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OpenText Freeway Entry

Standalone EDI System

OpenText Freeway Entry is a standalone EDI software solution specifically designed for small companies wanting to start trading electronically, with customers, or other trading partners. It is a remote or self-installed user application that requires no technical knowledge or previous experience of EDI to install or operate.

Freeway Entry provides the EDI solution required by many different industry sectors, and is tailored to meet the needs of both suppliers and their major customers, in a simple, ready-to-use and affordable package. It has been dveloped from years of experience, based on the feedback from tens of thousands of EDI users, and is regularly updated.

We had been receiving orders via email, followed up by phone call to confirm orders. We were then approached by a large UK supermarket asking us to implement EDI and trade electronically. It was clear that this was becoming a trend within the industry, so we knew that we needed to find a good B2B solution if we were to stay ahead of the game.
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Call our team of advisors on +44 (0)1772 646010 or click here to discuss your EDI requirements.


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Customer Quotes

Freeway Entry combines unbeatable functionality with highly affordable pricing. It is easy for you to start doing EDI and to add new trading partners at any time. You can be ready to meet the requirements of new messages as and when they are implemented by your trading partners. You can also integrate EDI with your back-office accounts systems via standard upgrades when your business is ready to do so.

We are able to respond quickly to any EDI request as we can on-board new partners quickly, and trade in a way that both they and we are happy with.
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Key Differences Between the OpenText Freeway Solutions
Feature Benefit Entry Professional Complete Cloud
Hosted cloud solution No software required
Windows software-based EDI solution For companies who prefer to manage their IT internally
Runs on standard PC hardware No additional investment in hardware required
UK-based support services
Network installation available Share data across different departments running separate PCs
Installation available on-site or remotely Ensures professional installation of relevant components
Training available on-site or remotely Ensures fully trained users
Quick start user guide Gets you up and running quickly
Web user interface Ease of access for users
Document-centric hosted environment Can locate individual documents rapidly
Document-level validation Error rejection and reprocessing (not just batch)
Automatic scheduling of document downloads No need to download documents manually
Automatic forwarding of documents, files and reports via e-mail Replace paper and faxes with automated electronic documents
Compatible with Freeway Analytics Enhanced visibility of key metrics including trading partner relationships
Traffic light system to control and view the status of each batch/document User-friendly improved status management and visibility
Smart alert functionality and increased error reporting Improved status management and visibility
Multi-company support Common systems reduce training and support costs
Multi-user support Can be used by up to 10 users simultaneously
Multiple concurrent processing Run multiple processes at once
Includes trading partners required messages Improve customer satisfaction by easily and quickly complying with message requirements
Integrates common B2B e-commerce messages including Orders, Invoices, Credits, Delivery Advice Improved efficiency with integrated B2B e-commerce messages
Ability to return messages e.g. acknowledgements, delivery notes and invoices from original orders Improve customer satisfaction by easily and quickly complying with message requirements
Add new trading partners (subject to Freeway published release list) Cost effective way to expand your trading partner community
High-quality, responsive support services using remote access software Resolves support issues quickly
Integration accounting/back-office packages Removes manual re-keying and reduces opportunity for human error
OpenText Freeway flat file interfaces (optional) integrates message formats via a single interface with your back-office system Improved business efficiency
Offers full data validation and online flat file testing service Data validation ensures that trading partners receive error-free messages
Bespoke maps
Bespoke back-end integration
Generic/Custom Webform application
User level security / access control
Multiple comms interfaces inc. AS2, FTP, EDI Network
Back-Office Systems OpenText Freeway Commonly Integrates With

Access Dimensions
Access Horizon
Access Supply Chain
Bakery Computing
Bespoke Software
Datel Protex
EDI to Databases
EDI to Excel
EDI to Flat File
Epicor Concerto
Epicor Solarsoft XVP
Epicor T21
Epicor Tropos
Epicor XKO
Exact Abacus
Exact Globe
Infor Lawson
Infor Sunsystems
Infor Swan
Infor SX.e
Intact Software
JD Edwards (JDE)
Ladylodge Systems
MS Access
MS Dynamics AX
MS Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
MS Dynamics Nav
Pegasus Opera 1
Pegasus Opera 2
Pegasus Opera 3
Pegasus Opera Operation 1
Pegasus Opera Operation 2
Pegasus Opera Operation 3
Prophet Accounts
Intact by Ramtac
Request Software
Sage 1000
Sage 200
Sage 200 Online
Sage 300
Sage 50
Sage 500
Sage X3
Sandersons Elucid
Sandersons Formul8
Sandersons Swords
Sandersons Unity
Sandersons Unity F8
SAP Business ByDesign
SAP Business One

Technical Requirements

To run OpenText Freeway Entry, OpenText Freeway Complete or OpenText Freeway Professional, your PC should meet the requirements listed below:

Windows Operating System

OpenText Freeway should be compatible with the UK versions of the following Windows operating systems. Regional (not local) settings must be set as “United Kingdom“.

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Business Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Professional (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 Professional (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (32 & 64 bit)

Note: For installations on Windows 7 & Windows 8 (all versions), a local administrator will be required to operate the software. OpenText SecuRemote VPN client is not recommended for use on Windows 7 or Windows 8

The following Windows operating systems are NOT supported by OpenText Freeway:

  • Windows Millennium Edition (ME)
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows 8 (Basic Edition)

OpenText Freeway is not supported in the following environments:

  • Microsoft Windows Emulators (e.g. on an Apple Mac)
  • Citrix
  • Microsoft, VMware or other Terminal Services

OpenText Freeway Entry, OpenText Freeway Complete and OpenText Freeway Professional applications are designed to operate as single-user systems. Data can be stored on a server to allow non-concurrent access from multiple client PC’s.

If you require a concurrent multi-user solution or cannot provide a localised platform to meet the above requirements, OpenText Freeway Cloud is an alternative option. To find out more please contact OpenText Business Network.

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