|Pubnet / EDI
ECPA has provided an EDI solution to the industry through Pubnet.
Pubnet is a leading publishing industry e-commerce exchange, allowing
more than 3,000 distributors, bookstores and other retailers to place
electronic orders (POs), and receive purchase order acknowledgements
(POAs), invoices, and advance shipping notices (ASNs) using standardized
electronic documents. This electronic supply chain system streamlines
the labor-intensive ordering process that increases efficiency and
lowers ordering costs. Pubnet already serves the U.S. trade and higher
education markets and is the official EDI provider in the Canadian
Pubnet integrates seamlessly with a retailer's POS system and also
offers web-based ordering solutions for those without POS capabilities.
Publishers and all vendors can set up to receive orders via a Pubnet
electronic mailbox, and there is a web-based forms interface, Pubnet
Order Wizard (POW), available for small vendors without in-house EDI
capabilities. Additionally, the service provides a robust order
visibility and management toolset for both vendors and retailers, named
DCTS, to allow users a total 360 view of their electronic orders.
ECPA and Bowker have partnered together to supply Christian Retailers
with the Pubnet EDI Services, replacing the current Xnet service.
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