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fcB2B Software Matrix

Posted by Lewis Davis on December 20th, 2023 | Categories:?Brochure

Are you looking to purchase a new software package or looking to switch? This matrix provides some handy information with responses directly from the software providers. Using the matrix will allow you to compare software providers functionality.

Here is a link to a Floor Covering News article about picking software for your company.

Which software system is right for you?

GS1 Canada - EDI New User Guidance

Posted by Lewis Davis on May 2nd, 2023 | Categories:?Brochure

This is a GS1 Canada brochure that provides people new to EDI with information about what is EDI, benefits, and steps to getting started.

fcB2B Quick Start - Send fcB2B

Posted by Lewis Davis on January 13th, 2023 | Categories:?Quick Start

Are you a supplier new to fcB2B and trying to understand how to get started? This document is for you. It provides step by step suggestions for how to get started.

fcB2B Quick Start - Receive fcB2B

Posted by Lewis Davis on January 13th, 2023 | Categories:?Quick Start

If you are looking to integrate fcB2B into your system and receive files from your supplier, be sure to review this document. It has steps that will help you to get started.

fcB2B Quick Start guide - Outsourcing EDI

Posted by Lewis Davis on January 10th, 2023 | Categories:?Quick Start

Are you new to fcB2B or have you been struggling to implement fcB2B documents? Want to hire a company to just make it happen? 

Here is a guide that will help guide you through this process. It includes some terms that may be unfamiliar but could be discussed during meetings with an EDI service provider. If you still have questions reach out to Lewis Davis for assistance.

fcB2B Brochure

Posted by Lewis Davis on January 10th, 2023 | Categories:?Brochure

Are you interested in learning more about fcB2B? This brochure can be downloaded and shared amongst your colleagues. This is a four page summary of what fcB2B is and benefits for your company.

Are you a retailer trying to get your suppliers interested in fcB2B? Provide this document to them or provide the link so they can get a better understanding of what fcB2B is and what is offered.

fcB2B Form Letter to Suppliers

Posted by Lewis Davis on April 20th, 2022 | Categories:?Form Letters

This letter is available for retailers to use to request their suppliers get involved with fcB2B. The letter is written from the perspective of the retailer asking a supplier to join them in using fcB2B. Use this as a tool to encourage your suppliers to provide electronic files and make you more efficient and profitable.

fcB2B Standard Shipping Label

Posted by Lewis Davis on April 20th, 2022 | Categories:?Standards

Provide a definition of a standard shipping label for the flooring industry. The standard label allows users to identify product being received by scanning the label and comparing to the Advance Shipping Notice (ASN). This will benefit the retailer by helping automate the receiving process leading to more accurate receiving. Multiple labels have been defined to address both roll goods and pallets. The label uses the GS1 128 format which is widely used within the supply chain by large retailers looking to have a consistent format for receiving and put away. This label is provided to the flooring industry for anyone looking for a standard shipping label.

Why fcB2B Certification?

Posted by Lewis Davis on April 19th, 2022 | Categories:?Standards

Why should the fcB2B provide certification? Without some type of validation process the B2B documents that are being passed between suppliers, distributors and retailers will continue to be inconsistent. Certification has been attempted multiple times in the fcB2B groups existence. In the past there wasn’t an independent entity to perform the certification. There also wasn’t a defined process for how certification happened.

fcB2B Standard Document Flow

Posted by Lewis Davis on February 25th, 2022 | Categories:?Standards

This document provides a diagram for each document showing the sender and receiver.  There is also additional information about the document with high level information about what’s contained.