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EDI Platform Harrods

Harrods

Region: Europe
Industrie: Retail

Harrods is a large department store located in Brompton Road, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in the city of London.
Harrods has a 90,000 square metre sales space in over 330 departments and is the United Kingdom's largest retail store.
The HARRODS trademark is also associated with other businesses in the Harrods Group, among them Harrods Bank, Harrods Estates, Harrods Aviation and Air Harrods. 


EDI - Electronic Data Interchange

Harrods has an XML/EDI solution in ASP - SaaS to exchange electronic data with trading partners. Outsourcing the solution through the EDICOM B2B Cloud Platform simplifies the process of creating, sending and receiving all these documents from the ERP, delegating the EDI technology infrastructure hardware, software and maintenance to Edicom.  


Partner Web Portal

The Harrods XML/EDI solution has a web portal integrated with the ERP to facilitate the exchange of electronic business documents with partners who lack this type of technology. This way, Harrods maximises the B2B communications platform’s benefits, extending its use to the entire community of trading partners. 


EDICOM Network - EDICOMNet

Harrods is part of EDICOMNet, one of the main trading partner communities for the exchange of electronic transactions in B2B environments.
The presence of Harrods in EDICOMNet guarantees access to the vast majority of business partners, simplifying the sending and receiving of structured business documents (EDIFACT, X12, XML, UBL…) with full guarantees and maximum security.
Using EDICOMNet also ensures access to trading partners in other private networks, through the multiple interconnection agreements EDICOM maintains with the major Value Added Networks worldwide.  


AS2 Connections

Harrods exchanges business documents through the AS2 infrastructure set up in EDICOMNet through a direct connection to our private network.
This way, Harrods unifies all business to business communications through a single connection, reaching out to the partner community via AS2 technology, with no need to invest in and run a server with these features in their own technological infrastructure.  


Onboarding Projects

Harrods has entrusted EDICOM to rollout Onboarding projects for the integration of new trading partners to their B2B communications platform.
Through this service, Harrods has quickly boosted the number of partners connected to the EDI solution, enhancing their operations and management, which translates as rapid cost reductions and better response times to trading partners.  


Outsourcing EDI Service

Harrods has outsourced the administration and maintenance of its B2B communication solution through the EDICOM Outsourcing service.
This service delegates the EDI user tasks to specialist Edicom technicians who take care of partner maintenance, authorising new location numbers, parameterisation and management of new documents or permanently monitoring the system to guard against any possible errors and incidents.