Lets Talk!

Contact me!



Telephone:

NL: +31 30 697 32 88
UK: +44 208 914 8018

What is your situation?

 

At Onetrail it’s all about Integration and connectivity!

Onetrail's aim is to continue to be the leading cloud based Clever EDI & Data integration brooker in Europe through the delivery of innovative solutions to further support the Onetrail Clever EDI & Data™ and Flexible Connect™ services offering both vertical market focused business partner networks in addition to client specific private business partner solutions.

To this end Onetrail offers Onetrail Clever EDI & Data™ for inter-company Cloud-based integration solutions; Onetrail CIS™ for intra-company Cloud-based integration solutions. And Onetrail Civity™ which specialises in Open Data solutions in the Governmental sector.

Onetrail was founded in 1999 by a team of experts from the worlds of EDI supply chain, Enterprise software and Distribution management. Onetrail utilized its knowledge of Interchange Business processes in Purchasing and Sales to launch Clever EDI & Data™ Services via a Cloud based platform as a solution to address the inefficiencies of traditional EDI & Data integration methodologies. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Onetrail has connected thousands of active Vendors, Distributors, Resellers, Retailers, Etailers & Business Companies across Europe all experiencing the benefits of Clever EDI & Data™ on a daily basis.

In 2015 Onetrail launched Flexible Connect™ enabling all companies, irrespective of their internal systems and business process formats, to experience Clever EDI & Data™ for themselves. Onetrail continues to enhance its Managed Services Platform every day. Our solution makes it possible to combine the two worlds of traditional EDI with modern API web services making integration with Onetrail easy. 

Today Onetrail has connected a critical mass of buyer and supplier organisations in specific sectors resulting in highly successful market-wide Vertical Business & Trading Partner Networks  for IT, Mobile Telecom, Telecom, Consumer Electronics, Office, Automotive, Governmental & Technical Installation Industry.

Furthermore, Onetrail Cloud Integration Services™ (CIS™) utilise Onetrail’s expertise to deliver client specific cloud-based solutions that seamlessly integrate on-premise and cloud applications. Onetrail CIS™ implements and operates your Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) in the Cloud.

In addition, in 2014 Onetrail founded Civity™, which connects suppliers of (open) data with users of data in a secure and managed environment. Civity is all about the connection between “Citizen” and “City” and its primary focus is on government organisations. The Civity CKAN Platform and API environment enable the development of new applications and services to optimize processes across organisations, citizens and cities, turning the concept of the Smart City into reality. Civity is a founding partner of FIWARE Lab NL, the open ecosystem for the development of cloud solutions ( www.fiware-lab.nl).

Blogs

API, Library and Framework. What’s the difference?

As my first blog entry and as a software developer working at Onetrail B.V. I’m going to write (of...

Blogpost by: Pedro Bento
From: Thursday 22 December 2016

Congratulations to all the winners!

  Great to attend last week’s CRN awards and catch up with old friends in the industry....

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Thursday 24 November 2016

Not all content is created equal!

  Many undervalue product content as a necessary frustration, “surely it can’t cost...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 13 November 2015

Retailers – Interested in entering the IT market?

Blurred Lines,      The once clear demarcation lines between different types...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 18 September 2015

Are your sales team maximising their time?

Many IT VAR’s employ experienced sales staff to seek out new opportunities and cross/up sell to...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Monday 31 August 2015

Payload agnostic services?

I'm involved in a lot of web service developments with Onetrail TPN™, Dutch government, GS1 and...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Thursday 23 July 2015

Quality of the correct processing of your purchase order by your Suppliers

This will surely be a recognizable problem for you as purchasing manager; you have placed a purchase order...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 17 July 2015

Next step in Self Connect Service

As mentioned earlier, Onetrail has set itself the goal of making the connection to Onetrail TPN™ so...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 3 July 2015

Is EDI an essential part of an IT Companies IT department?

The IT channel has companies of many shapes and sizes, but the foundations of their activities are...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Tuesday 9 June 2015

Onetrail TPN™ Simulator

Pretending to be somebody else is a popular pastime. Innocent entertainment like Halloween of course, but...

Blogpost by: Thomas Herbers
From: Friday 29 May 2015

Next step in Software Distribution & EDI: Electronic Software Distribution (ESD)

Influenced by apps from various app stores, Cloud services, music and video on demand, customers more and...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 22 May 2015

Customer Order Transactions

Within the IT community everyone is taking orders, Vendors, Distributors and Resellers alike, but how...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 1 May 2015

What is the use of namespaces in XML?

Namespaces are often experienced as difficult, troublesome and dysfunctional. We think quite differently...

Blogpost by: Han Otten
From: Friday 10 April 2015

How does Onetrail help improve margin in the channel?

Onetrail supports 3 key services for IT Resellers and Distributors to make their businesses more efficient...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 13 March 2015

Onetrail Message Validator

This anecdote stems from the pioneering days of Artificial Intelligence development. The biblical quote...

Blogpost by: Thomas Herbers
From: Friday 6 March 2015

Daily and manually cut and paste work

Quickly and conveniently obtain up- to-date prices, stocks and specifications will remain a big problem in...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 20 February 2015

Capture serial numbers in drop shipment delivery?

For support purposes it is required (for example, from manufacturers in the ICT trade) that you mention...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 13 February 2015

How strong is your Ecommerce for your customers?

We now live in an age where standards are set by the nature of how we consume information and what...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 30 January 2015

Is your B2B integration secure? - part 2

In my former blog, I wrote about transport layer security. Next to transport layer security one can apply...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Friday 23 January 2015

Why would you maintain all electronic connections yourself?

Many organizations have started years ago with automating the Buying and Selling process. With of course...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 16 January 2015

What is a Global Location Number (GLN)?

A GLN is a number of 13 characters long, with which a business address as a unique address is identified....

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: Thursday 8 January 2015

A peek in the engine room – part 4 of 4

Monitoring is knowing, but what if you need to change software on which your services rely. Changes on...

Blogpost by: Rob de Boer
From: Thursday 18 December 2014

Does Size Matter?

With the 2014 release of CRN’s top 100 which is based on the company’s annual turnover –...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Wednesday 3 December 2014

Is your B2B integration secure?

Security has never got more attention than today as more and more systems like electronic banking are...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Tuesday 25 November 2014

Devil in the Detail of the Dispatch Advice

The Dispatch advice (or known as Advanced Shipping Notification) is a very helpful message, which is used...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 10 October 2014

Is API management influencing the B2B integration space?

In my previous blog I wrote about API's in the B2B Integration space. This year I was involved in...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Monday 15 September 2014

"Dear customer, your shipment is on its way"

Last week I was at a Reseller who had a discussion with a Distributor about a direct delivery (drop...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Tuesday 2 September 2014

Managing trade-article-data within your system based on articles you keep in stock externally with your supplier?

In my previous blog , I discussed the change of keeping stock within a supply chain. Within many...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Wednesday 27 August 2014

How best to deal with Non Electronic Invoices?

The true definition of an electronic invoice is that it should contain data from the supplier in a format...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 22 August 2014

Everyone makes mistakes

This time my blog entry will be a bit more technical. It’s about certain mistakes a beginner Java...

Blogpost by: Sui Wai Chan
From: Friday 15 August 2014

How satisfied is your customer about your invoicing process?

Have you ever asked your customer if he was satisfied about the handling of invoices? Does your customer...

From: Thursday 7 August 2014

Article File Management; why is this still going manually?

It amazes me every day how many organizations still work the traditional way (read manually), trying to...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 25 July 2014

What is the true cost of selling low margin IT?

As this fast paced industry moves towards its next wave of new revenue with investments being made in...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 11 July 2014

A peek in the engine room - part 3 of 4

Any business in the global E-commerce sector needs to have good monitoring and maintenance. The goal is...

Blogpost by: Rob de Boer
From: Friday 4 July 2014

How much margin do we actually make on our largest and most important customers?

In every industry we have to do with it. The largest and most important customers of the products you are...

From: Friday 27 June 2014

What is the benefit of the Order Response message (ORDRSP)?

The Purchase Order Response message (ORDRSP) is an order confirmation sent by the Supplier to the Reseller...

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: Friday 20 June 2014

How does your organization respond to changes in delivery times on outstanding backorders at your suppliers?

If you work on a project basis, many purchase orders will be purchased project-based. It happens often...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 6 June 2014

How important is Business Intelligence (Bi) to the IT Market?

BitPipe (www.bitpipe.com) describes Business Intelligence (Bi) as Software that explores operational key...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Wednesday 28 May 2014

Neelie Kroes and the ‘Future Internet’

Opportunistic as ever, I recently joined some business partners in their visit to the first FI-PPP (Future...

Blogpost by: Jeroen Moonen
From: Friday 23 May 2014

"Our Customers do not order via internet..."

"When I hear the wholesale Director say 'Our customers do not order via internet", it...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Thursday 22 May 2014

Bring Your Own Device – Risk or Reward?

Many organizations now have a policy for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). It is usually the strength of the...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 25 April 2014

Heartbleed

A few days ago, there was a worldwide announcement that the OpenSSL implementation had a flaw. This flaw...

Blogpost by: Rob de Boer
From: Friday 11 April 2014

Onetrail’s choice for MongoDB and Solr

Onetrail uses MongoDB for storing every document in every stage of the data interchange process. During...

Blogpost by: Eric van Bree
From: Friday 11 April 2014

Mobile payment is the future!

Mobile payment  is a hot item. Currently, mobile payments are being heavily tested by various...

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: Friday 4 April 2014

Retailers have difficulty bridging the "Omni-Channel Commerce Gap"

An interesting Dutch article has been posted on the research page of DutchITChannel. It's about...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 28 March 2014

Are you having problems scaling your organization now the market is recovering?

You probably recognize this: after a challenging period in which most companies have focused on...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Thursday 20 March 2014

Quality of software

Working as a team on the same project might sound easy but often proves to be challenging. If...

Blogpost by: Sui Wai Chan
From: Friday 14 March 2014

Invest in IT to Grow or Grow to Invest in IT?

IT VAR’s are all heading towards a service based approach, where margins are greater than selling...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Thursday 6 March 2014

How reliable are delivery times?

Increasingly, I come across "Order before 9 pm for next day delivery!” In practice this is not...

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: Wednesday 26 February 2014

A mess...

... it is with all the different applications in the Cloud. As fast as they become available, the user...

Blogpost by: Jeroen Moonen
From: Friday 24 January 2014

A peek in the engine room - part 2 of 4

A good and fully functional hardware platform is half the effort of creating a good service providing...

Blogpost by: Rob de Boer
From: Wednesday 22 January 2014

Order today, at home today!

In one of my previous blogs I wrote about the expectations of the new generation of consumers. They want a...

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: Tuesday 21 January 2014

Do you have problems integrating external stock data in your ERP/Financial System?

Increasingly, more sales are done based on products which are out of stock. This means that at the time...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Monday 6 January 2014

Selecting the right Suppliers to Integrate

IT VAR’s are continually reviewing their supplier networks to ensure they are receiving the best...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Thursday 2 January 2014

EDIFACT is hard to read and understand, but is still being used!

EDIFACT messages are hard to read and difficult to understand. They contain elements with loops and a lot...

Blogpost by: Han Otten
From: Friday 20 December 2013

The new challenges of IT: Mobile & Social

The world is evolving at a furious pace due to 'Mobile' and 'Social'. Almost everyone...

Blogpost by: Hermien Roebersen
From: Friday 6 December 2013

Is backorder Management causing you a headache?

For years, keeping backorders up-to-date is causing you a headache, especially obtaining the most...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Thursday 28 November 2013

What do VAR’s say about their operational processes?

Based on the recent results from a Survey Commissioned by Onetrail, CRN has put together a special report...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 22 November 2013

Are you losing too much time due to incorrect prices on your purchase invoices?

You probably recognize this: many purchase invoices cannot be made payable due to the mismatched prices on...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 15 November 2013

Is API management the new buzzword for B2B integration and SOA governance?

Maybe you haven’t heart it yet, but API management is the new buzz after EAI, ESB, and SOA. API...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Thursday 7 November 2013

Growing numbers of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers

The growth of Cloud is strongly driven by software applications from the Cloud; Software-as-a-Service...

Blogpost by: Hermien Roebersen
From: Friday 25 October 2013

Why do things the hard way?

On July 25th 2013, I posted a blog about an easy way to get the right prices and stock information from...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Wednesday 23 October 2013

Maximize your efficiency with all Purchase Order Types

In the dynamic world IT VAR’s live in there are many variable order types to cater for. This is...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Wednesday 16 October 2013

The complicated world of Onetrail PDM

My 10 year old nephew (Blue Skull Candy headphone casually around his neck, iPad mini in his left hand,...

Blogpost by: Ben Becker
From: Thursday 10 October 2013

A peek in the engine room - part 1 of 4

In the next blogs, I will try to give you a small impression on the choices and methods Onetrail uses to...

Blogpost by: Rob de Boer
From: Friday 27 September 2013

DESADV - What are the advantages with the electronic shipping notice?

DESADV is the abbreviation for Despatch Advice. This is the electronic version of the paper advance ship...

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: Friday 20 September 2013

Daily frustration; uniforming Product Data?

As an IT Reseller do you recognize this problem? You work with an ERP or financial system such as Exact,...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 6 September 2013

Is the purchase order received by your supplier processed correctly?

Many purchase orders are placed without the Buyer checking if the purchase order has been processed...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Thursday 29 August 2013

Invoice Matching for IT VAR’s

For IT companies where margins are low and the number of administrative processes is high, is it...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Tuesday 27 August 2013

Log on the webshops of all of your Distributors for prices and stock?

At the resellers’ purchase and sales departments we often see many opened websites of various ...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Thursday 25 July 2013

Do you have problems controlling the margin in your sales process?

Have you ever thought how to monitor the margin on your sales? Increasingly, the Buyer sells products that...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 19 July 2013

Will AS4 be as successful as AS2?

AS4 is developed by Oasis, focusing on the functionality of AS2, ebMS 3.0 and a...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Wednesday 17 July 2013

Cloud based ERP solutions Vs In House for IT VAR’s

In The Cloud ERP – Hosted elsewhere in an external IT environment (i.e. Netsuite) In House ERP...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 12 July 2013

How to create a product suitable to sell in a webshop?

Increasingly, organizations are expanding their sales process to the internet, allowing customers to...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 14 June 2013

How does your buyer purchase products when stock is kept externally?

After closing a sale, the purchase department needs to transform the sales order into a purchase order....

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Tuesday 26 March 2013

How do you ensure control of direct deliveries from your supplier to your customer (Drop Shipping)?

More and more retailers are delivering their products directly from the wholesaler to the end-user, your...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Wednesday 16 January 2013

Meanwhile, in the kitchen…

The kitchen of Onetrail is the software development department. Here, on a daily base dishes are served...

Blogpost by: Roland de Hoop
From: Tuesday 9 October 2012

Does your Financial department process a lot of invoices manually as well?

Many surveys show that the processing of invoices is a costly activity. In addition, manually verifying...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Monday 1 October 2012

How does your organisation maintain your article file?

In most organisations, sales articles are created manually. This process is very time consuming and...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Monday 1 October 2012

Advantages of automatic information processing versus manually

Many surveys show that manually processing of information leads to mistakes. In structured business...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Monday 1 October 2012

Also having problems creating a scalable organization?

When things are rough you will need to deal with your costs effectively. By effectively automating your...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Friday 28 September 2012

News

Onetrail connects Coolblue supplier number 300

Exactly one year ago Coolblue requested Onetrail to connect their suppliers through the Onetrail...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Monday 9 October 2017

Samsung Electronics kiest voor het Onetrail Trading Partner Network™

Samsung levert apparatuur voor in huis, zoals tv's, beeldschermen, koelkasten en wasmachines. Maar...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Friday 1 September 2017

Swansea (UK) based IT specialist Comcen signs agreement with Onetrail

Comcen has recently signed an agreement with Onetrail in order to support its growth and to assist in...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Friday 25 August 2017

Onetrail is moving to a new office location!

We are proud to announce that due to our growth, we are moving to a new location in two months. We will...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Friday 24 March 2017

Certificate Change Onetrail TPN

Important: Certificate Change! Zeist, Dec 2015 Dear Onetrail TPN™ Customer/User, We would...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Thursday 17 December 2015

Onetrail TPN has released a new RESTful Price and Availability service

Zeist, November 9th 2015 Onetrail continues to develop it’s Trading Partner Network with new...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Monday 9 November 2015

Only 1 week to go till the Tech Data Partner Event!

On March 26th 2015 Tech Data organizes its annual Partner Event. This year’s theme is...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Thursday 19 March 2015

What do customers say about Onetrail?

Have you already seen the latest Quote Testimonial? Do you want to know what Stephan Hermans of...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Friday 6 February 2015

Onetrail wishes you a Merry Xmas!

We would like to express to you our sincere appreciation and wish you a Merry Christmas and a...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Thursday 18 December 2014

Telecom Time Event 2014

Onetrail will be present (stand 13B) at the Telecom Time event on November 19 and 20! Telecom Time is...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Wednesday 12 November 2014

It’s Onetrail’s 15th anniversary today!

A few questions to the proud founders Jeroen Moonen and Cor Zijlstra... How did it all start?...

Blogpost by: Lisa Pels
From: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Partnership UWV (Dutch Employee Insurance Agency) & Onetrail

Last year Onetrail CIS™ has won the tender for integrating 55 suppliers for UWV. The offered...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Wednesday 1 October 2014

IT4Sale and Onetrail close cooperation agreement

As of today IT4Sale is available as a Trading Partner via Onetrail TPN™. IT4Sale is specialized in...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Thursday 22 May 2014

Future-proof e-tailing?

Recently, Onetrail partnered with CloudSuite. CloudSuite is a Cloud-based E-Business solution that is...

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Wednesday 16 April 2014

Onetrail TPN™ welcomes ATIS Telecom as a new Seller

Recently Onetrail successfully integrated ATIS Telecommunication as a Seller to Onetrail TPN™. Via...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Friday 11 April 2014

The Tech Data Partner Event was a great success!

Last Thursday February 13th, it was that time again, The Tech Data Partner Event 2014. For years, this...

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Wednesday 19 February 2014

Tech Data Partner Event 2014

On February 13th 2014 Tech Data organizes its annual Partner Event. Not just any event, because this year,...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Friday 24 January 2014

Merry Xmas everybody

Pleasant holidays,   For you and your family, Enjoy and relax, We were happy to...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Wednesday 18 December 2013

Telecom Time Event 2013

Onetrail will be present (stand F21) at the Telecom Time event on November 20 and 21! Telecom Time is by...

Blogpost by: Onetrail
From: Tuesday 15 October 2013

Onetrail are proud to support the IT Channel at CRN Darts Night

Onetrail in partnership with Nolan Business Solutions have successfully created the ideal Cloud Business...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Tuesday 17 September 2013

Onetrail goes to REST part 2

The first resource that we are going to be undisclosed is the Price and Availability service. With four...

Blogpost by: Eric van Bree
From: Friday 16 August 2013

Onetrail goes to REST

A few years ago Onetrail introduced the B2B web services for the ICT, Office and Telecom supply chain....

Blogpost by: Eric van Bree
From: Friday 16 August 2013

Product Guide™ 3.1.0 Release Notes

Onetrail has introduced the 3rd generation of its popular Product Guide™ last year. The Onetrail...

From: Tuesday 14 May 2013

Onetrail will be exhibiting at CRN Partner Connect on 16th May 2013

After a successful year attracting many new VAR’s and Distributors on Onetrail TPN we have decided...

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Wednesday 1 May 2013

Release Product Guide V3

In recent years we have received a lot of positive feedback on the Onetrail TPN™ Product...

Blogpost by: Lisa Pels
From: Friday 18 January 2013

Onetrail TPN™ ICM Communication Module

The last couple of weeks Onetrail has worked hard to develop, implement and test the Onetrail TPN™...

Blogpost by: Cor Zijlstra
From: Tuesday 4 December 2012

New Onetrail Corporate Identity

Today Onetrail proudly announces its new Corporate Identity “The Clever Connection”. A new...

Blogpost by: Jeroen Moonen
From: Monday 1 October 2012

Onetrail TPN™ Documentation Center™ available online

Onetrail has been working hard in the last few months to complete the online edition of the Onetrail...

From: Monday 11 April 2011

New order type “License Order” available within Onetrail

Onetrail processed the first License Orders last week between the IT distributor ETC and their supplier...

From: Wednesday 23 March 2011

They chose Onetrail