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EDI Communication for Eurest

The situation

In order to provide highly professional services to its clients, F&B expert Eurest orders food from more than 450 suppliers, which translates into an F&B purchasing volume of more than 30 million euro per year. In an effort to make the procurement of more than 15,000 articles as efficient as possible, Eurest has decided to handle all procurement of goods processes electronically and automatically via EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).

Thanks to EDITEL, we were in a position to switch to EDI-supported processes with many of our suppliers, which almost instantly increased the efficiency of our procurement of goods processes. Nikolaus Erben, EDI Manager.

A single connection via eXite®

Eurest relies on the EDI platform eXite® to process all orders electronically via a single connection to its suppliers. It allows Eurest to exchange orders, despatch advices as well as article master data (PRICAT) in real time. Also, all processes can be traced at all times, which increases data quality and transparency at all stages of the procurement of goods process. In addition, this procedure helps save time and resources.

Efficient roll-out management

Currently, Eurest handles more than half of all ordered merchandise (=95% of material costs) via electronic procurement processes (EDI). EDITEL was Eurest’s EDI partner for connecting suppliers and business partners. Thanks to EDITEL’s customized assistance and roll-out management, Eurest was able to introduce EDI swiftly and efficiently. In the near future, Eurest plans to increase the above-mentioned percentage to 100%.

Benefits thanks to EDI at Eurest

  • Accurate and updated article master data
  • Standardized, straightforward and efficient order processes
  • Correct inventory information
  • Swift implementation
  • Easy connection with business partners
  • All processes are sustainable

About Eurest

Eurest Austria is the caterer of choice for more than 90 businesses, government agencies, assisted living facilities, hospitals, schools and high-end event organizers, delivering delicious meals, snacks, buffets and other food-related services. As a subsidiary of the world’s largest F&B corporation, Compass Group PLC, we combine comprehensive knowledge of the Austrian market with international expertise and the creative potential of our more than 500,000 employees in 50 countries around the globe.

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