Digital processes

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Digital processes 
EDI clearing

Many advantages thanks to electronic data exchange

The digitalisation of customer procurement processes is unstoppable. It has become impossible to ignore the advantages and convenience of digital purchasing. NORDWEST’s digitalisation strategy offers specialist trade partners the opportunity to automate their own procurement processes so they can stay up-to-date and retain their competitive edge in the market.

NORDWEST connects the ERP systems of the participating supplier partners with the ERP systems of the participating specialist trade partners for a fully automated ordering process. Once any partner has implemented an EDI interface (electronic data interchange) to NORDWEST, it has become a potential partner for the electronic ordering process. A specialist trade partner can reach all connected supplier partners via an EDI interface – and vice versa. To support data exchange, NORDWEST standardises the flow of process data in both directions and assists in the connection process from the test phase to the go-live.

The clearing centre acts as a hub for the initiation of a new electronic connection. All participating partners present themselves via the N.I.S. (NORDWEST Information System) in the EDI self-service area and can initiate new connections to selected business partners at any time. The exchange of business documents via EDI electronically maps the entire process chain – from the order to the order confirmation and dispatch notification through to the invoice. 

 

Your added values with NORDWEST

  • Automated, digitalised processing of everything from orders, order confirmations and dispatch notifications to invoices
  • Cost reduction, increased security, lower error rate and increased speed
  • Sustainability through paperless communication – paper documents replaced by electronic data
  • Optimisation of procurement processes by networking the suppliers’ ERP systems and the NORDWEST warehouse 
  • This leads to faster, more transparent and more efficient purchasing processes and lays the foundation for higher sales volume and revenue.

How EDI clearing works

Connection of end customer systems

THROUGH MARKETPLACES OR DIRECT CONNECTION

Industry and crafts are already using digital procurement channels to keep purchasing process automated and thus efficient. Suppliers are no longer selected based on pricing alone, but also increasingly according to existing technical conditions. 

NORDWEST therefore supports specialist trade partners in the electronic connection of end customer systems and marketplaces in a wide variety of formats. The specialist dealers receive the initiated orders in the format required for automated further processing in the ERP system so that orders can be generated without media discontinuity.

The advantages for you

  • Automated, digitalised order processing 
  • Faster and more efficient sales 
  • Reduced dependency on resources thanks to internal process optimisation

Your contacts

Martin Reinke Head of Division Digital Services & E-Business at NORDWEST Handel AG

Martin Reinke

Head of Division Digital Services & E-Business

Christian Blicke Business Unit Manager Digitalisation & E-Business Consulting at NORDWEST Handel AG

Christian Blicke

Business Unit Manager Digitalisation & E-Business Consulting

Trade Partner Support

Our regional sales managers will be glad to assist you. 

Your contact persons
[Translate to Englisch:] Michael Beissel Regional Sales Manager West at NORDWEST Handel AG

Michael Beissel

Regional Sales Manager West

[Translate to Englisch:] Wolfgang Dorn Regional Sales Manager South at NORDWEST Handel AG

Wolfgang Dorn

Regional Sales Manager South

[Translate to Englisch:] Dan Kollmann Regional Sales Manager East at NORDWEST Handel AG

Dan Kollmann

Regional Sales Manager East

Klaus-H. Roden Regional Sales Manager North at NORDWEST Handel AG

Klaus-H. Roden

Regional Sales Manager North

Our regional sales managers for building services will be glad to assist you. 

Your contact persons
[Translate to Englisch:] Stephan Braun Regional Sales Manager Building Services North at NORDWEST Handel AG

Stephan Braun

Regional Sales Manager Building Services North

[Translate to Englisch:] Markus Klemmer Regional Sales Manager Building Services South at NORDWEST Handel AG

Markus Klemmer

Regional Sales Manager Building Services South

Our acquisition team will be glad to assist you.

Your contact persons
Volker Buschmeier Business Unit Manager Europe at NORDWEST Handel AG

Volker Buschmeier

Business Unit Manager Europe

Marc Gronau Head of Division Construction & Europe at NORDWEST Handel AG

Marc Gronau

Head of Division Construction & Europe

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