Invoicing Automated for Canadian Vegan Food Distributor & Grocer

October 15, 2019

HOUSTON – Sept. 15, 2019 –  57Vegane, a popular vegan food manufacturer in Greater Montreal, partnered with DiCentral, a global leader in supply chain automation solutions, to meet the EDI and business rule requirements of big-name retailers such as Sobeys, the second largest food retailer in Canada. By automating order and invoicing processes, 57Vegane has shifted their focus from data entry-related tasks to supplying their meals to more retailers than ever.  

As their products grew in popularity, 57Vegane struggled to scale the process of onboarding new retail partners and the steady increase in order volume. As a result, the company sought a flexible, cloud-based EDI solution that could expedite trading partner onboarding and automate order management. After carefully considered their options, the company selected DiCentral’s cloud-based EDI solution due to their reputation for supporting rapid growth and enhancing supply chain visibility.

“I asked my own network for EDI system recommendations and DiCentral was suggested by a fellow DiCentral customer,” said Tamar Panossian, co-founder and owner of 57Vegane. “They explained several advantages to partnering with DiCentral, such as fast implementation, automated invoicing and 24/7 support.”

Prior to partnering with DiCentral, Panossian retained data entry personnel to manually review invoices for accuracy before delivering them to retail customers,  a tedious and time-consuming undertaking. DiCentral provided Panossian with a unified cloud-based EDI platform for the exchange of order information, and automation of the invoicing process, thereby enabling the food distributor to focus on revenue-generating projects.

“DiCentral has made the process of getting paid so much easier. All we have to do is enter the invoice numbers.” Panossian said. “There is no running after customers. If there is a mistake on their end, such as an incorrect amount of product received or insufficient funds, the EDI system will automatically alert me and work on the customer’s end to fix it – with the issue resolved with minimal manual intervention.”

57Vegane now aims to bring ready-made vegan meals to other parts of Canada. The company will soon be reevaluated by Sobey’s to launch their product line in more than 250 stores throughout Toronto and the surrounding areas,a feat that would not have been possible without efficient, automated EDI processes.  

“57Vegane is a great success story filled with ingenuity, a dedication to product quality, and a commitment to operational efficiency,” said Thuy Mai, president and CEO at DiCentral. “We’re pleased to see that DiCentral played a role in helping innovative companies, such as 57Vegane, exponentially grow their brand throughout their industry.”

About DiCentral

Founded in 2000, DiCentral is a leading global provider of business to business integration (B2Bi) Managed Services headquartered in Houston, Texas with 11 offices worldwide supporting customers in over 33 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 our website:


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