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Mulesoft’s EDI Solution by Accelirate

Helped Marine and Logistics Company Scale 20% and Save 80K Hrs Annually


Saved monthly with automation


Invoices processed monthly


Workflows streamlined


Future operations

Client Overview

The client, a prominent global player in the marine and port logistics industry, faced challenges with manual invoice processing, which resulted in inefficiencies, errors, and payment delays. They needed a solution that could streamline operations while ensuring compatibility with existing systems and latest services.

Key Takeaways

  • Manual invoice processing in marine and port logistics leads to inefficiencies and errors.
  • Transitioning to EDI solutions requires compatibility with existing systems and integration with modern services.
  • MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform offers comprehensive EDI capabilities and integration tools.
  • Implementing EDI results in enhanced inventory control, transaction speed, and document accuracy.
Accelirate Inc, a top-tier global automation provider, collaborated with a leading marine and port logistics client to transform their manual invoice processing workflows using MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform. The client sought to overcome these complexities by transitioning to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions and integrating modern RESTful services seamlessly. Accelirate Inc., a dedicated MuleSoft Partner, designed a comprehensive solution that strategically combined the data transformation capabilities with the robust automation features of the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform. But before we deep dive into it, here is a quick question for you to ponder over!

Overcoming Invoice Processing Bottlenecks with MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform in EDI Integration

The client faced significant challenges with manual invoice processing, leading to errors, delays, and inefficiencies. The complexity of their operations, coupled with the prevalence of EDI-based solutions among vendors, necessitated a seamless integration strate gy while accommodating modern RESTful services. The key challenge lay in transforming enterprise messages into EDIFACT formats and customizing schema specifications to meet varying trading partner requirements. To address these issues, the client turned to MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform for a comprehensive solution.
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Accelirate opted for an all-inclusive solution to ensure out-of-the-box compatibility and compliance, including support for B2B transport protocols and robust capabilities for parsing, creating, and validating EDI messages.
The data underwent rigorous quality checks to ensure relevance to the marine domain and logistic diversity before implementing the solution, which comprised FOUR key components:

01 - Unified Platform:

Anypoint Platform offers a single solution for B2B integration, API management, and data transformation. This eliminates the need for multiple tools and simplifies development.

02 - B2B Protocol Support: 

The platform natively supports common B2B protocols like AS2, SFTP, and FTP, ensuring secure and reliable data exchange with partners.

03 - EDI Expertise:

Anypoint Platform can parse, create, and validate EDI messages in both X12 and EDIFACT formats, mitigating the need for manual data manipulation and reducing errors.

04 - Streamlined Workflows:

Automating data extraction, transformation, and routing within the platform optimizes invoice processing workflows, saving time and resources.

Transforming Operations, Driving Efficiency and Growth with EDI Integration

The collaboration of Anypoint Platform empowered the client to achieve significant improvements in their invoice processing efficiency and accuracy.
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The client successfully addressed integration challenges, translating them into cost savings, improved financial control, and stronger relationships with vendors, among other benefits. Let’s explore a few of them:

01 - Reduced Processing Time & Increased Turnaround:

Automating manual tasks such as data extraction, validation, and routing significantly reduced the processing time for each invoice. This led to faster approvals, payments, and improved cash flows. Quick onboarding and processing enabled the client to leverage early payment discounts offered by vendors.

02 - Reduced Errors:

Streamlined workflows minimized the need for manual data verification, freeing up employees for other tasks. Automating data extraction across multiple X12 versions and transformation eliminated manual errors and inconsistencies often associated with human intervention.

03 - Enhanced Visibility:

The client gained real-time insight into the status of each invoice throughout the processing cycle. This allowed for proactive management of exceptions and potential delays. The new solution improved visibility of outstanding invoices and inventory control, enabling better forecasting and financial planning.

04 - Improved Vendor Integration and Compliance:

By ensuring adherence to EDI standards and precisely defining the structure and order of data fields within EDI documents, the client enabled seamless communication between systems and vendors. Streamlined B2B communication protocols simplified onboarding new vendors, reducing the time spent on setting up integrations and expansion. 

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Ready for Streamlined Operations and Accelerated Growth? MuleSoft is Your Key!

MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform proved to be a game-changer for our client in streamlining invoice processing within marine and port logistics. By leveraging EDI capabilities and integrating modern services seamlessly, they achieved improved efficiency, enhanced control over inventory, and reduced lead times. As businesses continue to digitize, embracing advanced EDI integration solutions becomes paramount. Contact us today to learn how MuleSoft can empower your organization’s digital transformation journey.