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Famous Integration Services (FIS) let you electronically trade with your customers and suppliers directly, or via third-party networks such as FoodLink Online. Our growing family of FIS features make efficient, accurate electronic produce trading a reality for large and small enterprises alike. FIS users report saving many hours each day. They are also experiencing improved order accuracy and providing better customer service. We'd be happy to put you in touch with them.
40+ Trading PartnersNew Famous-compatible trading partners are added frequently. Contact your Famous Software Sales Representative for the latest updates, or to ask about adding a trading partner to our list.
See a list of trading partners here.
A Famous-to-Famous ExampleFamous customers can communicate directly with each other using F2F. For example, Packer/Shippers can source items they need from each other to complete orders. The buyer can even specify a third party's ship-to address. FIS acts as a portal for these transactions, and no other service is required.
Orders created in FIS are sent electronically to other FIS users through the FIS server. Related order information such as confirmations, ASNs, and invoices can also be exchange electronically between Famous users via the FIS server.
A Retailer Direct ExampleRetailer Direct enables Famous Version 6 software users to electronically trade with such well known retailers as Affiliated Foods, Costco, and Walmart/Sam's Club. The list of compatible retailers is growing quickly.
Once you have set up the appropriate connections, it is possible to communicate directly with other Retailer Direct partners using FIS. Although there is usually no need to do so, you can also include third party portals such as FoodLink Online if either of the partners in a transaction requires it.
After receiving an electronic order from a partner, Retailer Direct users simply click the Create Orders button to review, add costs, and finalize the order. Once a purchase order is accepted, it becomes a sales order and your Famous Software's FIS capabilities automatically sends an order acknowledgement via EDI/XML through FIS to your customer.
When the order is filled the shipper's Famous Software automatically generates an Advanced Shipping Notification and transmits it to the buyer via EDI/XML. The final (optional) step is electronic invoicing, which can also occur automatically.
A Third-party Network Portal ExampleSuppose that one of your customers wants to use a third-party portal for purchasing products.
The buyer creates a purchase order in the normal manner but, since you and your buyer have agreed to use a third-party network as an intermediary, the buyer's purchasing agent sends the order to the third-party rather than phoning, e-mailing, or faxing to you.
The third-party network system forwards the PO to our Famous Integration Services server which validates, translates, and forwards the PO to your Famous Message Manager Inbox.
Download the White PaperTo learn more about FIS and how Famous Software can help you employ this technology, download our white paper on the subject.
Ready to See for Yourself?Your Famous Software Sales Representative can give you a current list of FIS compatible trading partners and answer any other questions you have about these powerful new tools.
We'd be happy to arrange a personal demonstration as well.