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How are the data segmented in the software? How are they connected together? How is it exploited?
When the system works well, it can handle hundreds of transactions per minute. When it is not working, the delays will accumulate exponentially. The important thing is to always make sure that the two parties exchanging the information are exchanging the same information (product code, price, etc.).
What are the rules to follow for programming the software?
The guides provided by the clients must be followed. This should be done in the analysis phase of the implementation.
What happens to data in case of a virus or hacking?
It can be lost, stolen and encrypted like any other data.
How are the data segmented in the software? How are they connected together? How is it exploited?
Negolink, recognizes several types of documents, and depending on the types of documents and the rules established at the time of the implementation, it writes or extracts the information in the accounting system or ERP system.
Is it possible to customize it according to the client's demands and needs?
Yes, always, and that's the point. They (customers & suppliers) always have different requirements.
Can they be linked to inventory management, in order to view the flow, and replenish the stock if necessary?
In EDI, there is the 846 form (Inventory Inquiry). If it is in place, the customer can automatically see the supplier's stock levels.
After delivery (/shipping), are the orders archived? If so, are they linked to the administrative management system (ex: accounting)?
Transactions (all types) are kept in archive files. This is independent of the possible archive of the accounting system.
What is an error on Negolink?
An error is either, the inability to write the transaction in the accounting system (example: non-existent customer, non-existent product, non-existent unit of measure), or following the validation (example: invalid price for this customer according to the list of prices).
Does Negolink treat the tracking of orders for the consumer part? can the consumer have the details of their delivery)
No, this is the role of the transactional website, if there is one.
Is it able to recognize the different currencies and convert them into the appropriate currency?
No conversion made by Negolink, everything is managed by the accounting system.
Is there an internal storage of all customer/order information?
Negolink always has a copy of the transaction before processing.
What is the principle of wrapping and unwrapping?
The data is incorporated into an identified and encrypted container (wrapping). At the destination the reverse operation is carried out (unwrapping).
What is an electronic standard format?
It is the established norms of what should be in the type of document.
How does Negolink manage the order flow (if several orders are made simultaneously?)
Negolink processes transactions in the order of arrival. No parallel processing.

Episode software partners with Pinnacle ERP Solutions

Montreal, January 19, 2023 - Episode Software, a subsidiary of Group BMG, is pleased to announce the establishment of a strategic partnership with Pinnacle ERP Solutions, a Sage and Spire approved partner and advisory group specializing in the deployment of ERP systems.

“Having focused on custom development for SMBs for the past decade, Episode Software is now expanding our reach into the ERP market by offering integrated solutions to ensure clients are able to maximize the functionality of their software. The partnership wtith Pinnacle ERP Solutions is part of a long-term vision to bring to market cost effective, and easily deployable ERP software integrations”, said Yann Hugues, President and CEO of Episode Software

Although both companies have been collaborating for a number of years, the formalization of a partnership now allows for further, more extensive joint efforts which will result in a more complete service offering to both organization’s existing and future client bases.

“The synergies between the two organizations presents a unique opportunity to offer a combination of ERP deployment expertise and integration solutions that will enhance software functionality and better meet our customer’s business models” commented Phil Gray, president at Pinnacle ERP Solutions.

The partnership agreement is effective as of the date of this release. For more information, please contact the media contact provided below.

About Episode Software
In addition to custom developed software solutions Episode Software’s portfolio includes Negolink, an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software managing the digital exchange of documents between trading partners and Episode360, a customizable business management portal, which pulls data directly from an organizations’ ERP system and consolidates the information into centralized/ easy to read dashboards. The data is updated and displayed in real time allowing management teams to make informed decisions about their business.
About Pinnacle ERP Solution
Implementing ERP Systems with an expert team of consultants with over 20 Years of experience each in systems implementations. We combine our expertise in Accounting and Business Processes with our ERP systems implementation expertise to provide our clients with ERP solutions tailored to meet evolving requirements on a timely basis.

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Partnership Announcement Episode Software and AGENA3000

Montreal, November 11, 2022 - Episode software, a BMG Group subsidiary specializing in the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) integration and custom application development, is pleased to announce its partnership with AGENA3000, a global leader in the EDI data transport.

The collaboration between the two companies allows for a complete integration of complimentary services and offers customers’ a one-stop shop when it comes to EDI document management and transport.

“The synergies between our two organizations are undeniable, which is why the decision to formalise a partnership was supported by the respective leadership teams. Our ultimate goal is to offer clients’ a complete EDI solution while taking the guess work out of selecting the right EDI integrator and transporter” commented Yann Hugues, President of Episode Software.

Due to the criticality of EDI transactions to a business’s supply chain the quality and experience is of EDI integrators and transporters is of paramount importance.

Collectively, Episode Software and AGENA3000 bring decades of industry know-how and a proven formula that gives customers the piece of mind that their transactions are managed according to industry standards and best practices.

“The partnership is a step towards providing our joint customer bases and the EDI market with a complete ecosystem, meeting the needs of business looking for a reliable set of partners to support a critical part of their daily operations” said Sébastien Trichet, President et Chief Executive Officer at AGENA3000.

About Episode Software

In addition to custom developed software solutions, Episode Software’s portfolio includes:

  • Negolink, an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software managing the digital exchange of documents between trading partners and ERP systems.
  • Episode360, a customizable business management portal, oriented WMS (Warehouse Management System), which pulls data directly from an organizations’ ERP system and consolidates the information into centralized/ easy to read dashboards. The data is updated and displayed in real time allowing management teams to make informed decisions about their business

About AGENA3000

AGENA3000 is a software developer and integrator founded in 1980. Our business? Digitize data exchanges. AGENA3000 cares for more than 20,000 brands and retailers internationally. Our solutions in brief :

  • PIM (Product Information Management): management and sharing of product information.
  • EDI (Electronic Data Interchange): B2B dematerialization exchanges
  • Content Management: product visual creation services (photo studio, 3D modelling, Mobile Ready Hero Image) and digitization of product packaging data.
  • TPM (Trade Promotion Management): management and monitoring of business agreements.
  • ERP: Enterprise resource planning. Our international locations: Europe, North America, and North Africa.


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EDI in three stages

EDI has evolved over the decades, bringing new methods of business organization. A well-executed EDI leads directly to success, and this has been proven for many years, as the world of commerce is essentially based on this principle. It has never been easier to trade across the globe. Let us tell you about its journey.

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EDI goes back in time
EDI has been part of history since the early 1960s. This period marked the expansion of international trade, which was accompanied by structural changes in order to meet the ever increasing needs. One organisation in particular was created in this period, the TDCC (Transport Data Co-ordination Committee). This committee is made up of American transport companies that were responsible for developing electronic communication standards. It was at this point that EDI was born. The beginning of the latter was not always so simple since the companies of the past did not enjoy the technologies that we know today. Data exchanges were therefore done on paper causing many incidents such as loss of documents, transcription errors, mixing of information and others. EDI has made it possible to automate all processes.
How does EDI work today?
The difficulties we used to have are now far behind us. Everything has become much simpler. All you have to do is enter each piece of data once into the system, and it can then be shared between different companies electronically. EDI has been recognised by INSEE as the most efficient technique to replace the physical exchange of paper documents.
To date, there are several softwares allowing to answer this need, and we advise you to discover our Negolink solution which will convince you thanks to its attractive history.
EDI looks to the future
For the future transition of the system, there is more and more talk of EDI as-a-service, whose main objective is to bring digital transformations to EDI users in the supply chain as we know it today. This new release will enable service management and enterprise cloud solutions to work together for greater process agility and flexibility.
Add that to your own customisation to suit your needs, and your success is guaranteed. Find out more about our customisation services.
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EDI features you need to know.

EDI has spread around the world with ever more specific features to help entrepreneurs in their business. EDI is one of the ways in which you can order and receive goods without leaving your home. This tool has revolutionised the daily lives of billions of people and businesses. Are you one of them? This article is for you.

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Which businesses need EDI the most?
To put it simply, all companies are able to use and integrate EDI into their operations or management system as long as the commercial documents (invoices, purchase orders, mandates, etc.) can be interpreted and integrated into the information system in an automated manner. The success of EDI has been mainly due to logistics companies which were the first to adopt this tool. Indeed, the use of EDI has been essential in their activities and has allowed them to increase their turnover considerably.
Successful use of EDI documents

The first and foremost thing you need to know is that in order to automate the documents, they need to be in a standard format agreed between the two entities (customers and suppliers).

First, gather all the information needed to complete the document and create the EDI file according to the integration guide.

Then translate the data so that the internal format is converted into EDI format

Finally, transmit the document to your carrier, without forgetting to determine the connection method in order to carry out the transmission.

By following these steps, you will become a pro in the use of EDI documents. And you will see your working habits change positively with guaranteed results.

What will you gain by adopting an EDI system?

As we have seen before, the automation of operations is an advantage, no more need to print or handle your documents, you reduce the risks of loss and errors. This time saving will allow you to focus your attention on more important issues.

It will also allow you to reduce your costs, in fact EDI allows you to reduce the costs of managing commercial documents by a minimum of 35%, with savings of up to 90% for electronic invoices for example.

You will also be able to optimize your teams, EDI will take care of the management of your commercial documents, and you can position your team on tasks with high added value.

Finally, you will improve your services as your customers will benefit from more accurate information on production schedules and deliveries.

Logiciels Épisode guarantees that our experience has shown that this solution is the answer to many complications. Discover our Negolink solution and do not hesitate to contact us for any information request. We are here to answer them.

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We for You: Discover our tips for managing your team successfully

Whether it's in technology, retail, manufacturing or other fields. It is essential to know how to manage your team in order to achieve success together.

At Épisode Software, we have learned a lot over the years and continue to learn from the challenges we face every day. With this in mind, we have decided to share our experience with you.

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Tip 1* Teamwork.

Involve your team in decision-making or direction taking. Giving them responsibilities that will challenge them will allow you to think about the future of your company.

Keep in mind that before we are managers, presidents or employees we are also customers and consumers.

If you work as a team and manage to convince a large number of you, you will succeed in satisfying your current and future customers.

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Tip 2* Listening

Learn to listen to your team and take their feelings into account. Your team must feel secure around you, it is important to congratulate them on their success. You will have understood, recognition is essential for your own success.

Furthermore, your management must be different depending on your employees, because not all of them share the same capacity to take criticism, we are all different, and it is up to the leader to adapt.

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Tip 3* Teambuilding

Build relationships outside of work to strengthen your team and reinforce your bonds.

These activities will improve your team cohesion, conviviality and good humour.

Leave work relationships aside and discover your team in another dimension. You will be surprised by this experience.

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Tip 4* Leadership

Be sure of yourself, it will be easier for your team to trust you. To pull your team up, you need to be the example to follow.

Work with them, don't hesitate to go on the field, you will find it an advantage, you will better understand their working conditions and will be able to improve them.

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The next web transition is coming.

Old and new generations have seen the net evolve, continuing to be a challenge for users of today and tomorrow. We tend to think that it is difficult to do better than what we already know, but the world of the web has not finished surprising us.

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Black and white memories

Tpac is a great way to network, meet people from different backgrounds and learn about new developments over the year. It is also an opportunity to establish trusting relationships that can lead to partnerships in the future.

Tpac is an advantage for new companies to get to know each other, indeed conviviality is a characteristic of this event, we all get to know each other offering us a greater openness of mind.

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A clear focus

It was thanks to the British researcher Tim Berners-Lee that the web came into being in 1991. He was the first to introduce the concept of the “web page”. Equipped with hypertext links, navigation from one page to another becomes child's play.

He is also at the origin of the HTML language that we use today to create our websites. As you can see, he is the initiator of what is known as Web 1.0. A question may then arise – What is Web 1.0?

Web 1.0 is a content delivery network (CDN) that allows information to be displayed on websites. It can be used as a personal website. It charges the user for the number of pages viewed. It has directories that allow users to find a particular piece of information.

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How do we use the net today?

Since 2004, Web 2.0, also known as the “participatory social web”, has become part of our lives. Today more than ever, we can confirm that we are all internet consumers, part of our daily lives.

Our era has brought changes in the way we use these tools. We are a “connected” generation thanks to the various social networks we know today.

Websites have also evolved from being a place to present a product or inform users, to interacting with companies directly through their platform, giving feedback, and even creating discussion forums.

Companies can also run advertisements, which has become the key way to increase their brand awareness. The net evolution is spreading on a grand scale.

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What can we expect ?

The web world is still in a period of transition, and will be essentially user-driven. Several web giants such as Meta (parent company of Facebook), Google and Apple have appropriated all the personal data of consumers, without the latter having any power over it.

The aim of Web 3.0 would be to decentralize data and give power back to the consumer so that they themselves can transport their data from one service to another.


Web 3.0 will be built on the principle of a blockchain, which would allow the creation of financial assets in the form of tokens, for example, that would ensure the internal functioning of each service.

The platforms will be managed exclusively by communities of users. Each user would therefore have their own personal account, where they would be able to create their own blockchain to record their activity. It will also be possible to participate in these new platforms and benefit from them.

As you can imagine, new changes are underway that will further revolutionize the way we communicate. At Logiciels Episode, we are already ready!

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