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Everything at a glance at METRO

Everything at a Glance at METRO

For more than 25 years, METRO Austria has been one of the most frequent users of EDI in Austria, which makes it one of the local pioneers in this area. As an early member of the “eXite® User Club” founded in 1986, METRO also significantly helped refine and develop processes for the entire Austrian retail industry.

At METRO, all logistics information is exchanged via eXite®, the EDI platform by EDITEL. In 2020, the company exchanged approximately 1.7 million documents with a total of 650 suppliers. In addition to the exchange of traditional movement data for standard procurement of goods processes, METRO also uses eXite® to exchange master data relevant for food labeling via a connection to GS1 Sync.

“EDI allows us at METRO as well as our suppliers to have fully automated communication and paperless administration processes. This resource-friendly approach is key in times of teleworking and will remain an important milestone for sustainability.” – Jasminka Dzebic, Senior Department Manager EDI/MDM/Space Management at METRO Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH

A pioneer in electronic invoicing

At METRO Austria, electronic invoicing (e-invoice) has always been an important issue. With a coverage of roughly 90%, METRO is one of the true trailblazers in Austria. For this purpose, METRO uses a customized e-invoicing solution provided by EDITEL, which allows for the full automation of the entire invoicing process, from EDI invoice issuing and the secure transmission via eXite® all the way to legally compliant archiving.

Benefits of EDI at METRO

  • Secure and highly available EDI network
  • Single interface for all business partners
  • Easy integration of international and national partners
  • e-invoice allows for the long-term optimization of the entire invoicing process
  • Ongoing support and assistance from EDITEL

About METRO Cash & Carry Österreich

METRO Cash & Carry runs twelve large stores in Austria on a total store surface of 140,000 m² with a staff of approximately 2,100 full-time employees and more than 100 apprentices. Since METRO believes in providing a large range of goods, it offers more than 48,000 food and non-food articles. In Austria, more than 500,000 customers have trusted METRO for more than 45 years. METRO operates a total of roughly 750 self-service wholesale stores in 25 countries. The Austrian headquarters and management are located in Vienna-Vösendorf, which is where the first METRO wholesale store in Austria and outside of Germany opened its doors to the public.

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