About IQMS EDI Translator

IQMS EDI translator is a cloud-based and on-premise electronic data interchange (EDI) solution which assists small to large sized businesses process transactions and orders and exchange data. Its key features include data extraction, transaction set mapping and label creation.

The application comes with an eServer module that lets managers automate data format conversion and inbound/outbound EDI transactions. With its trading partner feature, users can monitor industry obligations and draw up agreements. Operators can use the template mapping tool to translate data and send information to ERP and accounting platforms.

IQMS EDI translator’s two-way messaging functionality helps users maintain the supply chain process, translate incoming files and...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

13 Reviews of IQMS EDI Translator

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.23 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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July 2017

Marie from Koller Enterprises

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2017

Working with the EDI department at IQMS makes my job much easier

Pros

I like that once you purchase a trading partner and template all updates to that transaction are included. There is very little turnover in this department so I'm usually able to work with the person who originally developed my templates. I also like that they ALWAYS answer the phone.

Cons

The only con that I can really think of is when I am trying to resolve an issue that involves the VAN. Sometimes it's hard to figure out what software needs to be updated. IQMS now offers VAN service which we are exploring.

June 2012

Carol from Sturgis Molded Products Company

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2012

Integrated EDI is the key

When we looked into purchasing IQMS back in 2003, we were using an ERP system that utilized a 3rd party translation program. I was hesitant to think that IQMS could do as good of a job handing the EDI side of the software; however, I quickly realized their EDI dept is second to none. We have confidently never looked back. Due to the tight integration we were able to reduce expediting costs as we are able to see front loads immediately; our schedule update can see the impact within minutes of updating orders and we can react quickly. If you are looking for an overall ERP package and you have EDI needs; I highly recommend you look at IQMS due to it's strong EDI translation package which is integrated into the system.

Pros

* Integration is the key - there is no finger pointing as the translator is integrated into the system. * Superior technical support - IQMS employs top notch specialists on the EDI support team. * Ease of Use - From end user's standpoint, the process of converting incoming data into a sales order is fairly simple * Flexible - when customer's data requirements suddenly change - scriptiing adjustments can be made quickly and efficiently, without long wait times * Visibility - order changes are visible as quickly as you need - we are able to see customer front loads as soon as they happen

Cons

* Set up can be complicated, depending on the customers' needs - due to the nature of EDI, setting up new trading partners are not always simple and straightforward - there is usually a tweaking phase to get the set up working correctly. While this is a con, it is also a plus because IQMS knows how their sales order module works; so they can be nimble with additional scripting adjustments, along with various switches that can manipulate the data properly. * Need transport software-We use a 3rd party software, specializing in data transmission, it offered the full range of options needed to connect to traditional mailbox providers, although IQMS has flexibility to directly connect, we utilized another part of the IQ package to directly connect to a customer, saving both sides transmission KC costs.

May 2012

Peter from Plastic Products Company

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

5.0

May 2012

EDI Module

For companies that need to be able to support EDI transactions, this is a must-have module. The heavy integration with the rest of the EnterpriseIQ application make it ideal vs. trying to use a separate, third-party application. Make sure to carefully calculate the costs associated with implementing this module as there are charges for each trading partner, each transaction set programmed and annual support costs calculated based on all these purchases.

Pros

The IQMS EDI module provides much needed EDI transaction capabilities. The module provides wide array of EDI functionality including standard X12 and EDIFACT transactions as well as custom flat file import and export. The module is tightly integrated with the rest of the EIQ application to help keep data integrity intact and keeps users more efficient while performing EDI tasks. Customer service from the IQMS EDI group has been fantastic.

Cons

Module can be difficult to configure and scale up with large number of trading partners and transactions. Most transaction additions and changes require custom programming from IQMS at a cost per transaction and trading partner. Very limited documentation or tutorials on how to program or add transaction mappings yourself. The module does not come with its own communication tool for the actual transmission of EDI data, this requires an outside mechanism such as FTP or VAN supplied communication application.

Response from IQMS

Replied May 2012

Flexibility and configurability are key with EnterpriseIQ EDI. Each customer's installation is unique so our EDI permits execution of custom business rules, allowing more freedom in employing business processes. Also, the same tools used for creating EDI templates and scripts are available to the IQMS end user. With training and knowledge, companies can create and maintain their own EDI implementations-many customers are doing this successfully. Moreover, we have highly trained EDI staff to assist with questions, training or handle complete implementations. IQMS EDI Trading Partners and Transaction Sets are purchased just once, utilized as often as needed and are then supported by IQMS at no additional cost via our standard maintenance contract. We partner with CLEO's LexiCom software to provide industry recognized Trading Partner communication packages for data transmission and receipt, thus granting the control and security necessary to function effectively in the digital world.

June 2010

Tim from KI Industries

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2010

Nice Add on module

KI engaged the IQMS Professional Services Group to help facilitate our implementation of EDI. Their Application Specialists were able to help us with the setup, implementation and training required for a smooth transition. KI continues to utilize the eServer functionality whenever possible. eServer allows for continuous background processing of inbound and outbound EDI transactions. E-mails and file transfers are automatic and require less manual maintenance.

Pros

90% of our Sales orders come in via EDI. This includes .csv and X12 format. Without the EDI module and its automated partner application ESERVER we would waste hours trying to get our customer demand into the system. With the EDI module information is updated in the system accurately and efficiently.

Cons

EDI does not perform electronic communications with trading partners. A third party vendor is usually required to send and receive the files between you and your trading partners. This must be purchased separately. Also, Transaction Templates and Trading Partner expenses can add up if you do not have a resource in house.

April 2012

Samir from Midwest Molding, Inc.

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

April 2012

EDI Intergration and Efficiency

I would highly recommend the EDI module for any company who needs to use EDI on a daily basis. The support from IQMS and their EDI department is the best in the industry. We are asking more non-edi customers to get on board as this makes both companies more lean!!!

Pros

We implemented EDI in 2010 when we were overloaded with tool transfers. Our legacy system was not integrated within EIQ therefore we had to manually input each shipment. The manual system was causing us to stay late past 10:00 pm and increase in clerical errors. After EDI was implemented, we were able to have the shipping department take full control of all outbound EDI transactions. The automation and removal of manual intervention directly impacted our performance. In addition, our purchasing department was able to spend more time on analysis and follow up rather than data entry.

Cons

The cost is a bit high howevert for a company that uses EDI on a daily basis, will see an ROI of less than 12 months if not sooner.