Sibintek Digital Cluster Specialists Test Blockchain Technology in Electronic Document Management between gas stations (gas stations) and suppliers of related products for mini-markets at gas stations. This was reported to ForkLog by company representatives.
According to them, electronic document management services based on EDI standards are still widespread in retail, but due to their own limitations they are a bit outdated.
“Within the EDI you can make a limited setoperations: pre-order, order, delivery, acceptance of delivery and some others. Often, for gas stations and their suppliers, legal relations that develop outside the specified steps are not regulated by standards ”, - explains the project director of the Sibintek digital cluster Ilya Pelevin.
In addition, EDI is not able to create a trusted environment between the supplier and the customer. Lack of trust between participants in the delivery process can lead to long-term reconciliation of reconciliation reports.
Sibintek has proposed expanding the capabilities of EDI using the blockchain.
“Technology has automated the design processorder and delivery. The parties began to operate with the same information and synchronously monitor the delivery process, and also got the opportunity to almost automatically sign reconciliation acts, ” - says Ilya Pelevin.
Due to the fact that it is impossible to delete or change records in an EDI service on the basis of the blockchain, the parties can monitor the relevance of the data and conduct an audit in real time.
To ensure the transparency of the actions of each participant, Sibintek company is testing various blockchain frameworks. The current version of the pilot solution uses the Exonum open framework.
Recall that in July 2018, the Russian oil trading company Petroleum Trading began the commercial operation of the Proleum platform for transactions using blockchain technology.