic E-Payables solution that enables clients to turn Accounts Payable into a profit center.  E-Payables drives cash back into the system on a monthly basis while reducing costs for paying invoices. Organizational Results LLC incorporates Supply Chain Informatics, Energy Management, Labor Management, Equipment Maintenance, and Data Cleansing that bring best practice solutions from multiple industries to improve client’s bottom-line financial performance.  Org-Results.com

About DataTrans Solutions:
DataTrans delivers customer centric supply chain and EDI outsourced services in retail distribution, energy, process manufacturing, and healthcare industries.   DataTrans offers a canonical on-demand hosted platform that allows clients to Click to Connect™.   The company mission is to provide constantly improving B2B and data management services that give customers a competitive advantage.  DataTrans leverages industry knowledge, process consolidation, and technology to provide game changing B2B solutions. The company is privately owned and has been profitably grown since it was founded in 1998. DataTrans is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.  DataTrans-Inc.com

Contact:

Dave Rike 973-789-7201 dave.rike@org-results.com

Rob Guerriere 773-704-9934 robg@datatrans-inc.com

 

JC Penney’s Veteran Conan Massey joins DataTrans as EDI Analyst

DataTrans’ continued growth has allowed the company to build a top quality team of EDI professionals to provide the highest level of qualified service to our clients.  We are please to announce that Conan Massey recently joined our team as an EDI Analyst.  Mr. Massey will be responsible for EDI implementation projects, analysis of DataTrans EDI infrastructure, and on-going support of DataTrans’ clients.  Prior to joining DataTrans, Mr. Massey worked at JC Penney’s as an EDI Analyst and led several key EDI projects within the company.   Earlier in his career, he was an Inventory and Operations Analyst with Penney’s focusing on the planning and operations side of the business.   He brings over 20 years retail operations and 10 years EDI experience to DataTrans.

“Conan’s unique perspective on a major retailer’s operations and EDI implementation process, along with his knowledge of EDI in general make him a great addition to our team” said Mike Franks, DataTrans CEO.

DataTrans continues to build a team of dynamic, experienced and responsive associates to provide the best overall B2B and EDI solutions.

About DataTrans Solutions:
DataTrans delivers customer centric supply chain and EDI outsourced services in retail distribution, energy, process manufacturing, and healthcare industries.   DataTrans offers a canonical on-demand hosted platform that allows clients to Click to Connect™.   The company mission is to provide constantly improving B2B and data management services that give customers a competitive advantage.  DataTrans leverages industry knowledge, process consolidation, and technology to provide game changing B2B solutions. The company is privately owned and has been profitably grown since it was founded in 1998. DataTrans is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.   For more information, visit www.datatrans-inc.com

Compliance Networks and DataTrans Solutions Partnership Offers Improved Supply Chain Performance

EDI Solutions Integration to Drive Cost Efficiency in the Extended Supply Chain

Sugar Land & The Woodlands TX (PRWEB) February 27, 2013

Compliance Networks, the leading provider of vendor performance optimization solutions and DataTrans Solutions Inc., the industry-leading B2B supply chain network, announced an integrated and strategic partnership that will drive EDI collaboration and further cost efficiencies in the retail supply chain.

“It’s a natural fit”, explained Greg Holder, CEO of Compliance Networks.  “Our clients and partners are one in the same.  Both of our teams have been focusing on optimization of our core competencies and it was a client that did the match making.”

Mike Franks, President of DataTrans, states “The integration and automation of processes will further drive down the costs and time associated with the order to cash process.  It will benefit both retailers and their supplier partners.”

As of today, the combined solution is live and in production.  The companies expect this to be the first step in many to integrate solutions to the benefit of the retail industry.

About DataTrans Solutions Inc.
DataTrans Solutions Inc. delivers customer centric supply chain and EDI outsourced services in retail distribution, energy, process manufacturing, and healthcare industries. We offer a comprehensive on-demand hosted platform that allows clients to CLICK TO CONNECT™. Our Mission is to provide constantly improving B2B and data management services to allow our customers to operate at peak efficiency. We operate with integrity to provide our services in a responsive and respectful manner. We will leverage our knowledge and technology to provide the most appropriate and efficient B2B solutions for our customers. The company is privately owned and has been profitably grown since it was founded in 1998. DataTrans is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

About Compliance Networks
Compliance Networks is a leading provider of vendor compliance and supply chain visibility solutions for the entire PO LifeCycle. CN solutions enable retailers to optimize flow with leaner supply chain and make informed supply chain decisions. The net result is increased customer satisfaction, profitability, and shareholder value. Compliance Networks’ suite of retail-centric vendor compliance and distribution management solutions drive continuous performance improvement throughout the extended supply chain. Since 2000, Compliance Networks has offered best-in-class vendor compliance optimization and supplier performance management solutions enabling retail enterprises to make informed supply chain decisions. Compliance Networks is proud to serve leading retailers such as Kohl’s, Burlington Coat Factory, Pep Boys, Stein Mart, The Sports Authority, Bon-Ton Stores Corporation, Bob’s Stores and others.

DataTrans 2012 annual customer growth rate up 283 percent over 2011

The word is out. With the large majority of business growth coming from referrals, DataTrans Solutions Inc. EDI integration cloud and canonical network boasts record growth in healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, automotive and retail industries.

“We continue to drive down the cost of supply chain integration via our canonical network, professional staff and innovative developers.”, states Mike Franks, DataTrans CEO.  “We run a tight ship with our team focused on  responsiveness to our customers.”

The company is currently hiring in all departments.  Some positions can be filled from a remote office in North America.  Interested candidate can submit a resume to employment@datatrans-inc.com .  No calls please.

Mark Cuban s Shark Tank Investment Kisstixx is EDI ready just in time for Valentines

The new and innovative lip balm company, Kisstixx, which creates a chemical reaction when two complementary pairs meet and secrete, has opened themselves to the retail supply chain.  Inventors and entrepreneurs, Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo, plugged into the retail EDI supply chain with DataTrans Solutions Inc.  The DataTrans canonical EDI network opens Kisstixx up to be responsive to big retailers with configured integration in the ordering, shipping and payment systems of more than a thousand major retailer buyers.  The fast growing company has an experienced EDI team on their side to comply with the requirements of their clients including Winn-Dixie, Kmart, Fry’s, Associated Food Stores and Party City.

The DataTrans team welcomes our new partners.  We look forward to assisting Kisstixx in their growth, allowing them to scale efficiently.  Our clients growth and success drives our spirit as supply chain professionals.

Watch them close Mark Cuban for $200,000 on Shark Tank below

 

 

Learn more about scaling a business with an EDI service for retailers.

 

 

EDI Testing Fees One Step from the Grave

Last week SaveMart Supermarkets, a 240 store innovative regional grocery chain in Northern California, presented a case study at the VCF conference on the effectiveness of the Infoborders no-fee EDI testing platform.   The results: 300% (3x) improvement in time on moving supplier into EDI production.  Feedback from suppliers:  “I used it and it was easy and user friendly. One of the best self-testing service web I have ever used!”  “Testing with you was one of the easiest tests I’ve ever performed.  My greatest pleasure was not having to go through SPS Commerce or one of the other organizations that charge an arm and a leg.”  “With Save Mart, I was able to test at my speed (which is a get_it_done speed) and it was totally painless.  Everyone I dealt with through emails was helpful and professional.  Keep up the good work.”

Title: Utilizing new industry tools to gain efficiencies in managing suppliers  Description: Case Study: Like many growing regional grocery retailers, Save Mart needs to do more with less in order to compete with larger national retailers.  The thin margin and high volume grocery business is particularly sensitive to supply chain exceptions, errors, and costs.  Learn how Save Mart is utilizing cloud based no cost EDI testing, on-boarding, and performance management tools to cut costs, exceptions, and errors in working with its 2,000 active suppliers.  Hear about their success and what’s next for this 240 store grocery chain.

 

Datatrans Solutions Welcomes Kenrick Roberts to Support Team

DataTrans Solutions

Organization continues pledge to build dream team of industry professionals

The Woodlands, TX – May 08, 2012DataTrans Solutions Inc., the industry-leading B2B supply chain network, announced the addition of Kenrick Roberts to the Support Team.  Mr. Roberts will be responsible for the implementation, training, and on-going support of the fast growing client base.

Mr. Roberts brings over 13 years of experience in supporting EDI transactions, communications, translation, and integration. His experience started with Sterling Commerce (now a division of IBM), working with Gentran and supporting large retailers such as Wal-Mart, AAFES, Best Buy, and Target.  He then moved into the healthcare distribution space supporting EDI for Biovail with trading partners that included McKesson, and Owens & Minor.  Most recently, Kenrick expanded his experience in the banking industry with the Bank of Montreal and with consulting work with 3PLs.

“We are excited to have Kenrick on board.  He is an asset to the organization and is already appreciated by our clients and their customers / EDI trading partners” said Mike Franks, President. “His reputation and all-around high energy personality is exactly the type of support team member that is vital to our small company.”

“I am impressed with the leadership, vision, and the comprehensive multi-tenant cloud EDI solution, said Kenrick. “It is a unique and scalable system built from the ground up.  I’m excited to be part of a team bringing game changing solutions to market.  It’s fun and I get the flexibility of being connected to a decentralized organization.”

It’s not the first time Kenrick worked with some of the members of DataTrans.  He was known and recommended for his leading support role at Owens Direct LLC.

Mr. Roberts is located in the Toronto Canada area.

 

About DataTrans Solutions Inc.

DataTrans Solutions Inc. delivers customer centric supply chain and EDI outsourced services in retail distribution, energy, process manufacturing, and healthcare industries.  We offer a comprehensive on-demand hosted platform that allows clients to CLICK TO CONNECT.  Our Mission is to provide constantly improving B2B and data management services to allow our customers to operate at peak efficiency. We operate with integrity to provide our services in a responsive and respectful manner. We will leverage our knowledge and technology to provide the most appropriate and efficient B2B solutions for our customers.  The company is privately owned and has been profitably grown since it was founded in 1998. DataTrans is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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EDI in China Locally Supported by DataTrans

Ni hao EDI Partners (the extent of my Chinese),

The DataTrans team is excited to announce expanded services of local China based support!

Our first Asia office was put in place to meet the requests of our North American retail partners who needed an easy, low cost, and reliable way to connect China based suppliers.

The supply chain begins in China.   China is the manufacturer to the world.  DataTrans sees a universe of opportunity in China for connecting supplier electronically to share business data.  It opens up new challenges for translation and integration.  But in a business environment that is still dominated with manual paper processes and far reaching Internet connectivity, it is ripe to quickly show benefits in EDI connectivity.

DATA TRANS致力于为广大客户提供高质量,准时并准确的EDI以及B2B外包方案,尤其为我们的客户提供EDI代理的服务,这样我们的客户就能更好的专注于公司内部运作。

简单易学,方便用户使用的网络系统。用户所需仅是网络和邮件即可使用。价格合理,快速上手,不需要了解任何EDI的技术知识。方便北美任何一家EDI支持的客户,以及部分欧洲客户,亚洲区域即将开始

Contact info

Tel: +86 755 86289662

Email: china@datatrans-inc.com

Website: www.datatrans-inc.com

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