What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)?
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) technology automates data integration between business partners.
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How can EDI help you?
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a process between two computer systems that enables two companies to exchange business information (purchase orders, invoices, shipping notices, etc.) through standardized messages and specific communications systems, eliminating the need for human intervention.
The characteristics of EDI make it an essential tool for companies to automate the exchange of critical information affecting their business, logistics, or fiscal processes, securely and immediately.
Our EDI solutions are ready to be integrated with the leading ERPs in the market.
What do I need to communicate using EDI?
How does EDI work?
1. Data Preparation
The sender's ERP must generate a data structure with all the information to be integrated into the outbound messages.
2. Data Conversion
Once the data structure arrives at the sender's EDI software, it is converted into the EDI format requested by the recipient.
3. EDI Message Transmission
Once the EDI document has been transformed into the required standard, it is sent to the recipient via an agreed communication system. The EDI software recognizes the recipient and automatically forwards the message, using point-to-point systems such as AS2, OFTP2, FTPS or HTTPS web services, or private services such as VAN or Value Added Networks.
4. Data Reception
Once the message is sent, the process is replicated in reverse. In this way, the recipient validates the message and proceeds with the transformation of the EDI message into a data structure that will integrate into their ERP if there are no errors.
Common EDI Messages
Purchase Order - ORDERS
Invoice - INVOIC
Shipment Notice - DESADV
Price Catalog - PRICAT
Remittance Advice - REMADV
Notice of Receipt of Goods - RECADV
Sales Report - SLSRPT
Invoice | 810 - Invoice
Notice of Shipment | 856 - Ship Notice/Manifest
Purchase Order | 850 - Purchase Order
820 - Remittance Advice | 820 - Remittance Advice
852 - Product Activity Data
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