SOURCE: EDI Associates, Inc.

EDI Associates, Inc.

March 07, 2011 17:19 ET

EDI Associates Offers Van-On-Demand Service for Just a Penny per Document

New Company's Pay-as-You-Go Model Brings Affordable Service to Electronic Data Interchange

MESA, AZ--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Small- and mid-sized businesses can afford to get on the secure and efficient electronic data interchange (EDI) bandwagon, thanks to EDI Associates, a new firm offering Van-On-Demand service with no contracts, no minimum usage and no commitments. EDI Associates' on-demand, pay-as-you-go approach to document translation is so affordable, it's cheaper than paper copies. Van-On-Demand provides improved accuracy of shared data while decreasing postage and processing expenses.

Van-On-Demand is EDI Associates' streamlined value-added network (VAN) service -- a third-party transaction processor that allows clients to send and receive transactions securely, reliably and more affordably than the competition.

"Whether companies have invested in their own EDI software or signed on with a major EDI provider, most just want to be able to send and receive documents securely, and at an affordable price," says Stephen Case, Founder and CEO of EDI Associates Inc. "Most of them don't even use all the features they're paying such a premium for. We offer a new option: no contracts, no monthly minimum usage, and you only pay for what you use -- all at an unbeatably low price."

Because it is risk-free and available instantly, a large number of companies along with a few major retailers have signed up just so they can offer the $.01 option to their trading partners. They sign up for free and never get a bill until they actually begin utilizing the service. Van-On-Demand has the additional advantage of a clean, simple interface -- uncluttered by the additional bundled features that typically go unused by most customers.

Driving Industry Change with VAN Service

With the launch of EDI Associates' Van-On-Demand, smaller firms and those with simpler needs have access to the benefits of EDI with great customer service at just a penny per transaction. Clients who are new to the concept love the fact that they can try the service without a contract -- another industry first. The commitment-free approach allows smaller companies to build toward larger volume with sophisticated systems in place.

EDI's Van-On-Demand provides a no-frills VAN storage and forwarding service that works without minimum usage fees so that customers are billed only for what they use. The system currently supports all X12 documents over an FTP connection and will soon also accommodate EDIFACT documents along with AS2 and SFTP communications.

The company's file integration service offers data and business process exchange technology that's designed specifically for small- and mid-sized businesses whose customers require them to utilize EDI, XML or similar formats. As a hosted service provider, EDI Associates tackles development of the connectivity and mapping requirements that work for each customer and its clients.

EDI Associates' commitment to customer support relies on safe, secure and on-time document delivery with constant monitoring and backup, comprehensive transaction reporting and tracking and error reporting and notification that's tailored to each customer's requirements.

ABOUT EDI ASSOCIATES INC.: EDI Associates launched in Portland, Oregon, in January 2000 as an EDI consulting firm specializing in the installation and maintenance of Sterling Commerce's Gentran product line. As economic changes transformed the customer base, the firm transitioned to become a provider of quality and affordable EDI services. EDI Associates has become a cutting-edge, fully on-demand B2B platform for accessing the latest in cloud technologies. The firm's Van-On-Demand system brings customers excellent levels of service at unmatched pricing. For additional information, visit

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