Sippin' & Shippin'

Episode 21: Is the server dead? The power of a modern tech stack

Sippin' & Shippin'
Sippin' & Shippin'
Episode 21: Is the server dead? The power of a modern tech stack
/

Tanya Phipps | August 19th, 2022

Tried-and-true EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) has existed for decades, allowing big-name retailers and emerging brands to work together seamlessly. But this automated standard comes at a price – it typically works best with an older operating system. The new era of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allows for greater connectivity between entrepreneurs and their partners, and prompts a looming question… is the old-school server dead? What does this mean for EDI? We’re chatting with Stuart Pick, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Brightpearl to get his insiders’ take.

Timestamps:  

00:42 Meet our guest: Stuart Pick from Brightpearl

02:36 EDI vs. API and the need to modernize the tech stack 

04:44 The need to modernize the tech stack 

06:14 OMS. ERP. ROS. What makes the most sense for a scaling business? 

10:25 The pain points of replenishment and how to strategize 

13:26 Is the server dead? Should brands go cloud-based? 

17:48 The modern tech stack and the end consumer: customer experience

20:30 The impact of scalable technology and what’s to come



ecommerce shipping apis: how they work and how they help merchants banner

Leave a Comment