Electronic Systems Integration




Graybar utilizes EDI, XML and proprietary data formats to exchange routine business transactions with our customers. The exchange of business documents is system-to-system, so there is rarely any human intervention facilitating the quick and accurate processing of business documents. Electronic information is received into our centralized ERP system and immediately available to the appropriate Graybar personnel who service these accounts, minimizing the potential for delays and errors associated with other forms of communication such as fax, email and phone.

Typical methods for sending and receiving these routine business transactions are:

  • EDI (Electronic Data Exchange)
  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)
  • Proprietary File Formats (Flt Files)

Graybar's dedicated eBusiness and Electronic Messaging teams will assist the customer through the various phases of deployment including product identification, pricing, testing and connectivity to facilitate a solution that meets the customer's specific business and IT requirements. Because of our dedicated teams, we are able to work quickly to assist the customer in meeting their implementation timelines, enhancing the overall project success.

Graybar supports most business processes including the full quote-to-cash and purchase-to-pay processes. Overall Graybar supports most transaction sets so you can be confident that we can work with our customers to automate many of their manual or paper based supply chain processes. 

The benefits of Electronic Systems Integration include:

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Reduce total acquisition costs
  • Speed up business cycles
  • Eliminate major sources of errors
  • Better logistics management and increased productivity