the missing link in the supplychain
Portalink automates more.
We understand how complex the order entry process can be within dynamic business environments. Portalink is achieving unparalleled levels of automation success
our customised solution.
Portalink caters to your business needs and goals, and unlike other out-of-the-box systems, Portalink provides a robust and realistic solution to deliver low or even Zero-Touch transaction outcomes whilst decreasing errors and the overhead costs associated.
This is achieved through our mapping process.
all customer orders
all vendor invoices
In order to achieve Zero-Touch, your EDI gateway must...
Process all transactions from all trading partners with 100% accuracy - including EDI, emailed PDF's, excel forms, faxes, web portals or pigeon mail.
Integrate to validate and fix all data issues, no matter how complex - before the transaction reaches the end-point (ERP).
Portalink is the only gateway that can achieve this with scale.
learn why other systems fail
how to choose
the right software provider
This simple test will narrow the field of software providers that can deliver the outcomes you need. Studies have proven that the following factors are critical for successful Zero-Touch digitisation.
The system must capture granular data with 100% accuracy. Systems that depend on OCR make too many mistakes to be trusted for Zero-Touch.
The mapping system must be able to process any document type with correct data context. Systems that rely on Artificial Intelligence often learn badly in unstructured data environments, resulting in costly errors.
The system must be flexible and adaptable. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is very task specific and lacks the flexibly to adapt to complex variables.
The software provider maps your vendor’s invoice templates so that your team’s time is not wasted and quality is not compromised
The cost to map each vendor’s invoice template is so low that you can digitise ALL of your trading partners without a second thought.
The system can be fully customised to compliment your business processes and workflows.
The system uses deep integration with your ERP and other systems (such as CRM) for seamless bi-directional data exchange.
The system can validate ALL business rules – regardless of complexity - to resolve data errors with zero or low touch to eliminate double effort in ERP.
The system is intuitive and user friendly enabling teams to become proficient within a day or two.
The system is single tenant, providing additional flexibility, robustness and data security.
The system is not typical SaaS. The service provider provides service beyond the sale with continual monitoring and improvement for life.
The software provider is happy to provide you with reference contacts for any of their customers.
see why portalink is ranked number one in the largest known global test to PDF-to-EDI platforms
independent technologists prove
portalink is number one.
In early 2020, a global Fortune 500 company committed to finding the best PDF-to-EDI system. Extensive research had established a shortlist of nine software providers that were considered best-of-breed for document digitisation. A team of Technologists in Boston MA were tasked with setting up and testing each platform to determine which system delivered the best Zero-Touch outcomes.
Converting PDF Purchase Orders into digital EDI files is complex, requiring accuracy and precision. Hundreds of actual PDF orders were processed through each system to test critical benchmarks. Despite being the smallest company selected for the test, Portalink outperformed all other systems and has since been successfully implemented globally by the Fortune 500 Company.
The extensive testing proved that built-for-purpose systems which are fully supported by the provider performed better. The testing also proved that systems that were dependent on Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for data capture and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for mapping could not be trusted for Zero-Touch.
The benchmarks below summarise where Portalink outperformed the other systems:
best data accuracy
best technical support
most scalable system