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EDI Communication & Web EDI for Mensen

Mensen food offer

Optimal procurement of goods with updated product information

To meet its patrons’ food-related expectations, Österreichische Mensen needs not only the very best ingredients, but also sophisticated EDI-based processes. Read this article to find out how EDITEL’s managed EDI service can help.

The challenge

Cafeteria patrons have much higher expectations than patrons at traditional chain restaurants: things have to happen fast, be in line with the latest trends, meals need to be filling at reasonable prices and, what’s especially important for today’s generation, should be healthy and sustainably produced. And above all, meals must obviously be tasty. To ensure that the necessary ingredients are available in the right quantities at specific sites at all times, a large number of administrative and organizational processes are required for the procurement of goods.

The solution

To handle these processes efficiently, the company has successfully been using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for the procurement of goods for the past few years. To that effect, the company exchanges electronic article master data (PRICAT), orders (ORDERS) and despatch advices (DESADV) with numerous business partners.

“EDITEL’s EDI services allow for the optimal organization of our procurement of goods processes. Our orders are processed as needed while being fully traceable. This also improves our collaboration with our business partners!” – DDr. Franz Haslauer, managing director

Integrated EDI solution for more efficient processes

As part of a switch to Delegate’s ERP system, Österreichische Mensen has been using EDITEL’s managed EDI service since 2020, which allows for even better and cleaner data integration. Österreichische Mensen delivery partners use both a traditional connection and the Web EDI solution by EDITEL. This ensures data exchange with all integrated business partners via a single connection as well as automated processing of all business information directly in the Delegate system.

The benefits of EDI at Österreichische Mensen

  • Efficient and straightforward exchange of article master data (PRICAT), orders (ORDERS) and despatch advices (DESADV)
  • Daily updated purchase prices
  • Swifter goods receiving
  • Streamlined stocktaking (the stored value of goods is available in the system at any time)
  • Cost-effective Web EDI for smaller business partners

About Österreichische Mensen Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H. (Mensen)

As an independent operating company belonging to the Ministry of Science, Mensen has been operating restaurants and cafés at universities, universities of applied sciences, and school centers as well as company cafeterias at more than 65 locations in Austria since 1974. The company is not only one of the largest catering businesses in Austria, but also the only company that has been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel for a consistent sustainability concept at all its locations. In addition, Österreichische Mensen are subject to the specifications for sustainable public procurement.

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