Retailers and suppliers use Batch to manipulate and manage their supply chain data. We can also establish secure automated links to booksellers' accounts and stock control packages. In addition, we provide a reliable, cost-effective and constructive service to translate data from any format into the format required by our customers' trading partners, including online retailers.
Booksellers who want to take information directly into their stock control systems or accounts packages can interact with Batch using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files instead of the website if they prefer. The type of transactions EDI can be used for includes invoices, credits and remittances as well as returns requests and authorisations. We use a variety of communication methods to send and receive these files.
BIS is a program that allows invoices and credit notes to be downloaded from a bookseller’s Batch Payments account to their PC. Transactions are imported into Sage and each one is applied to the appropriate supplier record in the purchase ledger. Due to the low usage of BIS with Sage, it has become unsustainable for us to continue obtaining the Sage licences necessary to maintain full integration of Batch invoices and credits into newer Sage releases. Instead, we have identified an alternative approach that involves downloading data from Batch Payments and using the Sage import function to load invoices and credits into Sage. Contact us for details of this free solution.