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GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Standards

Commport attended the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference held in Chicago from October 16-19. I wanted to share my learnings from the GS1 Healthcare Conference The conference brought together over 340 healthcare sector professionals from over 40 countries.  Dialogues, ... Read More

Commport Speaks at Canadian Public Procurement Council Conference

Commport was pleased to participate in the Canadian Public Procurement Council 2017 Conference (www.cppc-ccmp.ca) in Ottawa on November 6th. Our own Eric Blanchette-Ouellet gave a presentation on the many pitfalls that await any organization – public or private – when they enter the world of innovation in procurement. The presentation, titled “How to fail”, brought together five of the worst habits that are prone to plague a pro... Read More

How Much Does Bad Product Data Cost You Today

If you still receive incorrect, incomplete, inadequate product data from your supply chain partners, this “bad” data is costing you and your suppliers’ money every day….….imagine that you could continuously align product data and digital content with ALL your supply chain partners….imagine that you could receive automatic updates nightly from all your trading partners for all SKUs (changes, deletions & new SKUs)….imagine ... Read More

What The Heck Is Supply Chain Transformation

Supply chain transformation has been the buzz phrase in the Healthcare world for some time now, but what the heck is it?  The answer to this depends on who you are talking to.The traditional supply chain involved the movement of goods from supplier to demander, so from manufacturer to retailer, or manuf... Read More

Why Do You Need an EDI Solution?

Consider the hundreds of pages you have to create and pile through every day in order to run your business. Consider all of the time it takes to interface all of these documents with other businesses and systems in order to keep moving forward. Are you as efficient as you need to be to succeed?Manage Data with EDIEDI solutions (Electronic Data Interchange) are designed to help you manage this massive amount of paperwork. The conside... Read More

What do you need to get started with EDI?

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. It can make life so much easier for large businesses that need to pile through hundreds of pages of reports, invoices and data. Sounds great—but what does your business need to get started with EDI?Getting Started With EDIFirst of all, determine the volume of paper transactions your company processes—this will help you determine h... Read More

Who Uses EDI?

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) refers to the process of exchanging form information electronically. In many cases, it has saves thousands of hours (and countless dollars) for businesses with scores of documents to complete and file.EDI has been used in the past primarily by automotive and retail businesses, however in the past few years, the format has been more widely adopted. Manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, utility and construction companies are good ex... Read More

What We Do

Explaining what Commport does isn’t the easiest or sexiest thing to try to express especially in an elevator pitch style conversation. Statements like “we provide EDI and data sync services” are most often met with a look of confusion and when we go home at night to our spouses, all they seem to understand is that we work with computers. (but doesn’t just about everyone these days?)I was once coming home from a GS1 Standards Event and upon reaching customs I was faced with the ... Read More

What is Community Enablement?

From an ecommerce perspective, Community Enablement is a recognition that in order for a supply chain to be improved through the use of technologies such as EDI and data synchronization, there must be a defined program for participants to follow and that the large majority of participants in the supply chain must be on board with the program.Most programs lever... Read More

GDSN Implementations: What You Need to Know

GDSN is a universally accepted set of data formatting standards that ensures senders and receivers of product data are operating within the same structure and maintaining the highest levels of data integrity.Its advantages in efficiency, cost-savings and customer service are well documented at http://www.gs1.org, the web site of the non-profit organization that defined and maintains international GDSN standards.O... Read More