Through mergers, acquisitions and organic growth, companies are faced with more complex supply chains in which to conduct transactions both with external and internal partners. The need for more accessible means to transactional information has increased. TechStone helps companies develop single unified platforms in which to send data through their supply chains. This unified platform reduces costs and complexities that are inherent in organizations with growth. TechStone provides a platform that enhances business process management and trading partner interactions. Trading partner management is automated by supporting a company’s existing EDI customers and suppliers through standards-based protocols. These standards include; EDIINT (AS2), ANSI X12, UCS, EDIFACT and others. TechStone helps companies leverage EDI as well as Web Services too.
TechStone provides flexible message formats. Documents such as purchase orders, purchase order requests and invoices can be sent and received via EDIINT, XML or custom formats from Web services in real-time, batched and over the internet. EDI is still the most popular platform for sending financial documents only now more organizations are automating this platform and its processes. Lower cost EDI solutions have limited the value of some of the newer B2B standards. Companies are continuing to look towards extending the value of EDI through EDIINT as well as hybrid solutions.