OC Brands, LLC, an importer of luxury tableware, has partnered with DiCentral, a leading global provider of B2B Integration Managed Services, to streamline transactional data processes with Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, and provision the company for growth into additional markets and retailers. OC Brands chose DiCentral for its user-friendly cloud-based EDI solution, cost-effectiveness and responsive customer service.
“I’ve previously worked with four other EDI providers at different companies, and DiCentral was the easy pick,” said Charlie Breslin, OC Brands CEO. “I don’t understand why people would go with anyone else; the others are so convoluted. If you want to get things done without much of a learning curve, then DiCentral is the best choice – it’s straightforward and reliable.”
Breslin says that DiCentral gives OC Brands the ability to reach the level of retail that would not usually be accessible to a business of its size. OC Brands depends on DiCentral for everything from shipping labels and invoices to advanced shipping notices (ASNs) and payment advice.
“DiCentral gives a small business like mine the power to act like a Fortune 500 business because I’m getting everything done that major corporations do,” Breslin said. “Also, I find the payment advice helps me to reconcile my books very quickly.”
Breslin says that DiCentral is constructed to meet the needs of the manufacturer as opposed to other portals that are built from an IT perspective.
“As a small business owner, I don’t want to be doing EDI for more than one second that I have to,” he said. “I’m always aware of where my time goes and, with DiCentral, I know I’m not wasting my time.”
Breslin added that it is comforting to know—as he invests more time into the system—that it offers many other features. Updating and adding on to his current package, particularly in the digital space where EDI and integration are an absolute necessity, will always be seamless.
“I’m extremely pleased that OC Brands chose DiCentral to take their beautiful, well-made items and supply them at a scale whereby more consumers than usual can access them,” said Thuy Mai, DiCentral CEO. “DiCentral looks forward to being part of OC Brands’ continued growth.”
Founded in 2000, DiCentral is a leading global provider of B2Bi managed services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DiCentral has 11 offices worldwide supporting customers in more than 35 countries. DiCentral’s services and solutions are singularly focused on B2B integration and are used by many Fortune 1000 companies, processing over $200 billion in transactions for over 30,000 organizations worldwide. The company’s vertical expertise transcends through the automotive, retail, distribution, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, 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. Visit www.dicentral.com.