Just as with inventory and orders, invoices can also be managed directly through Dsco. Suppliers can upload their invoices to Dsco and the Dsco platform will handle the rest of the transmission to the retailer in the retailer's specified format.
To create an invoice in Dsco, only three items are required: the invoice ID, PO number, and total billing amount. However, Dsco supports many additional invoice fields, such as the shipment tracking number, discount information, and line item information. Go here for more information on each of those supported fields.
Although suppliers are only required by Dsco to include the invoice ID, PO number, and total billing amount, your retail partner may require additional information such as the SKU, quantity, and billing amount for each line item. Please work with your retailer partner to ensure you submit the required information on each invoice.
Dsco supports several different integration methods for uploading invoices to and downloading invoices from the Dsco platform:
1. The Dsco Portal: Manage your invoices directly in the Dsco portal by going to https://app.dsco.io/invoices.
2. Batch Files: Upload or download your invoices as batch files (CSV, XLS, TAB). Those files can be uploaded/downloaded directly through the portal or through the use of an FTP or AS2 connection. Go here for more information on your account-specific FTP site.
3. API: Connect to Dsco and create or pull invoices through the use of the invoice API calls. Go here for more information on using the Dsco API.
4. EDI Files: Similar to using batch files, invoice 810 files can be uploaded to or downloaded from Dsco via an FTP or AS2 connection. Go here for more information on using EDI files to exchange data with Dsco.
The Dsco Platform: Integration
Connecting to Dsco is flexible and there are several options that should align with your IT resources and other systems. Integration is simple as understanding the Data Format and matching that with Connectivity Method.
All of the integration methods noted above are explained in more detail in the "Processing Invoices" support article. Go here for that article.