Many articles have discussed the enormous benefits of EDI solutions. It is an obvious fact that EDI features give businesses an obvious competitive edge when it comes to financing, time, and labor. However, to better understand the reason behind its charm, it helps to dig deeper into the EDI workflow and see how things flow. So, how does EDI work?
EDI transaction codes (or EDI transaction sets) refer to the set of data exchanged between parties to deliver the requested information via electronic data interchange. The data interchanged are often business documents like invoices or POs (purchase orders). These business documents are broken down into the following parts:
It has become increasingly apparent that EDI software has become a key aspect of the supply chain industry. Some are convinced that EDI and supply chain are one of the best technology combinations and even play a critical role in driving global e-commerce.
It is likely that the EDI software benefits bring about in the supply chain are the reason behind these claims. If your business mainly uses non-EDI exchange and wants to have a better idea of what EDI technology can offer, this article is a great start.
I implementation refers to the process of setting up the EDI system to enable a business to send and receive data via the EDI system with the trading partner (businesses that operate the business electronically). This term also refers to the process of setting up the system to be able to send and receive documents via EDI with a specific trading partner. When the term is used with this meaning, EDI implementation guidelines are often involved.
EDI communication protocols are a set of rules for the electronic exchange data format. The protocols include the process of obtaining the EDI data from the sender to the receiver. This article will go through the most common EDI messaging protocols.
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