Electronic Data Interchange otherwise known as (EDI) is a process designed for transferring information between systems using specific file formats. EDI helps to minimize or completely eliminate the need for human intervention.
EDI Ordering will allow you to reach the highest possible level of process automation while avoiding manual based tasks. Orders can be submitted without any time restrictions and offers a more streamlined process for the submission of Made To Measure and Wholesale orders.
Time - This is the first main benefit EDI can offer you. When EDI is integrated into your business your customers orders and information will be passed across both securely and encrypted via FTP to Decora within a matter of minutes. There is no longer the need to manually login to the Online Ordering websites, write emails or fax orders.
Accuracy - EDI offers increased efficiency and accuracy as information is transmitted in real time and limits the chance of mistakes as there is no manual data entry. All transactions sent and received are logged so there is a full traceability for both you and Decora.
Processing - Each order received into Decora will be imported every 15 minutes so this will result in better lead times for you as there is no manual order checking involved so the order can go straight to the manufacturing queue. Order acknowledgments can be emailed or sent in an XML format to a secure FTP folder located on our server.
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Download a full list of the Country Codes required for the XML File.
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Q - Is it possible to send test files for review?
A - Yes you most certainly can, we have a dedicated testing environment where we can process your test xml files and provide detailed feedback.
Q - What is involved in the setup?
A - Depending upon the system which you are using there may be some initial work in the beginning to allow the specific XML structured files to be generated. This is explained in more detail in the documentation
Q - Should the file contain no specific options, what is the process?
A - If you do not supply any options in the XML file then our system will apply the defaults which have been assigned on our system.
Q - How do I set an order as Same Day Despatch?
A - If you wish to have Same Day Despatch on any of your orders you will to make sure the field "IsDetailSameDayDespatch" is set to "True". Otherwise this would be set to "FALSE".
Q - What types of FTP connections do you offer?
A - We offer the standard FTP protocol by default, but we also can provide FTPS which is (FTP over SSL).
Q - If there is an issue with the order being imported, how will I know?
A - Our dedicated team are always monitoring the EDI import system daily, so we will email you if there are any issues.
Q - Can I use codes that belong to a different blindtype?
A - It is important that our mapping codes are followed correctly to ensure accuracy and to prevent errors at the importing stage. The codes provided in the mapping files above must be supplied in the XML file as we cannot accept files which do not follow this structure..
Q - When a new product is launched how can I get the codes?
A - When a new product is launched the codes will be emailed from the EDI Ordering team and they will also be updated on this information portal..
Q - Can I provide my measurments in CM within the XML file?
A - We can only accept MM in the XML file..
If you have any questions about our EDI Service or if you require anymore information please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. You can email us at: