Jun 5, 2017 ~ Francesca’s Automates Order-to-Cash & Logistics by Enabling B2B Integration With Its Suppliers

June 5, 2017 Peter Edlund

Francesca’s Automates Order-to-Cash and Logistics by Enabling B2B Integration with its Suppliers

DiCentral’s B2Bi Managed Services Helps National Specialty Retailer Increase Efficiencies and Increase Supply Chain Visibility

HOUSTON – June 5, 2017 DiCentral, a leading global provider of B2Bi Managed Services, announced today that francesca’s, a national specialty retailer, has integrated their supplier community and automated its supply chain using DiCentral’s hosted B2Bi Managed Services solutions.

"With approximately 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, we were seeking a solution for EDI managed services to support collaboration with our Vendors for purchase order logistics and invoice data to help facilitate end-to-end visibility and onboarding services and support for our existing and future vendors, " said francesca’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Ray Birden. "After a rigorous vetting process, we selected DiCentral for their ability to meet our EDI processing requirements which included integration with our Merchandise Management System. In addition, DiCentral’s transactional alerting and reporting solutions assisted us with managing supply chain expectations effectively," continued Birden.

DiCentral’s Community Enablement solution provides suppliers the ability to process transactional documents with Francesca’s by using a customized, private-branded EDI web portal solution allowing for a higher supplier adoption of EDI. In addition, DiCentral established an EDI VAN solution and automated testing processes for those suppliers with their own EDI capabilities. The solution supports several order management methods, including Direct to Distribution Center, Direct to Store, and Direct to Consumer.

"Francesca’s provided us with a unique opportunity to showcase our innovation by leveraging our B2Bi Managed Services, which includes a tailored supplier community management service and a rich set of business rule management and visibility solutions,” said President and CEO of DiCentral Thuy Mai.

To learn more about DiCentral’s B2Bi Managed Services solutions, visit www.dicentral.com

About DiCentral

Founded in 2000, DiCentral is a leading global provider of B2Bi Managed Services headquartered in Houston, Texas with 10 offices worldwide supporting customers in over 27 countries. DiCentral’s services and solutions are singularly focused on B2B integration and used by many of the Fortune 1000, processing over $200 billion in transactions for over 30,000 organizations worldwide. The company’s vertical expertise transcends Automotive, Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Energy and Financial Services. DiCentral provides turn-key Cloud based B2Bi Managed Services, which allows organizations to connect and exchange critical business documents with their trading community. The core components of the Managed Services offering include: ERP Integration, Secure B2B Communications, Data Transformation, Business Rule Analytics, Inventory Management and Trading Partner Community Management. The company develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications. For more information, please visit http://www.dicentral.com

About francesca’s Holdings Corporation

francesca's® is a growing specialty retailer which operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques providing customers a unique, fun and personalized shopping experience. The merchandise assortment is a diverse and balanced mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. Today francesca's® operates approximately 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia and serves its customers through francescas.com. For additional information on francesca's®, please visit www.francescas.com.

About the Author

Peter Edlund

Founding member and executive at Dicentral, a global B2B integration company with over 20 years of solving complex supply chain integration problems. I am passionate about helping people in the retail, automotive and healthcare industries achieve revenue growth through a better understanding of the world of connected commerce. Frequently published, sought after speaker and host of “The Connected Show”, a video blog that connects our viewers to the people and news that influence today’s integrated supply chains.

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