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Data integration unlocks value in your business by increasing efficiency and lowering costs. Make your data actionable with Kuehne+Nagel.
Data provides valuable guidance in an increasingly complex world. However, manual data processing can be challenging. Retrieving information from different sources brings the risk of inefficiencies, high costs, poor data quality and delays. Grow your business confidently by choosing a solution that gives you a comprehensive and unified view of your supply chain.
Enhance your capabilities
At Kuehne+Nagel, our integration experts support you to optimise your business based on the data you create. Through data integration using EDI or API, we create a direct and secure data flow communication between our systems.
We offer a wide range of different standard interfaces for business processes, e.g. transport order, shipment transport information, document tracking, container tracking and electronic invoicing.
Data integration enables you to unlock value in your business:
- Reduce turn-around times through direct exchange of transactions
- Increase accuracy by eliminating errors from illegible handwriting, lost documents, keying and re-keying errors
- Improve business efficiency by enabling your staff to focus on higher-value tasks and handling business-critical data in real-time
- Lower operating cost by reducing the cost of paper, printing, reproduction, storage, filing, postage, and document retrieval
Electronic Data Interchange
EDI is the direct computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic data format between business partners. Kuehne+Nagel can help you create lean processes, improve data quality and maximise your technology investment by avoiding manual work and administrating your shipments while using your own system.
Our service offering includes standard and customised integration solutions, third party integration services as well as integration project management.
|Business Processes||Communication Protocols||EDI Formats|
|Shipment/Warehouse Status||AS 2||XML|
|Delivery Order||(S)FTP||ANSI X.12|
|ASN (Advance Shipping Notice)||OFTP-2||Flatfile|
|Freight Invoice||Value Added Network (VAN)||Tradacoms|
Application Programming Interfaces
APIs are a software-to-software interface that enable applications to talk to each other without user interaction. An API is an interface with a set of programming instructions that allows multiple applications to interact and obtain data from each other, mostly in real time. Just like EDI, APIs can be used for business-to-business integration.
For example, our Shipment Tracking API supplies you with full visibility of your shipments, accessible from within your own systems.
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