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iTradeNetwork is not affected by Heartbleed

Important Announcement for iTradeNetwork Customers, Heartbleed is a zero day vulnerability for companies using a particular version of OpenSSL, an open source cryptographic library. This vulnerability allows hackers to access server memory, password information and cryptographic keys among other data. In conjunction with our vendors and noted security companies Qualys (http://www.qualys.com/) and Direct Defense (http://www.directdefense.com/), all services provided by iTradeNetwork have tested clean with respect to the “Heartbleed” OpenSSL bug (http://heartbleed.com/). We will continue to monitor the situation for any changes in scope. You may contact iTradeNetwork Support if you have any additional questions. Thank you, iTradeNetwork Operations

The Enhanced Billback Solution At Work: an Ocean Spray Case Study

The Enhanced Billback Solution was not developed in a vacuum. Instead, it was born out of customer demand to improve simplicity, accuracy and efficiency for the rebate billback process. iTradeNetwork customers that rely on rebate programs simply needed a better way to receive, verify and manage rebate claims and the billback reports that are central to the process. One of the initial pilot projects involved Ocean Spray, an agricultural cooperative and North America’s leading producer of canned and bottled juices and juice drinks. Ocean Spray had been a long time customer and dedicated user of the iTradeNetwork Order Management System…

Introducing the iTradeNetwork Enhanced Billback Solution for Distributors

As discussed in the blog entry Introducing the iTradeNetwork Enhanced Billback Solution for Manufacturers, the Enhanced Billback Solution simplifies and standardizes the way rebate claims are requested, verified, and managed. The benefits of this solution are not limited to manufacturers though. Distributors and other buying organizations can experience a number of important benefits as well, including the following: Simplifies and standardizes delivery of billback reports. Distributors typically have rebate agreements with a number of different manufacturers but how the sales data is exchanged can vary from one partner to another. The Enhanced Billback Solution not only standardizes this data exchange…

Introducing the iTradeNetwork Enhanced Billback Solution for Manufacturers

As discussed in the blog The Rebate Billback Challenge, there are a number of inefficiencies in the typical billback claims process that add unnecessary cost and complexity. While EDI 867 can bring standardization to the data exchange process, it fails to address many of the challenges that manufacturers face: namely the inability to bring context to the data it is providing. The data received by the manufacturer still shows the distributors product identification codes, not the manufacturers. The manufacturer must still map the product identification codes to their own and then validate the details of the claim. These steps can…

The Rebate Billback Challenge

As any food manufacturer will tell you, rebates are a necessary evil in their relationships with distributors and other customers. Sales contracts often include terms whereby manufacturers will rebate money if and when pre-defined sales targets are achieved. While creating incentives for distributors to sell their products, the rebate process generally includes manual, time-consuming and error-laden tasks for both manufacturers and their customers. The general billback process goes like this: a distributor initiates a claim and submits a sales or billback report to validate the claim. The rebate is usually specific to the distributor in that they use their own…

iTradeNetwork Announces Partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market

PLEASANTON, CA – January 29, 2014 – iTradeNetwork, the leading provider of SaaS-based supply chain optimization solutions to the food industry, today announced a partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. Sprouts is a specialty retailer of natural and organic food at great prices. It offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care, and household items, catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 14,000 team members and operates 170 stores. The relationship…

iTradeNetwork Delivers Simplicity, Accuracy, and Efficiency to the Food Industry’s Rebate Billback Process

iTradeNetwork’s Enhanced Billback Solution to Save Food Manufacturers and Distributors Significant Time and Expense by Improving Efficiencies and Reducing Overpayments PLEASANTON, CA – January 27, 2014 – iTradeNetwork, Inc. the leading provider of supply chain management and intelligence solutions to the food industry, today announced the general availability of the iTradeNetwork Enhanced Billback Solution. This new cloud-based solution simplifies and standardizes the way rebate claims are requested, verified, and managed. The Enhanced Billback Solution is the latest addition to iTradeNetwork’s comprehensive suite of optimization solutions that bring efficiency and improve the accuracy of data within the billions of transactions that…

iTradeNetwork DBA Bheem Aitha Praises Teradata and Attunity

From The Sacramento Bee: “Loading data quickly and efficiently into Teradata gives us the fast operational intelligence we need to remain competitive as we expand our partner network,” said Bheem Aitha, Senior Teradata DBA at iTradeNetwork. “With Attunity’s solution we were able to get fast ROI and benefit from optimized data loading that we can set up very quickly without relying on a lengthy development process.” iTradeNetwork’s web-based software automates the supply chain for the retail and foodservice industries. Read more here.

Welcome to the New iTradeNetwork.com

We had two primary goals in mind when we were designing the new website. First, we wanted to raise awareness of the fact that iTradeNetwork is heavily focused on improving our cloud-based supply chain optimization solutions. Our fantastic customers have known about and supported iTradeNetwork over the years, but we want the rest of the industry to stand up and take notice. The second goal was to help our customers and visitors understand the full breadth and depth of our solutions. We offer a full suite that helps buyers and sellers across their entire supply chains: from sourcing and procurement, to…