On Monday it was announced that a U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers Union deal has been reached as a “tentative agreement”. The consensus has helped to avoid a steelworker strike that would involve more than 14,000 steelworkers in tubular operations, domestic flat-rolled steel, and ore mining facilities throughout the eastern United States. Steelworker Strike Update […]


In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice serves as a shipment confirmation. It is sent from the warehouse to a shipping partner that a shipment has taken place. An EDI 945 Shipment Advice is deployed from the warehouse following a successfully completed EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order. An 856 Advance Ship Notice and an 810 […]


In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order communicates to the warehouse, relaying information and instructions on what product(s) to ship, the quantity, and when the shipment will be executed. Once the EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order has been sent, an EDI 945 Shipment Advice is deployed from the warehouse. It includes all […]


Epicor Tax Connect Certificates need to be updated in order for Epicor Tax Connect to function properly. If you have found your Tax Connect services impacted, please reach out to Encompass Solutions support staff for help in implementing the latest certificates at: Email: support@encompass-inc.com Phone: +1-336-617-4556 Chat: Support at the bottom right of your screen For […]


In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated is used to request changes to a shipment following the submission and acknowledgment of a purchase order. The EDI 860 informs the supplier that the buyer is interested in making changes to a previously submitted order. This request can emerge for many […]


In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment is essentially an electronic version of a phone call or fax that informs the submitter of a purchase order the supplier will be filling the order as requested. The EDI 855 informs the buyer that you will be filling the order and shipping the goods […]


In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 856 Advance Shipment Notification (ASN) is most commonly utilized as a method of shipment confirmation between a supplier and retailer. The 856 provides visibility for inbound shipments, automation of receiving, and confirmation for direct vendor-to-consumer shipments. An EDI 856 Advance Shipment Notification is typically insufficient to fully comply with EDI standards. […]


In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 850 Purchase Order (PO) is most commonly utilized when placing an order for goods or services. The 850 is most widely used in general merchandise, while its counterpart, the EDI 875 Purchase Order, is reserved for grocery items. An EDI 850 purchase order is typically insufficient to fully comply with […]


Encompass Solutions recently purchased SaberLogic’s EDI Integrator. The powerful tool is capable of integrating cutting-edge EDI efficiency, convenience, and security into an array of ERP platforms. We have brought on new resources to assist in the migration of existing customer data, deployment to ensure the product continues to run smoothly, and ongoing development of the Encompass Solutions […]


In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry is most commonly utilized when suppliers want to provide available and future inventory quantities, either corporately or by ship from location. The primary purpose of an EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry is for a supplier to provide a purchaser with a number of goods currently on-hand and on-order, […]

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