CANCOM EDI as a Service

This is why EDI as a Service pays off more than in-house operation

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The use of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) enables you to electronically exchange, centrally process and automate important business processes such as orders, deliveries, invoices and stock level queries between media, systems and business partners.


It is often no longer worthwhile for many companies to carry out this exchange themselves:

  • It is difficult to find and retain suitable EDI professionals for in-house operations

  • Own operation is associated with high fixed costs for hardware and software

  • Due to the technical dynamics and frequent changes in standards, in-house operation means a lot of effort

  • In-house operation is often accompanied by manual processes that are prone to errors.

With EDI aaS, you master all these challenges faster, cheaper and more reliably thanks to digitization and automation. This also makes your customers and suppliers even more satisfied.

Make EDI more efficient in your company

So what can you do to set up EDI efficiently in your company? With CANCOM, you can get a complete service on request – starting with consulting & analysis, through planning & strategy to implementation and finally operation in the as a service model. This allows you to focus on your core business, while we, as experts in EDI, take care of the rest.

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How to get started or switch to EDI aaS with CANCOM

With decades of EDI experience and numerous EDI projects implemented and operated, we have developed a concept that can be tailored to your requirements – regardless of industry.

Starting from a greenfield or your existing in-house solution, we advise you and design, develop and operate your entire EDI communication as a full service. True to our motto: As standardized as possible, as individual as necessary. You also decide how far the integration of systems and partners should go – and how far process automation should go.

Our EDI services for your company

Analysis & Evaluation

Assessments and Analysis of Status Quo

We advise you, perform an inventory analysis and, if required, an assessment. If you wish, we can take over the administrative and technical contact with your business partners as part of your EDI operation.

Planning & Strategy

Projekt Planning and Optimization

At the beginning, we carefully record your individual company-specific requirements and carefully plan the implementation with you, always with the goal of smooth and intervention-free live operations. We are also happy to talk to you about optimizing existing in-house processes.

Realization & Transformation

Managed Security Services

We establish a communication link to your source system according to the highest security standards. Depending on the ERP system and in-house format used, we adapt standardized mappings individually or develop them from scratch to meet your technical requirements.

In principle, we can connect and understand any source system and format. Besides SAP, Microsoft, Sage, etc. also your individual in-house development. We usually always find a way to automatically exchange your structured formats.

Operation of EDI


We take care of the design, development and 24/7 operation for your EDI – all from a single source. Our full-service model is efficient and works smoothly for almost all media involved: EDI, web EDI portals, ERP and CRM systems, webshops, etc.

The basis: The CANCOM Data & Process Integration Platform

Our platform provides you with a future-proof and cost-efficient aaS solution for the cross-company automation of incoming and outgoing business processes – so that your EDI project is a complete success. In the background, we rely on professional software of the highest level that has been tried and tested on the market by well-known companies – modern, high-performance and flexible.

By combining a wide variety of connection channels, all individual processes, data formats and communication channels between your in-house systems and your business partners can be mapped. The format, origin system or amount of data is irrelevant. We connect and integrate you with any standard.

We provide these services for you

  • Connection of any ERP systems such as SAP, MS Dynamics NAV and AX, SAGE, your own development, etc.

  • Integration of all communication types such as SAP-tRFC, AS2, SFTP, x.400, WebServices such as RPC, REST and SOAP

  • Any-to-any conversion: XML, EDIFACT, ANSI X.12, VDA, Odette, SAP IDoc, any in-house formats, etc.

  • Connection of your business partners, if desired with contact and technical support by our EDI operations team

  • Near Real Time Monitoring via Web Interface: You can conveniently view the EDI communication via a web interface

  • Customizable Managed File Transfer enables the reliable and efficient exchange of data and files

  • 24/7 operation and delivery of our services and monitoring of communications by our EDI operations team.

These are your added values with EDI as a Service

  • Cost savings: Replacement of implementation- and cost-intensive in-house solutions. No own hardware and software necessary for the use of EDI.

  • Transparency:Good transparency and scalability through as-a-service approach.

  • Legal security: EDI and archiving in accordance with German law in the company’s own data centers located in Germany.

  • Relief: No cost-intensive build-up or difficult maintenance of EDI know-how as well as general personnel relief of the IT.

  • Professionalism: We appear to the customer’s business partners as his professional EDI service provider.

  • Up-to-Date: We take over the adaptation effort in case of deviating or new standards and communication protocols.

Talk to us about your project!

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