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A Commentary on the World Health Innovation Network’s paper:

Visibility: The New Value Proposition for Health Systems.(Dr. Anne Snowdon, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, October 2016)It was with great anticipation that we read the above noted paper when it was released by Dr. Snowdon, having heard so much about its forecasted impact on Canadian Healthcare.However, the excitement was short lived upon finding the report to be strangely reminiscent of an earlier paper produced by McKinsey & Company in 2... 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 ... Read More

Healthcare Supply Chain Network Conference 2016

HSCN's National Supply Chain's Conference and Exhibition Linking the Supply Chain Together, promises more learning opportunities than ever before with 2016's all-new introduction of concurrent streams, designed to appeal to individual tastes within the supply chain. The conference runs from May 9-11 and offers excellent opportunities for healthcare supply chain professionals and caters specifically to the Canadian market. Commport is very excit... Read More

MEDEC 2016 MedTech Conference

The MedTech Conference is MEDEC’s annual signature conference for the medtech industry. This year the event is held from Monday, Apr. 25 to Wednesday, Apr. 27 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.Commport is this years lanyard sponsor and exhibitor. See you there! To regsiter or sponsor the annual conference visit MEDEC's website ... 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

Which EDI Solution is Best for You?

So, you’re a manufacturer or supplier of goods. It could be tomatoes, it could be tires, it could be school textbooks...let’s just lump it all together as 'widgets'.As you’ve probably already discovered, producing or sourcing those widgets is just the start. Now you’ve got to get them into an environment where they can be sold to an end user.Electronic Data Interchange ExplainedTo accomplish this, there’s a lo... Read More