Over
200
DMSI Users Served
23
years as a client

DMSi

More than 400 building materials companies rely on DMSi’s Agility ERP software to power their inventory and order management systems. And, in turn, DMSi relies on Klein­schmidt to translate data and exchange EDI documents for those companies.

Business Challenge

Running a software platform for folks in the lumber and building industry involves elec­tron­i­cally trans­fer­ring documents of all types up and down the supply chain. Each of DMSi’s customers may have many trading partners, every one of which utilizes different document layouts, schemas, and standards.

DMSi needed an electronic hub that could painlessly manage of all of those documents, ensuring that their customers — and their customers’ trading partners — could focus on managing and selling building materials, rather than the complex­i­ties of EDI.

The Klein­schmidt Solution

We act as a gateway for DMSi’s customers and trading partners — one that that provides the data exchange and translation to keep commerce flowing.

Our cloud translation enables the entire DMSi software user community to transmit their files to us in one flavor and format through a single connection. We then translate those files to meet the varying require­ments and spec­i­fi­ca­tions of each users’ trading partners.

Between setting up new trading partner rela­tion­ships, managing existing setups, and modifying and testing data translation programs on our data portal, we’ve become deeply knowl­edgable about DMSi’s needs — and their clients’ needs, as well.

Klein­schmidt knows our data,” Senior Product Specialist at DMSi Shelly Price says. They know the industry. We feel confident that with whatever comes up, Klein­schmidt has got our back. In 23 years, I can’t recall there ever being an outage or downtime.”

It just works! It’s quick to configure and once its set up there’s minimal effort to keep it running. Our customers love the reliability of the solution.”

Shelly Price

And no matter the translation — be it conven­tional EDI standard formats or an interchange that’s a little out of the ordinary — we’re able to make it work.

Recently, we’ve started…a project to transmit data a little differently,” Price says. Klein­schmidt immediately put a couple of people on it, had several meetings talking about what we could do, and has been very open to all of our ideas.”

Twenty years of successful translation rests solidly on the foundation of our strong rela­tion­ship with DMSi. Our business analysts and programmers make sure that translating the most standard EDI document and future planning are treated with the same rigor — and that commu­ni­ca­tions are constant.

If the person that we’re talking to doesn’t immediately know (the answer), they can usually get us one very quickly. Everyone throughout the years is very invested in ensuring that we’re successful and that our clients are successful. We know we have a solid partner in Kleinschmidt.”

About the Company

Distri­b­u­tion Management Systems, Inc. (DMSi) provides ERP and integrated eCommerce solutions to the lumber and building materials industry. Their Agility ERP software powers the inventory and order management systems of more than 400 companies.